Dairy-Free Frosting Recipes

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    Vegan Dark Chocolate Frosting

    Chocolate And Vanilla Cupcake
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    Vegan Dark Chocolate Frosting Recipe

    Perfect for vegan chocolate cakes and cupcakes, this frosting is rich, delicious, and just plain good, not to mention easy to make!

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    Dairy-Free Lemon Buttercream Frosting

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    Dairy-Free Lemon Buttercream Frosting Recipe

    Sweet and creamy with a little bit of lemony tang, this rich frosting is a lovely, bright addition to dairy-free birthday cakes, cupcakes, and wedding cakes.

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    Gluten-Free Coconut Frosting

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    Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Coconut Frosting Recipe

    This dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free frosting takes a little bit of time to prepare, but although it's prepared unlike most frosting recipes that quickly beat together unhealthy ingredients like butter and powdered sugar, it makes a delicious frosting that everyone, vegan or not, will love. Everyone always asks me for this recipe, even if they never liked coconut before!

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    Chocolate Hazelnut Frosting

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    Dairy-Free Chocolate Hazelnut Frosting Recipe

    With additions of chocolate soy milk and a touch of hazelnut extract, this frosting is perfect for dairy-free cakes and cupcakes like these Vegan French Vanilla Cupcakes, with a sweet, nutty flavor and smooth, creamy texture.

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  • 05 of 18

    Coffee Frosting

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    Dairy-Free Coffee Frosting Recipe

    A little bit of espresso goes a long way in this coffee-flavored frosting. Simple to make and so delicious, this is the perfect topping for dairy-free chocolate cakes and cupcakes like this Vegan Mocha Cake.

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  • 06 of 18

    Tomato Frosting

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    Vegan Tomato Frosting Recipe

    It may sound strange at first, but this recipe is a nice way to make homemade pink-red frosting without using any artificial dyes or colorings. Give it a try with your favorite vegan cakes and cupcakes!

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  • 07 of 18

    Royal Icing

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    Royal Icing Recipe

    Royal Icing is a simple icing that is typically used for decorating sugar cookies, gingerbread houses, cakes, and cupcakes. Prepared with just a few ingredients, this icing is perfect for everyday treats as well as special occasions. And, it's totally dairy-free. While some Royal Icing recipes use egg whites, this recipe uses meringue powder, which is a bit easier and neater to work with. To make different colors of Royal Icing, simply replace some of the water or vanilla...MORE extract with food coloring of your choice.

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  • 08 of 18

    Vegan Chocolate Frosting

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    Vegan Chocolate Frosting Recipe

    A simple cocoa powder frosting that's perfect for almost every cake, cupcake, and occasion.

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  • 09 of 18

    Dairy-Free Cream Cheese Frosting

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    Dairy-Free Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

    Perfect for dairy-free carrot cake or Vegan Carrot Cake, dairy-free soy cream cheese is creamed with dairy-free margarine and confectioners' sugar until rich, smooth, and sweet.

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    Dairy-Free White Frosting

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    Dairy-Free White Frosting

    You can't go wrong with simply classic white frosting.

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    Peanut Butter Frosting

    Delicious Peanut Butter Cupcakes
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    Dairy-Free Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe

    Natural peanut butter is creamed with dairy-free cream cheese and powdered sugar to rich, smooth perfection.

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    Coconut Frosting

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    Coconut Frosting Recipe

    Cream of coconut and flaked coconut make this frosting fun, flavorful and rich.

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    Strawberry Frosting

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    Vegan Strawberry Frosting Recipe

    This perfectly pink frosting is great for white and chocolate cakes and cupcakes.

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    Rich Chocolate Frosting

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    Rich Chocolate Frosting Recipe

    Rich, creamy and satisfying. Who knew dairy-free (and vegan!) could be so delicious?

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    Low-Fat Vanilla Frosting

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    Low-Fat Vanilla Frosting Recipe

    A low-fat, vegan frosting is prepared with powdered sugar, soymilk powdered, soy yogurt, and vanilla.

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  • 16 of 18

    Vanilla Icing

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    Dairy-Free Vanilla Icing Recipe

    Lighter than frosting, this simple icing is perfect for muffins and quick breads.

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    Chocolate Ganache

    Chocolate Cake with Ganache Frosting
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    Vegan Ganache Recipe

    An easy, rich topping for dairy-free cakes and brownies.

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    Dairy-Free Buttercream Frosting

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    Dairy-Free Buttercream Frosting Recipe

    A rich, creamy topping for any cake or cupcake.