Oh my word – THIS frosting recipe! Soooo good.
When you want a frosting that is super sweet yet with just enough tang to offset it, then you likely want this vegan lemon buttercream frosting.
To be honest, in retrospect, I probably should’ve just called this ‘vegan lemon frosting’ because I didn’t use much vegan butter in it at all.
But whether it’s called ‘lemon buttercream’ or straight up ‘lemon frosting’ is not super important, what is important is that this is a frosting that has served me very well.
It is simply divine on a Vegan Red Velvet Cake!
And a slightly adjusted version (adding in some apple cider vinegar for even more tang – no seriously – it works great!) for our Vegan Carrot Cake was a heck of a winner too!
So it might not be a lot of vegan butter used in this but it definitely has just enough to make it delectably creamy and rich.
And it’s just 4 ingredients! This is a frosting you will love!
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Easy step-by-step guide to making vegan lemon buttercream frosting. Just 4 ingredients!
- 3 and 3/4 Cups (450g) Powdered Sugar
- 3 Tbsp (45g) Vegan Butter
- 4 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp (5ml) Vanilla Extract
- Add the powdered sugar into a mixing bowl along with the vegan butter, lemon juice and vanilla extract.
- Using an electric mixer on low speed mix together, gradually increasing speed.
- It should be thick so that when you spread it on a cake it sets and doesn’t run. However, if it’s too thick, add more lemon juice, a drop at a time until it reaches the right consistency.
- If it’s not thick enough, then add more powdered sugar.
- Category: Frosting
- Cuisine: Vegan, Baking
- Serving Size: 1 Serve (of 10)
- Calories: 208
- Sodium: 30mg
- Fat: 2g
- Carbohydrates: 48g
- Protein: 0g