Vegan buttercream frosting

Vegan Buttercream Frosting

  • Author: Alison Andrews
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 12 cupcakes


This delicious vegan buttercream frosting is silky, smooth and velvety and perfect to spread on cakes or pipe onto cupcakes. Easy 4-ingredient recipe.


  • 3 and 1/2 cups (420g) Powdered Sugar
  • 1 cup (225g) Vegan Butter*
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract


  1. Add the powdered sugar, vegan butter, salt and vanilla extract to the bowl of a stand mixer and starting at slow speed, gradually increase speed until thick and smooth.
  2. If your consistency is too thick, add a little non-dairy milk a drop at a time, and if it’s too thin, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup more powdered sugar.
  3. Spread onto cakes or pipe onto cupcakes.
  4. Store leftovers in the fridge.


*See our blog post for more troubleshooting tips for this recipe.

*This recipe makes enough for 12 cupcakes when piped generously (as pictured) or to frost an 8 or 9-inch two layer cake.

  • Category: Dessert, Gluten-Free
  • Cuisine: Vegan


  • Serving Size: 1 Serve (of 12)
  • Calories: 242
  • Sugar: 34.2g
  • Sodium: 113mg
  • Fat: 11.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 34.9g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0g

Keywords: vegan buttercream frosting