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Jun 23, 2010 08:27 AM

need vegan chocolate buttercream recipe


does anyone have a good vegan chocolate frosting/buttercream recipe? not finding a decent one! thanks.

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  1. Here's a link to a previous thread on vegan cupcakes & frosting. Recipe is from the book Vegan cupcakes take over the world.

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    1. re: Joyfull

      the frosting for those cupcakes is vanilla...the PPK recipe i linked below seems to be a modification with cocoa, so hopefully it'll be good.

      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

        thank you for the link. google search sometimes just doesn't cut it. i wonder if it would work with earth balance butter?

        1. re: trolley

          that's what the recipe calls for (and even if it didn't, Earth balance usually provides the most successful result with vegan frosting).

          1. re: goodhealthgourmet

            I use EB spread in my frosting all the time. Tastes really good, texture also very good.

            1. re: addicted2cake

              thanks. my husband uses EB so i'm prepared to use that instead of the EB shortening. i like your handle! i'm addicted to cake too!

            2. re: goodhealthgourmet

              the recipe calls for earth balance shortening not EB butter. wondering if there's much of a difference.

              1. re: trolley

                sorry, i just saw the EB part :) the shortening is pure oil, while the spread also contains water, soy protein and guess is that you'll get a thicker, fluffier frosting with the shortening, but i'm sure you can get away with the spread - just add a little extra confectioner's sugar (or a teeny bit of cornstarch) if it's not thick enough.

                1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                  thanks. i bought the shortening just in case of a frosting disaster. i've had many of those before just with butter/ powder sugar kind of frostings. i prefer swiss buttercream myself but my hubby is lactose intolerant and maintains a gluten free diet as well. so here i go to venture into the unknown!

                  1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                    so i just finished frosting the cake and i have to thank you again for turning me on to this recipe. this frosting rocks! it has the greatest consistency and the taste is super chocolate-y. i still miss the taste of butter but it was ten times easier than making frosting from butter.