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Vegan Buttercream

Vegan Buttercream

A simple recipe for silky smooth vegan buttercream, making dairy free baking easy! This buttercream is perfect for piping, use it to decorate cupcakes, muffins or large cakes.
Course Treats
Cuisine American, English, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 68kcal


  • Stand Mixer


  • 200 g vegan butter or margarine with a high fat content
  • 400 g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract


  • Whisk cold butter in the bowl of a stand mixer, using the paddle attachment, on low until light and fluffy. This should take just a couple of minutes.
  • Add icing sugar 1/2 a cup at a time, whisking between additions.
  • Pour in the vanilla extract very slowly, 1 teaspoonful at a time, whisking between each addition.
  • Sprinkle in a bit more icing sugar a little at a time if necessary to get the required consistency.
  • If it goes too stiff, add a tiny bit of dairy free milk to thin it.


Nutritional information is only an approximate guideline. Calculations will vary according to the ingredients you use and your cooking methods.


Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 16g