Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Vegan Frostings

Vegan Frostings

What is cake without frosting? Well it would just be wrong that's what that is! Frosting is the perfect last touch on your favorite cupcakes, cake, cookies, etc. These recipes listed are 3 different ones that are popular and can be changed up from time to time with a few additions of different extracts, zest, etc. They are rich and the perfect texture, so try and not lick the spatula...its tough but worth it! Enjoy!

Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting


(Makes around 3 cups)

Ingredients
-1/2 cup vegan butter, coconut oil or vegan shortening at room temperature
-1/2 cup vegan cream cheese, softened (Tofutti)
-3 cup powdered sugar
-1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

Directions

In the stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat the Crisco, vanilla, and room temperature vegan cream cheese on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Turn the mixer to low (stir setting), add the sugar slowly (a little at a time, 1/2 cup increments), mix until incorporated. Increase the speed to medium high and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Serve with a great vegan red velvet (listed in the blog). Enjoy!

Vegan Vanilla Frosting






(Makes around 4 to 5 cups)

Ingredients
-1 cup vegan butter, coconut oil, or vegan shortening at room temperature
-6 cups powdered sugar
-1/3 cup vegan milk
-1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

Directions

In the stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat the Crisco on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Turn the mixer to low (stir setting), add the sugar and salt, mix until incorporated. Increase the speed to medium high and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl.

With the mixer on low, gradually add the 1/3 cup vegan milk and vanilla. Beat on low until incorporated, then beat on medium high until the frosting is airy and thoroughly mixed, about 1 minute, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Serve with a great holiday cookie (just add holiday colors) and decorate, or with a delish cake. Enjoy!

Vegan Chocolate Frosting


(Makes about 2 cups)

Ingredients
-1/2 cup vegan butter, coconut oil, or vegan shortening at room temperature
-2/3 cup cocoa powder
-3 cups powdered sugar
-6 Tablespoons vegan milk
-1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

Directions

In the stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat the Crisco on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Turn the mixer to low (stir setting), add the sugar, salt, and cocoa powder and mix until incorporated. Increase the speed to medium high and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl.

With the mixer on low, gradually add the vegan milk and vanilla. Beat on low until incorporated, then beat on medium high until the frosting is airy and thoroughly mixed, about 1 minute, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl. If you want more frosting for the cake make more, its all up to you and your tastes. Serve on a chocolate cake to really make yourself a chocoholic or great on half moons. Enjoy!

*TIP* 

-You can easily add flavors, zest, and other favorite ingredients to the frost to make a whole new frosting for whatever delish desert you decide to put it on. 

-Amy