Dairy-Free Vanilla Frosting

Cuisinart original

Frosting pairs very well with the Gluten-Free Golden Cupcakes (page 44).


Makes about 2 cups


1    cup non-hydrogenated vegetable shortening
2    cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1    tablespoon pure vanilla extract
¼   teaspoon fine sea salt

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (2 tablespoons): Calories 182 (61% from fat)carb. 19g • pro. 0g • fat 13g sat. fat 6g • chol. 0mg • sod. 33mg • calc. 36mg • fiber 0g


  1. Put the shortening into the Cuisinart® mixing bowl. Attach the chef’s whisk and begin whisking on Speed 2, increasing up to Speed 5 to cream and make smooth, about 30 seconds.
    2. Scrape the entire bowl and then add the sugar.
  2. Start the mixer on Speed 2 and then slowly increase speed to 5 to incorporate the sugar.
  3. Scrape the bowl again and then add the vanilla extract and salt.
  4. Mix again, increasing up to Speed 10 until smooth and fluffy, about 30 seconds.