Dairy-Free Vanilla Frosting

Cuisinart original

This frosting pairs very well with the Gluten-Free Golden Cupcakes.


Makes about 2 cups


1            cup non-hydrogenated vegetable shortening

2            cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted

1            tablespoon pure vanilla extract

¼           teaspoon kosher 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


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.

Scrape the entire bowl and then add the sugar. Start the mixer on Speed 2 and then slowly increase speed to 5 to incorporate the sugar. Scrape the bowl again and then add the vanilla extract and salt. Mix again, increasing up to speed 10 until smooth and fluffy, about 30 seconds.