Dairy-Free Vanilla Frosting

Cuisinart original

This frosting pairs very well with the Gluten-Free Golden Cupcakes,but is also a great alternative to any vanilla frosting.


Makes about 2 cups


1     cup non-hydrogenated vegetable
2     cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1     tablespoon pure vanilla extract
¼    teaspoon kosher salt
1-2 teaspoons water, optional

Nutritional information

Nutritional information 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 a medium mixing
bowl. Mix on Speeds 2 to 3 to make
creamy, about 30 seconds. Add the sugar
and continue to mix on Speeds 2 to 3,
then add the vanilla extract and salt. Mix
again, on Speeds 2 to 3, until smooth and
fluffy, about 30 seconds.
2. If the frosting is too thick, add enough
water to mix to desired consistency.