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  to 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. Using the beaters, mix on Speeds 2
to 4 to make creamy, about 30 seconds.
Add the sugar and mix on Speeds 2 to 5,
then add the vanilla extract and salt. Mix
again, on the same speeds, until smooth
and fluffy, about 30 seconds.
2. If the frosting is too thick, add enough
water to mix to desired consistency.