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Bowl of vegan buttercream whipped into a spiral

Vegan Buttercream Frosting

  • Author: Liz Madsen
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This fluffy and sweet buttercream frosting is made without oil or butter, but doesn't compromise on flavor or texture. Rich, luscious, and customizable!


  • 3-4 cups organic powdered sugar
  • ½ cup coconut cream, room temp. (vegan butter will also work)
  • Vanilla or other flextract, optional


  1. Add all ingredients to the bowl of a stand mixer or a tall mixing bowl.
  2. Mix on slow speed at first, then increase speed to medium. Mix until smooth and well-combined.
  3. If your frosting is too thin:
  4. Try adding more confectioner’s sugar. If it seems melty you may just need to refrigerate it for 10-15 minutes.
  5. If your frosting is too thick:
  6. Add a touch more coconut cream.
  7. Frost your cake or cupcakes and enjoy!
  8. Refrigerate frosting until needed.Remove the frosting from the refrigerator approximately 10 minutes before it’s needed and set on the counter to come to room temperature.
  9. Do not attempt to microwave frosting as it will have an uneven consistency.
  10. Do not attempt to frost a remotely warm cake as the frosting will melt.
  • Prep Time: 6 minutes
  • Category: Ingredient
  • Method: Mixer
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Vegan, Oil-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Soy-free, Vegan Buttercream