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Vegan (or not) Vanilla Icing

Orange Cake with Vanilla Icing for our BSG Finale Party

Orange Cake with Vanilla Icing for our BSG Finale Party

As a follow up to my Orange Cake recipe, this is my basic vanilla icing recipe.  There are several variations, all of which I have tried at one point or another depending the people for whom I was baking and their dietary restrictions/allergies.

In a large bowl mix together with a hand mixer:

  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 4 tbsp vegan margarine (or substitute one of the following: butter, shortening, canola oil or other oil)
  • 2 to 4 tbsp coconut milk (or substitute one of the following: milk, rice milk, soy milk, water, juice, maple syrup or coffee)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Add more icing sugar or liquid to adjust the consistency.

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5 thoughts on “Vegan (or not) Vanilla Icing

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  4. alyson

    2 to 4 tbsp coconut milk (or substitute one of the following: milk, rice milk, soy milk, water, juice, maple syrup or coffee) — Can you do almond milk as well?

  5. Amanda

    Yes, I think any liquid would work. Just start with 2 tbsp and add slowly. The consistency will be slightly different depending on what liquid you use.