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Hand scooping Vegan Chocolate Buttercream Frosting from a bowl with spoon.
Vegan Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Creamy, fluffy, and packed with rich chocolaty flavor! This luscious vegan chocolate frosting is exactly what you need for your next cake. Whips up in minutes and it's freezer friendly too!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 197 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
  • 1 ½ cups (3 sticks) vegan butter, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup non-dairy milk, at room temperature, plus more as needed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 4-5 cups organic powdered sugar
  1. Place the butter into a large mixing bowl, and beat it at high-speed with an electric mixer, until creamy.

  2. Beat in the non-dairy milk, in two additions, beating each addition in fully before adding the next.

  3. Beat in the vanilla extract.

  4. Beat in the cocoa powder until fully incorporated into the mixture.

  5. Begin beating in the powdered sugar, about 1 cup at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

  6. Continue adding the powdered sugar until you're happy with the consistency and taste of your frosting (4-5 cups total). If you find you've added too much, thin the frosting with a tiny bit (a tablespoon or less) of non-dairy milk.

  7. Use immediately, or store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks, or in the freezer for 3 months.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
Amount Per Serving (2 tablespoons)
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 104
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.5g18%
Saturated Fat 3.8g19%
Sodium 123mg5%
Potassium 91mg3%
Carbohydrates 24.4g8%
Fiber 1.1g4%
Sugar 22.1g25%
Protein 0.7g1%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.