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Ultimate Vegan Chocolate Frosting

How to make vegan chocolate frosting

  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This is the BEST vegan chocolate buttercream frosting ever!! Even traditional dairy lovers love this vegan chocolate frosting! Just 4 ingredients, ultra rich and lush, super quick and easy to make, and perfect for cakes, brownies, cookies, cupcakes, and more!


Units Scale
  • 2 cups (460 g) vegan butter, room temperature*
  • 1 cup (100 grams) SIFTED cocoa powder
  • 3 cups (600 grams) SIFTED powdered sugar*
  • 1/41/3 cup creamy dairy free milk (such as soy milk or oat milk)

Yields 7 cups frosting


  1. In a stand mixer with whisk attachment, or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, cream the vegan butter until fluffy and light, about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add in the cocoa powder and 1 cup of the powdered sugar. Continue creaming the mixture, adding in the remaining powdered sugar in 1 cup intervals until smooth. Add in 1-2 tbsp dairy free milk at a time to help achieve a creamy texture.
  3. Use immediately on cakes, cupcakes, and desserts.


Vegan butter: For nut free, and an all around great vegan butter, I recommend Flora Plant Butter. For Paleo vegan, I recommend Miyoko’s Creamery. Other brands that work well for this are Earth Balance baking sticks and Forager Project oat butter.

Refined sugar free: you can swap in coconut sugar for the powdered sugar, and have an entirely refined sugar free vegan chocolate frosting!

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