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Vegan Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

  • Author: Ester Perez
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: approximately 2 cups 1x


My all time favorite Vegan Chocolate Buttercream Frosting that I have used at my children’s birthday parties for the last several years.  It is super easy to make, using only 4 ingredients.  It is decadent, pipes edges beautifully and is completely dairy and egg free.  Plus, it takes 5 minutes of prep time.


  • 1 1/3 cups melted semi-sweet vegan chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life)
  • 2/3 cups organic vegetable shortening ( I use Spectrum)
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 Tablespoons Maple Syrup Grade B


  1. Add all ingredients to a saucepan and whisk on lowest heat setting until all chocolate chips are melted. About 5 minutes.
  2. Pour ingredients into a tupperware or glass container and allow frosting to cool at room temperature until mixture has set. Depending on the temperature of your home, this can take 1-2 hours to thicken. You can whip this up with a stand mixer or hand mixer to make this even fluffier.
  3. You can now frost a small 6 inch cake with this. If you want to make decorations on the top and bottom edges or frost a 9 inch cake, make a double batch recipe. Use a 1M tip to make stars on the edges.
  • Prep Time: 60 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Dessert
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