I had my first vegan request, tried one recipe, which failed miserably. I came across this one, and it was FANTASTIC. Even my BF, who’s a meat-and-potatoes kind of guy, tried the vegan cupcake with vegan vanilla frosting and loved it!
Amount Ingredient 1/2 C shortening 1/2 C soy butter (Earth Balance is good) 3 1/2 C confectioner’s sugar (powdered sugar) 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/4 C soy milk (or rice milk. I used vanilla flavoured soy milk)
Cream together shortening and soy butter, then add confectioner’s sugar and beat for a couple of minutes. Add soy milk and vanilla, and beat for 7-8 minutes, until fluffy.
You can adjust the consistency of the frosting by adding more soy milk or sugar.