Vegan-Friendly Caramel Buttercream

Vegan-Friendly Caramel Buttercream

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"This is a rich, caramely buttercream frosting, which pairs perfectly with a simple chocolate cake, or frost an apple cake for a sweet Autumn treat. This icing can also be made with standard ingredients such as milk and butter. It makes enough to frost one two-inch layer cake, or 24 cupcakes."


20 m servings 290 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 290 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.6g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 71 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Stir the margarine and brown sugar together in a pan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, and cook for 1 minute until dark brown. Remove from heat, and whisk in the soy milk and vanilla extract until smooth.
  2. Beat the shortening together with 2 cups confectioners' sugar in a mixing bowl until well blended. Continue beating, and gradually add the brown sugar mixture, alternating with the remaining confectioners' sugar.
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  1. 15 Ratings


Quite unexpectedly good for a vegan recipe. I made this to top some vegan chocolate cupcakes for some friends of mine that don't consume animal products. My only critique would be that it seemed...

I made this to go along with a vegan chocolate cake for a vegan coworker's birthday. I had a little trouble following the first part of the recipe and the consistency was a little off at first, ...

BEST FROSTING RECIPE!! I didn't add the shortening, and I added melted chocolate chips, and it turned out amazing. best vegan frosting i've ever had!!

tastse good But this is an icing! not frosting!

This is amazing!!! Thanks for sharing.

If I could swear on here about how good this was, I would. My partner really assumed it would be no good because it was vegan--then she tried it. Now we're engaged! Actually, it wasn't becaus...

so good i ate it plain after i was done

Amazing frosting. Goes great with the Vegan Cupcakes recipe on all recipes. Look it up.

This was good and the only thing I did different was use all vegan butter, no shortening. It was a really nice compliment to my spice cupcakes (also vegan), but like any caramel buttercream, it'...