vegan vanilla frosting (light & fluffy)

  • Yield:

    ices 24 cupcakes
  • Prep Time:

    15 mins
  • Cook Time:

    0 mins
vegan vanilla frosting (light & fluffy)

This icing is really light and fluffy - you beat the air into it, so I recommend you use a machine to do this tiring job for you. That said it is worth the time and effort as it is  another lovely vegan frosting.

It makes me very happy that our children don't miss out just because they cannot have unhealthy butter cream. I also love that vegan food can still be naughty and nice. Looking at the photo below you can see that you don't have to smother cupcakes in icing to make them look cute and pretty!


  • ¼ C trex
  • ¼ C sunflower spread
  • 1 ¾ C icing sugar
  • ¹⁄8 C m!lk alternative (we use Koko)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract  


  1. In a mixer beat the trex & spread until they are well combined and fluffy (about 4 minutess in my kenwood chef with a K beater).

    little dots of icing work well too!
    little dots of icing work well too!

  2. Add the icing sugar and beat for another 4 minutes.

  3. Then add the m!lk alternative & vanilla; beat for about 7 mins until really light and fluffy. Pop the lot into the fridge for at least half an hour to cool before icing your cakes. 


Always ensure your cakes are cold when you ice them, if they have any internal warmth still they will melt your icing.