vegan chocolate frosting

Vegan chocolate frosting, easy, creamy, fluffy.

If you’re anything like me frosting can be its own food group. A good frosting can be the difference between an edible cake and a sublime cake. I’m personally not a fan of the shortening tasting buttercreams that can be found from most stores. This easy vegan chocolate frosting is sure to please. Your family and friends will never even know it’s vegan. It does require a few simple vegan specific items, but you can find them at your run of the mill big box grocery store. No need to make a trip to a specialty store to make this vegan chocolate frosting.

Vegan / dairy free chocolate chips- Most big-name grocers will carry these because allergies and food sensitivities are so common nowadays. Opt for a name brand high-quality chocolate for the best flavor.

Vegan / dairy free cream cheese- Again most big-name grocers will carry a dairy free cream cheese. There are plenty of brands to choose from, each with their own specific flavor and texture profile. If you haven’t experimented with different brands, I recommend it. Some cream better than others. Some can be a bit chunky but still taste good.

Vegan butter- There are so many good options for vegan butter out there. Just pick your favorite and it will do wonderful.

Vegan Chocolate Frosting

Prep Time 9 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 8 oz vegan cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 cup dairy free chocolate chips high quality
  • 3 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar


  • In a microwave safe dish or double boiler melt together the chocolate chips and vegan butter. if microwaving do it at short intervals so that it doesn't get over cooked and become gloppy. Once fully melted set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer bowl add in the vegan cream cheese, vanilla, and cream together. Once the chocolate is cooled down mix it into the cream cheese.
  • Finally add in the powdered sugar and mix until fluffy.
  • Pipe or slather it onto fully cooled cakes.
Keyword allergen-friendly, cake, chocolate, dairy free, frosting, vegan

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