Vegan Dark Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate and vanilla cupcake

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 36 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
136 Calories
3g Fat
26g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 36
Amount per serving
Calories 136
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 62mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 1g
Calcium 13mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Perfect for vegan chocolate cakes and cupcakes, this frosting is rich, delicious, and just plain good, not to mention easy to make! As with any recipe that uses only a few ingredients, take care to select good-quality ingredients to ensure that you have the best possible frosting.


  • 3 1/2 cups sugar (confectioners)
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup soy margarine (dairy-free, 1 1/2 sticks at room temperature)
  • 1/3 cup and 1 tablespoon soy milk (dairy-free, room temperature)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces chocolate (dark dairy-free chocolate, melted)

Steps to Make It

  1. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the confectioners sugar and cocoa powder until well combined.

  2. Add the dairy-free soy margarine, soy milk, and vanilla extract, beating just until there are no lumps.

  3. Add the melted dark chocolate and beat until smooth.

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