Vegan Lemon Frosting

Lemon frosting cake
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  • Total: 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 12 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
100 Calories
2g Fat
21g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 100
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 31mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 0g
Calcium 4mg 0%
*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.)

With just four simple ingredients, including fresh lemon juice, this easy vegan lemon frosting recipe is super lemony. If you want to try a super easy vegan frosting, this one won't disappoint. This frosting is great for cakes such as vegan white cake and vegan chocolate cake and whatever other cake you want to have some zesty lemon flavor. This frosting is also fantastic on cookies like sugar cookies, lemon cookies, etc.

Make sure you use fresh lemon juice as opposed to the bottled kind. This frosting is also easy to customize for other flavors as well. For example, switch out the lemon juice and zest with strawberry puree and extract (you could also use vanilla extract) and you have strawberry icing. The possibilities are endless and this recipe is a great stepping-stone to making any kind of frosting that you'd like.

This recipe was reprinted with permission from The Compassionate Cook Cookbook.


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup margarine (softened)
  • 2 tablespoons soy milk
  • 1 lemon (juice and zest)

Steps to Make It

  1. With an electric mixer set at low speed, cream the sugar and margarine.

  2. Beat in the soy milk and lemon juice.

  3. Stir in the lemon rind.

  4. Now, you can smooth it over cakes, cookies, and desserts alike just make sure they are cool enough first. Enjoy!

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