NO TOFU Vegan Frosting

We had a party here the other day (wonder if that’s where I got this killer cold?) and one of the attendees was our vegan daughter. It was easy to find a cake mix with no milk products, but I didn’t even think of looking for a non-dairy frosting. When she came to the party, she brought a cake frosted with an off-the-shelf non-dairy product, so the joke was on me.

Here is the recipe I used for a tasty, fluffy frosting, easy and tofu-free.

Non-Dairy Cake Frosting

  • 3 Tbs non-dairy margarine (Blue Bonnet Light is one)
  • 1/3 cup butter-flavored shortening (like Crisco)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla (or other flavoring)
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Beat with electric mixer until well-mixed and fluffy. Covers one sheet cake, a double-layer cake, or 24 cupcakes.

These were butter pecan, so I topped each cupcake with a pecan. They were very pretty and very good.

Now, if you will, please talk quietly amongst yourselves whilst my cold and I languish. Alas.

WRITING PROMPT: How does your main character deal with something like a cold or a splinter: unpleasant and inconvenient but not serious?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “NO TOFU Vegan Frosting

  1. Sarah G

    January 19, 2011 at 8:57am

    Shortening IS a traditional ingredient. I’ve had tofu frosting before… it’s just not right. šŸ˜›

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      Marian Allen

      January 19, 2011 at 2:23pm

      Loved your guest post at Austin Camacho’s. šŸ™‚ You wanted to grow up to be Kolchak, eh? I wanted to be 1) a beachcomber 2) Sheena, Queen of the Jungle and/or 3) Wonder Woman.

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      Marian Allen

      January 19, 2011 at 2:24pm

      The cupcakes turned out very well. I was pleased. šŸ™‚ But one or another of us has
      GOT to get a helicopter friend–no two ways about that! šŸ˜‰

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  2. Sharon Reece

    January 26, 2011 at 1:02pm

    How fun! Next time you and your daughter need to see who is making what! BTW I happen to love tofu but sure never had it in frosting. It sounds nasty!

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      Marian Allen

      January 26, 2011 at 1:21pm

      I love tofu, as well, but also never had it as anything but part of a main course. I like it marinated and baked or fried. Um yum!

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