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15 Vegan Icing Recipes

The best vegan icing recipes including royal icing, buttercream and Italian meringue frosting. There’s something to match any dessert you fancy!

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If you’re a keen baker, you’ve probably made your fair share of vegan frostings and icings. Vegan buttercream is not too dissimilar because you can simply switch out the butter for dairy-free alternative and it’ll work pretty much the same.

For icings that use eggs, such as royal icing or meringue buttercream, it’s not so simple. Luckily, there are plenty of vegan icing recipes that look and taste just as delicious.

The best vegan Icing recipes

Without further ado, let’s take a look at these tasty recipes. I’ve teamed up with some other food bloggers to bring you this list of all the best flavours. I hope you enjoy!

Chocolate Buttercream

Let's start with a classic, shall we? This chocolate buttercream is rich, creamy and full of chocolatey flavour. Pair it with chocolate traybake or cupcakes to take them to the next level!
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Image of dairy-free chocolate buttercream frosting piped into a white ramekin

Strawberry Buttercream

Strawberry buttercream is a little more complicated than it first appears but this recipe is beautifully soft and creamy. It uses freeze-dried strawberry powder for maximum flavour and the best texture. Goes well with chocolate strawberry cupcakes.
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Lemon Frosting

Zesty lemon buttercream frosting bursting with citrus flavour. This is a great one for Spring time baking and makes the perfect topping for lemon cupcakes.
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Small Cupcake With Vegan Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting

Vegan cream cheese frosting can be tricky to get right but this recipe is foolproof and super easy. It has a tangy, sweet, cheesy flavour and a beautifully creamy texture. Pair it with carrot cake, red velvet cupcakes or banana cake.
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Biscoff Buttercream

This is the PERFECT topping for all of your Biscoff, vanilla or chocolate desserts. Made with smooth Biscoff spread, it's packed full of speculoos flavour. Use it to top Biscoff cake or cupcakes.
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Vegan Biscoff Buttercream

Royal Icing

This royal icing recipe uses vegan-friendly aqua faba instead of egg whites. It dries firm and shiny so it's perfect for decorating sugar cookies.
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flat lay of vegan sugar cookies topped with royal icing

White Chocolate Buttercream

Smooth, rich buttercream flavoured with dairy-free white chocolate. This would go perfectly on any chocolate dessert such as chocolate sheet cake.
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Italian Meringue Buttercream

There are no eggs needed for this Italian meringue buttercream! It's light and airy with a buttery vanilla flavour. It makes the perfect topping for vanilla cupcakes.
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Italian Buttercream Vegan Icing

Raspberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Fluffy raspberry buttercream with an intense raspberry flavour. It's naturally flavoured and coloured, and just the right amount of sweet.
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Vegan Raspberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream

American Meringue Buttercream

This is one of the easiest vegan icing recipes to ever exist! This American meringue buttercream requires no thermometer to make- It's an easy, no-fuss recipe that takes just 30 minutes.
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American Meringue Buttercream

Peanut Butter Frosting

A simple, nutty frosting that's perfect for all peanut butter desserts! It contains just 4 simple ingredients and vegan butter is not one of them!
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Vegan Peanut Butter Frosting

Peppermint Buttercream

If you love peppermint, you'll love this buttercream! It's smooth, creamy and perfect for pairing with any kind of Christmas dessert.
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Easy Peppermint Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Vanilla Buttercream

Vanilla may have a reputation for being basic, but this buttercream is far from it! A smooth, creamy, flavourful vegan icing recipe that takes just 5 minutes to make.
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Vegan Vanilla Icing

Sweet Potato Frosting

A refined-sugar free chocolate frosting, sweetened with nutritious sweet potatoes and maple syrup. A paleo-friendly recipe with just 6 ingredients.
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Sweet Potato Frosting

Marshmallow Fluff

This marshmallow fluff is not only egg-free, it's sugar-free too! This would make a great topping for any low carb cake or dessert.
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Sugar Free Vegan Marshmallow Fluff

That’s all for now! I hope you love these vegan icing recipes. If you make any of them at home, please let me know how it goes by leaving a comment below. Enjoy! xo

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