This post gives a recipe for a delicious, easy, dairy-free cake icing that tastes just like buttercream. It's great for anyone avoiding dairy!

Dairy-Free Cake Icing



  1. Cream the shortening and sugar.
  2. Add 4 Tbsp. milk of choice and vanilla.

This will yield a nice, thick frosting. If you would like a thinner version, add more milk--a little at a time.


You can make your own powdered sucanat by pulsing it in a blender. Note that it does have a stronger, molassesy taste.

Recipe by The Humbled Homemaker at