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EGGLESS Vanilla Frosting

This is a super simple vanilla frosting recipe, that I adapt from Caity's Kitchen (  Caity has lots of allergy-friendly recipes on her site, mostly tailored for dairy-free, egg-free, and nut-free.  Below is how we use it in our house because we are not dairy-free.


EGGLESS Vanilla Frosting


  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioner's (powdered) sugar
  • 2 tbs milk


  1. In a large bowl, beat shortening and butter until fluffy

  2. Beat vanilla into the mixture

  3. Gradually add powdered sugar one cup at a time

  4. Gradually add milk until mixture is back to light and fluffy consistency


  • A veryyyy tiny bit of milk goes a long way!  If the frosting is too dry, add a tiny bit of milk - like a drop!  This will really soften it more than you think, and you can continue to add milk in small drops if needed.  (If you add too much, add a little bit of powdered sugar, etc, etc).
  • You can freeze this frosting!  I always freeze the leftover in a kitchen container, and can scoop out whatever amount I might need (think those one-off school birthday parties), or use the rest.  It defrosts quickly, and works well in a piping bag.
  • This recipe is also peanut free, tree nut free, and sesame free - but we use brands that are within our comfort level as far as shared equipment.
  • We have no affiliation with Caity's Kitchen.  This is not a paid advertisement for this brand / blogger.  Just a food-allergy family who enjoys these recipes and doesn't mind sharing how we modify to make allergy-free for us!