Vegan Chocolate or Carob Frosting

  • 1/2 cup corn oil
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup soymilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter flavoring (optional)
  • Dash Salt
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa or carob powder
  • 4 cups powdered sugar

Begin by measuring the oil, 1/3 cup soymilk, flavorings, and salt into a large bowl. Combine the ingredients together with a fork or electric beaters. Gradually add the sugar, mixing all the while. The frosting should be smooth, glossy and thick enough to spread. If the frosting seems too thick then add a little bit of soymilk, about 1 teaspoon at a time, until it reaches a spreadable consistency. Electric beaters make quick work of this frosting, but a whisk and diligence will do just as well. This recipe makes a lot of frosting, enough to thickly cover the tops and sides of a layer cake. This is my kids favorite frosting. It is easy and inexpensive to make.