Buttercream Frosting (dairy-free, corn-free, egg-free, nut-free, soy-free)

Buttercream Frosting (dairy-free, nut-free, and soy-free with options for corn-free and egg-free)

1 cup Palm Shortening

1 tsp. Clear Vanilla Extract (if you want a white icing.  If you need a corn-free vanilla extract, try this recipe using a corn-free vodka)

2 Tbs. Water

1 lb. Powdered Sugar (365 Organic has a corn-free powdered sugar, using tapioca starch instead of cornstarch OR you can make your own corn-free powdered sugar)

1 Tbs. Meringue Powder (omit for egg allergies)

Pinch of Sea Salt (optional, but it cuts the sweetness a bit.  A pinch is just under 1/8 tsp.)

  • Cream together the shortening, vanilla and water, then add the powdered sugar (and meringue powder if you decide to use that).
  • Beat the icing for 5 minutes, this will make it light and fluffy.