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Vegan Frosting Recipes
Written by Mattie    
Hi! I've just discovered your amazing site and i have got to say it is incredible!! I've been a food science geek for some time now (got hooked when i start watch harold mcgee's lecture series online). I've tried to put it into baking but but i've never found any good sources that put that knowledge into vegan recipes the way you do! I can't understate how much I'm loving your site!
This recipe looks great as vegan cream cheese costs its weight in gold in new zealand (where i'm currently at), and is weird tasting! I want to make a white chocolate icing and i wonder if i could do it by making the shortening with coco butter and basically adopting this recipe? Do you think that'll work or would that not taste strongly of chocolate enough? Thank you!
Reviewed by Mithuna April 30, 2012

Hi! I've just discovered your amazing site and i have got to say it is incredible!! I've been a food science geek for some time now (got hooked when i start watch harold mcgee's lecture series online). I've tried to put it into baking but but i've never found any good sources that put that knowledge into vegan recipes the way you do! I can't understate how much I'm loving your site!
This recipe looks great as vegan cream cheese costs its weight in gold in new zealand (where i'm currently at), and is weird tasting! I want to make a white chocolate icing and i wonder if i could do it by making the shortening with coco butter and basically adopting this recipe? Do you think that'll work or would that not taste strongly of chocolate enough? Thank you!

Owner's reply

Thanks for the kind words Mithuna! Harold McGee is my primary influence. I strive to write On Food and Vegan Baking;) There's a couple things you could try to make a white chocolate icing:

You could make my version of White Chocolate Frosting here: http://veganbaking.net/frostings-icings-sauces/645-rich-white-chocolate-frosting

Or you could make White Chocolate Vegan Butter and substitute it for the shortening in this recipe. If you choose to go this route, use 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons White Chocolate Vegan Butter and omit the non-dairy milk, apple cider vinegar and lemon juice in this Easy Cream Cheese Frosting recipe. The White Chocolate Vegan Butter recipe is here:
http://veganbaking.net/fats/vegan-butters/783-white-chocolate-vegan-butter

Good luck!

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