Vegan Strawberry Coconut Butter Buttercream. You all are going to love this creative take on traditional buttercream frosting. This is a Vegan Strawberry Buttercream Coconut Butter Frosting and it's amazing. Dairy-free, gluten-free and no added oil!
No, that's not ice cream. It's strawberry frosting. And no, there is not butter or oil added to this recipe. The texture reminded me of soft serve, so I really couldn't help myself photographing it in the ice cream cone. We need frosting....for cake. What would cake be without a delicious frosting? A strawberry frosting at that? It would be kind of boring, wouldn't it?
Well, I promised to share with you all the strawberry frosting from my daughter's birthday cake party and here it is. I hadn't originally planned on posting this frosting today, but after my reader Deborah wrote me a couple days ago wanting it for her granddaughter's birthday cake, I rushed to get it up for her.
The frosting I originally made for my daughter's cake was a tad too tart for me, I had literally winged it that day and while my mother-n-law and sister both loved it, it was just too tart for my liking. I knew I needed to remake it before posting it on the blog. SO, here it is. Super simple, just 5 ingredients (+ salt) and a wonderfully sweet and strawberry-infused "buttercream" frosting, perfect for little girls, or little boys, or big girls and boys, birthdays! Haha!
I also wanted to thank several of you who have already made the Dreamy Vanilla Vegan Gluten-Free Cake! I have loved seeing your photos and hearing your amazing feedback. Now you can top that cake with this wonderful Vegan Strawberry Buttercream Frosting. Mmmmmm. So, what does it look like slathered all over chocolate cake??
This. Rich, moist, chocolate, decadent cake....topped with vegan strawberry buttercream frosting. Does it get any better? Oh, and you must make this Vegan Gluten-free Chocolate Cake. And THEN, you can make the double layer cake that I originally shared. Vanilla + chocolate + strawberry frosting. You will be quite the baking master the day you make that for a birthday party.
This chocolate cake is freaking unbelievable too. After all the vanilla cake testing I did previously, I was soooo ready for chocolate. With the strawberry frosting, I decorated it additionally with some strawberries, which also hides imperfect frosting technique by the way, and I added curled dark chocolate. Yum.
Now, I normally never use powdered sugar, but stick with maple syrup or coconut sugar, but I wanted to try to mimic a buttercream as much as possible. Eliminating any oil or butter was a challenge in itself, and the frosting needed a thick powdery sugar for both flavor and texture. Besides, I'm ok with eating it once or twice out of the whole year. So what did I do for butter? I used coconut butter instead of traditional butter! It gives a smooth, silky, creamy flavor and structure to the frosting. It worked so darn amazing on my Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes, that I was just itching to use it again in another frosting. To use a natural food coloring, I used dried beet powder and it gave this natural gorgeous pink color.
I can't wait to hear what you all think of this Vegan Strawberry Buttercream Frosting! Please leave feedback below after you make it, or any of my recipes. I work really hard creating all of these recipes for you, and hearing from you means so much. I'd also love to see your pic if you want to tag me on Instagram @thevegan8 and don't forget my tag #thevegan8, so it saves to my page and I don't miss it.