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Gluten-Free Buttercream Frosting Recipe

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A gluten-free and egg-free frosting recipe made from egg replacer, margarine, powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Admittedly, this recipe hasn't received positive reviews, but neither of the reviewers actually tried the recipe. Have you tried this recipe? Leave a review and let us all know how you liked it (or not!).

Gluten-Free buttercream frosting recipe courtesy of Ener-G Foods.


  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 tsp gluten-free vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk or water
  • 1 tsp Ener-G Egg Replacer


Cream butter and shortening with electric mixer. Add vanilla.

Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of the bowl often. When all the sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry.

Add milk and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Keep icing covered with a damp cloth until ready to use.

For best results, keep icing bowl in refrigerator when not in use. Refrigerated in an airtight container, this icing can be stored 2 weeks. Rewhip before using.

This buttercream frosting recipe is both gluten-free and wheat-free.

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 3 out of 5
, Guest rhubarbra

It helped me, as I have to make a vegan gluten free dessert and I like buttercream, so I'm going to try it. Sounds easy enough.

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