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dairy and nut free chocolate frosting/icing

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marmiteandcheeseplease Mon 03-Oct-16 15:19:27

I'm planning to make a cake for a get together with some mum friends. One of them is dairy and soya free as she's breastfeeding a baby with CMPA, and the other is allergic to ALL nuts AND coconut. I think I'm ok for a dairy and nut free chocolate cake but would like to make some frosting and am a bit stuck.

Anyone know a decent, not tasting like crap recipe for chocolate frosting that is both dairy (and soya) free and doesn't use nut or coconut oil? Everything I've seen seems to substitute butter for coconut oil. I'm wary of using vegan or dairy free margarine as I ate some cake made recently by someone who used stork in their "butter"cream and it was awful.

So... tips please! If there are any non-dairy margarines that don't make plasticy tasting frosting that anyone can recommend, I'd love to know of them...

Hughpughbarneymagrew Mon 03-Oct-16 15:22:46

Get a tub of betty Crocker choc fudge frosting. Best tip ever from the mums on my cmpa breast feeding support group grin

Bonnylassie Mon 03-Oct-16 15:24:17

I have a dairy and egg free son and we use betty crocker buttercream icing. I've checked and it's soya and nut free as well. You can get it in a number of flavours and most supermarkets stock it.

marmiteandcheeseplease Mon 03-Oct-16 19:05:29

Thanks for the suggestions! grin

wellIdeclare Mon 03-Oct-16 22:11:34

this frosting recipe I substitute pure sunflower marg for butter and although I use soya milk a rice milk substitute would work just as well - add the milk a tablespoon at a time though as often you do not need all of it as stated in the recipe. this is also the best and easiest vegan chocolate cake recipe I have ever found.

JammyDodger16 Mon 03-Oct-16 22:18:58

Betty Crocker without a doubt... Food of the gods!

Fingermoose Mon 03-Oct-16 22:30:12

Mmm, Betty Crocker vanilla frosting sod the cake just eat it from the tub

Lindy2 Mon 03-Oct-16 22:35:24

I've tried to make a buttercream with Pure but it doesn't work well. If you add any liquid, even a drop of colouring, It all separates and looks awful.
I always use Betty Crockers now. It looks and tastes great.

MarklahMarklah Mon 03-Oct-16 22:49:39

I do this - nobody even knew it was butter free.

100g stork margarine (but the stuff in small gold-foil blocks NOT the tub)
190g icing sugar
10g cocoa (NOT drinking chocolate)

You need to have it at room temperature so the marg is soft. Or chop the marg into chunks (or grate it). I don't have a food processor so I have to blend it by hand. Keep going until you have a paste.
Now slowly add a teaspoonful of warm water and beat that in.
Then another. You may need a third - the idea is to end up with something the consistency of whipped cream.

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