Sour Cream Frosting – Gluten and dairy free

Making a rich, creamy, dairy-free frosting is an added bonus to spread upon your favorite gluten and allergy free cake.

Basic Ingredients:
1/4 cup dairy-free Sour Cream
1/2 cup vegan butter (or Coconut spread )
3-4 tbsp. dairy-free milk ( I use Almond original )
3-4 cups Powdered Sugar
1 tsp GF Vanilla flavoring

Allowing your vegan butter and sour cream to come to room temperature before mixing will allow for better blending.  With electric beater, mix ingredients on low until moist, then beat on high until smooth and creamy.

Chocolate Frosting:  in small saucepan add 9 level tbsp. Cocoa and 3 tbsp oil and mix well over low heat.  Add the chocolate mixture to basic frosting ingredients.

French Vanilla Frosting:  replace Vanilla flavoring with McCormicks French Vanilla Extract.

Coconut Frosting:  replace Vanilla flavoring with 1 tsp. Coconut Flavoring ( I use Frontier ) and 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes.  You can add 1 cup well-drained crushed pineapple to this frosting to add a boost of flavor.

Banana Frosting:  replace Vanilla flavoring with 1 tsp. Banana Flavoring ( I use Frontier )

Maple and Pecan Frosting:  replace Vanilla flavoring with 1 tsp. Maple Natural Flavor Extract (Nature’s Flavors) and 1 cup finely chopped pecans.  Try adding 1 cup of toasted coconut to this frosting with a chocolate cake.

Cherry Frosting:  replace Vanilla flavoring with 1 1/2 tsp. McCormicks Cherry Flavoring.

Chocolate-Cherry Frosting:  Make the chocolate frosting and ad 1 1/2-2 tsp. McCormicks Cherry Flavoring.

Orange Cream Frosting:  replace Vanilla flavoring with 1 tsp. orange peel and 3-5 tbsp orange juice in place of milk.

Other flavors can be substituted to create your own favorite frosting.  Frontier offers a complete line of flavorings for your convenience.

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Comments: 10

  1. Jan March 21, 2012 at 4:07 pm Reply

    Oh my frosting mmmm sounds so good….

    • Mary Hudak-Collins March 22, 2012 at 11:07 am Reply

      Any one of these taste so good Jan. It took awhile to make each one. Luckily, they freeze well so I now have my frosting for future cakes LOL.

  2. Jessica March 22, 2012 at 3:20 am Reply

    mmm I think I’m going to try making the orange cream frosting!

    • Mary Hudak-Collins March 22, 2012 at 11:09 am Reply

      Great Jessica…let me know what you think. Would love your input :)

  3. Andy David March 22, 2012 at 10:23 pm Reply

    These all sound delicious, but my favorite would have to be the coconut and of course the chocolate…because I just love to indulge…or over-indulge if I was visiting you! LOL
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Mary Hudak-Collins March 24, 2012 at 11:19 am Reply

      Each one of the flavors are mighty good on just the right cake ☺ But I have to agree with you Any, the coconut and chocolate are my favorites too!

  4. Bongo March 24, 2012 at 3:34 pm Reply

    ohhh man there are times i wish I cooked or baked….I’m thinking this is really yummmmmyyy… As always…XOXOXOXOXO

  5. Mary Hudak-Collins March 26, 2012 at 11:39 am Reply

    We will have to ‘whip’ something up next visit ☺ I’ve got several goodies that you would probably enjoy LOL.

  6. April @ The 21st Century Housewife March 26, 2012 at 3:29 pm Reply

    It’s lovely to see a recipe for a gluten and dairy free frosting, especially one with so many variations! Thank you for sharing a great resource with the Hearth and Soul hop!

    • Mary Hudak-Collins March 26, 2012 at 5:10 pm Reply

      You are very welcome April! I hope that everyone enjoys the variations if they give it a try. I just bought a bottle of Gluten-free Coffee Extract and going to try a ‘coffee’ frosting on chocolate cake…hoping for a Mocha taste?

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