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Vegan Swiss Meringue Buttercream Recipe

Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time15 mins

The icing you get with this recipe is fluffy, light and melts quickly in mouth. While decorating this icing, you can also put over some vegan custard in the center of the icing for different look. There are different ways of preparing this recipe. American way, Italian way, Swiss way, may be more (Can’t be sure). I found Italian way quite difficult to prepare so, I prepare in the following form.

Vegan Swiss Meringue Buttercream

 215 oz Cans of Chickpeas
 1 cup Bean Water
 1 ½ cups Vegan Butter
 2 tsp Vanilla Extract (Can also use Vanilla Beans)
 1 cup Confectioners’ Sugar
 1 cup Granulated Sugar
 ½ tsp Cream of Tartar
 1 cup Vegetable Shortening

Take a saucepan, keep it on stove top at medium flame


Add chickpeas water and sugar to the pan and now keep it on high flame


Let the mixture boil, till then, beat the Aquafaba with the beater. Keep the speed high for it to get the glossy and thick finish


Now, in another bowl, add cream of tartar with the confectionery sugar, then mix it to the aquafaba cream and stir continuously till the sugar melts


Add the chickpea water mixture to the cream mixture, add shortening, vegan butter, and whipp the entire mixture in high speed with the beater


Now, add the vanilla extract to the cream and you frosting is ready.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 6

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 817
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 61g94%
Cholesterol 160mg54%
Sodium 65mg3%
Potassium 70mg2%
Total Carbohydrate 67g23%

Sugars 66g
Protein 4g8%

Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 5%
Iron 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.