Dairy-Free Sweet Potato Buttercream Frosting (refined sugar-free, vegan)

Ali Segersten Oct 29, 2016
Dairy-Free Sweet Potato Buttercream Frosting (refined sugar-free, vegan)

It's not easy coming up with a whole food-based frosting that is as nutritious as it is tasty, but way back in 2010 I came up a sweet potato icing recipe based off of the ingredients I was using in the liquids for this Buckwheat Cinnamon Roll Recipe. I've made a number of different variations on this theme and included some in my cookbooks. I have even made this into a chocolate sweet potato frosting!

Below you will find a delicious dairy-free sweet potato buttercream that you can use to frost cupcakes or cookies. Use this frosting to make sandwich cookies using my Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookie Recipe, or use it to frost your favorite cupcakes. Using orange-fleshed sweet potatoes will create a beautiful orange frosting (perfect for fall holidays), while using white-fleshed sweet potatoes will create a gorgeous white frosting (to replace those sugary vanilla frostings).

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Hi Alicia,

I like to spread the frosting on with a knife but you could also use a pastry bag. The frosting will cause the cookies to become soft if left on overnight so they are best served right after they've been frosted (or within a few hours).

Happy Holidays! :)

Hi! Did you use a pastry bag or just spread it with a spreader on the cookies? We're making these tomorrow! So excited!

Yay! Glad you enjoyed that recipe. Thank you! :)

Hi Jill,

Thanks so much for your feedback! I bet the frosting was gorgeous. What a special treat for your daughter! :)

I forgot to mention that I used the your grain-free chocolate cupcakes here on the blog too. Perfect for my nut, gluten, and dairy sensitive child!

Hi Ali: I just wanted to let you know that I made this recipe for my daughter's 2nd birthday yesterday and it was a hit! I used white sweet potatoes and then colored the frosting with natural food dyes. I used your suggestion for decorating with freeze dried fruit. Thank you again!

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