Oreo Frosting

This Oreo frosting is creamy in all the right ways and perfect for your cakes, cupcakes, and more. I especially love using it to top this vegan Oreo cake.

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Having the right frosting can transform a simple cake into something spectacular. For example, you can spread this indulgent Oreo frosting over a simple chocolate wacky cake and it’s a dessert fit for a queen!

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What You Need

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:

  • Vegan butter — Use storebought vegan butter or make homemade vegan butter.
  • Vegan Shortening — Any vegetable shortening will work here, such as Crisco. You can substitute coconut oil.
  • Powdered Sugar — We’ll be adding powdered sugar for sweetness and texture.
  • Soy Milk — I recommend using creamy soy milk. You can substitute vegan creamer, but I don’t recommend thinner plant-based kinds of milk such as almond milk.
  • Oreo Crumbs — You can buy Oreo crumbs in the baking aisle of many grocery stores, but it’s just as easy to make it yourself. I recommend using a food processor to create fine crumbs if you hope to pipe the frosting. Otherwise, coarse-ground cookie crumbs are great when spreading it over a cake.

How to Make This Recipe

  1. Cream the vegan butter and shortening together until fluffy. 
  2. Add the powdered sugar, one cup a time, mixing in between each addition.
  3. Then add milk, one tablespoon at a time, mixing in between each addition, to create a smooth, spreadable frosting.
  4. Add the cookie crumbs and mix in short bursts until just combined.
    A stand mixer shows Oreo frosting in a whisk attachment and in the mixing bowl below it.
  5. Spread over cakes, cupcakes, donuts, and more.

Storage Tips

Store any leftover frosting in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 10 days. You can freeze this frosting in appropriate freezer containers for up to 2 months.

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Frequently-Asked Questions

Why use butter and shortening in frosting?

Butter adds the right flavor and shortening adds a stiffer texture. In addition, shortening has a higher melter point, meaning that it won’t melt on hotter days or when handled in a piping bag.

How do you unfreeze frosting?

Transfer frozen frosting to the fridge overnight to give it time to thaw. Alternatively, you can leave it out at room temperature for several hours. It may be necessary to re-whip frozen frosting once it gets to room temperature.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this Oreo frosting over your favorite cakes, cupcakes, and cookie cakes, such as:

Vegan Oreo Recipes

If you love Oreo desserts, you’ve come to the right place. Check these out:

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A cupcake has vegan Oreo frosting on top with an Oreo cookie on top. There are more cupcakes behind it.

Oreo Frosting

Make a simple cake something special by spreading this luxurious Oreo frosting on top. It's also great on cupcakes where you can share it for Birthday parties and more!
5 from 1 vote
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 batch
Calories: 3263kcal
Author: Marly

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cream the vegan butter and shortening together until fluffy.
  • Add the powdered sugar, one cup a time, mixing in between each addition. Then add milk, one tablespoon at a time, mixing in between each addition. You should have a smooth, spreadable frosting.
  • Add the cookie crumbs and mix in short bursts until just combined.
  • Spread over cakes, cupcakes, donuts, and more.
  • Store any leftover frosting in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 10 days. You can freeze this frosting in appropriate freezer containers for up to 2 months.

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Notes

The nutrition estimation is based on one serving which would be spread over a cake and divided into multiple pieces.
If you want to pipe this frosting, I recommend using finely ground cookie crumbs so they won’t clog the piping tips.
Nutrition Facts
Oreo Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3263 Calories from Fat 1404
% Daily Value*
Fat 156g240%
Saturated Fat 42g210%
Trans Fat 7g
Sodium 1475mg61%
Potassium 383mg11%
Carbohydrates 472g157%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 418g464%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 4319IU86%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 14mg78%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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