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Vanilla Icing


Vanilla Icing

Lighter than frosting, this icing is great for muffins, quickbreads and cupcakes.

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This icing is lighter than a frosting, but a bit richer than a simple glaze. Perfect for denser cakes or muffins, this is an easy recipe that only takes minutes to make.

Makes about 2 1/2 cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/3 cup plain unsweetened soy yogurt
  • 1 T. hot water
  • 1 t. vanilla extract


1. In a large mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer, combine the confectioners’ sugar, soy yogurt, hot water and vanilla extract, beating until smooth and creamy, about 3-4 minutes. Icing can be used chilled slightly or immediately.

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