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AIP Buttercream Frosting~ dairy-free & sooo delicious!!! {also coconut-free} SO happy to have this recipe!!!

AIP "Buttercream" Frosting!

AIP Buttercream Frosting is a that wonderful frosting you’ve been wanting! Great for layer cakes, cupcakes, simple sheet cakes, cookies and more, this frosting pipes beautifully, tastes delicious and is wonderfully healthy and versatile. This Paleo recipe is dairy-free, coconut-free and refined sugar-free.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword aip, buttercream, dairy-free, frosting, paleo
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Calories 30kcal
Author Megan
Cost $4


  • 1 cup lard slightly soft at room temperature (but not melted); or THIS brand palm oil
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon gelatin see link and discount code below in Recipe notes
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (It will probably work fine to sub in vanilla for the cinnamon if you prefer.)
  • pinch sea salt


  • Place 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan and sprinkle gelatin over its surface. Stir in with fork or whisk, allow gelatin to dissolve for 1 minute. Heat over medium heat, stirring the entire time, as the gelatin dissolves completely, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Turn off heat and stir in honey to dissolve. Also stir in cinnamon and sea salt. Allow to cool to room temperature, about 15 minutes.
  • Place the lard in a large metal bowl. Beat on high until creamy with hand beaters, about 1 minute.
  • Add honey-gelatin-water 1-2 tablespoons at a time, beating about 20 seconds after each addition. Beat until frosting is smooth and honey mixture is incorporated evenly. Frosting will be aerated slightly and hold its shape as it's beaten.
  • Frost your cooled cake at this point. (If you refrigerate the frosting before using it, simply melt it down slightly again, beat and refrigerate until you have reached the right temperature and texture. Or bring it to room temperature slowly, and beat briefly to loosen and soften.)


Here's the grass-fed gelatin I recommend. (Enter BEAUTIFUL10 at checkout for 10% off.)

Here's the palm shortening to try.


Calories: 30kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 597mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1813IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 1mg