I have vegan friends...who want to eat chocolate & frosting just like everybody else!
Vegan Buttercream Frosting
1/2 cup nonhydrogenated shortening
1/2 cup nonhydrogenated margarine (Earth Balance)
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 cup plain soy milk or soy creamer
Cream the shortening and margarine together until fluffy. Add the powdered sugar and beat for about 3 more minutes. Add the vanilla and soy milk - beat for another 5 to 7 minutes.