Regular Vegan Butter - Cocoa Butter Base

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Regular Vegan Butter - Cocoa Butter Base

When I originally developed my first Vegan Butter recipe I had no idea it would be helpful to so many bakers. I just wanted something that was truly homemade where I had full control of the production process so I could introduce variations to tailor the vegan butter to the application I was working on. Other advantages were that it didn't need to rely on palm oil, which much of the commercial vegan butter industry utilizes, which is linked to rainforest destruction, as well as placing Sumatra orangutans in perilous danger. 

The original Vegan Butter recipe uses refined coconut oil for a base, but what happens if there begins to be environmental issues with that type of oil? What if it's difficult to find coconut oil in your area? What if you recently had a dump truck empty 3500 pounds of deodorized cocoa butter in your driveway and you're wondering what to do with it? I don't know which one of these issues led to this, but soon after posting the first Vegan Butter recipe, people started inquiring how to make it using cocoa butter instead of coconut oil. 

So, by popular demand, here is the recipe for Regular Vegan Butter - Cocoa Butter Base. Due to the difficulty of melting cocoa butter, the process of making this variation of Vegan Butter is different which is why I decided to post it on its own recipe page. Just like coconut oil, cocoa butter comes in both regular and deodorized, also known as refined versions, where they run it through an activated charcoal filter to remove its chocolatey flavors. This results in a wonderfully versatile solid fat that's extremely useful for a variety of uses. Looking to take advantage of the chocolate flavor of regular, unrefined cocoa butter? Then check out White Chocolate Vegan Butter.

Vegan Butter Mold

When making these vegan butters it's highly recommended that you use a silicone mold like the Tovolo King Cube Extra Large Silicone Ice Cube Tray. This will allow you to make gorgeous butter cubes that can easily be slid out of the molds.

Learn more about the food science behind Vegan Butter.

Regular Vegan Butter Recipe - Cocoa Butter Base

¼ cup + 2 teaspoons soy milk
½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
½ teaspoon coconut vinegar (if you can’t find coconut vinegar, substitute with ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar so the total is 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar)
¼ + ⅛ teaspoon salt
 
¼ cup + 3 Tablespoons + 1 teaspoon (85 grams) refined (deodorized) cocoa butter, melted
 
¼ teaspoon xanthan gum or ½ + ⅛ teaspoon psyllium husk powder

1) Curdle your soy milk

Place the soy milk, apple cider vinegar, coconut vinegar and salt in a small cup and whisk together with a fork. Let it sit for about 10 minutes so the mixture curdles.

2) Mix your Vegan Butter ingredients

Melt the cocoa butter in a small saucepan over low heat so it's barely melted and as close to room temperature as possible. You can also use a microwave but the melting is considerably faster using the saucepan melting method. Measure it and add it and the canola oil to a food processor. Making smooth vegan butter is dependent on the mixture solidifying as quickly as possible after it's mixed. This is why it's important to make sure your cocoa butter is as close to room temperature as possible before you mix it with the rest of the ingredients.

3) Transfer the Vegan Butter to a mold so it solidifies

Add the soy milk mixture, soy lecithin and xanthan gum to the food processor. Process for 2 minutes, scraping down the sides halfway through the duration. Pour the mixture into a mold and place it in the freezer to solidify. An ice cube mold works well. The vegan butter should be ready to use in about an hour. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month or wrapped in plastic wrap in the freezer for up to 1 year. This recipe makes 1 cup (215 grams), or the equivalent of 2 sticks Regular Vegan Butter - Cocoa Butter Base.

For more vegan butter recipes check out the Vegan Butter section.

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Ultimate Vegan

I have been a vegan for 20 years and this recipe will be my next trial and error. Cheers

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Cookie cocoa

Cocoa cookie is my best childhood favorite cookie. Thank you for this recipe

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Now going

Im rushing to kitchen now to bake this!

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Yummyyy

This is absolutely amazing thanks!

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Yummyyy

The butter is what the key is! That what makes it smooth and silky. Totally love this recipe thank so much dear.

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Nice good

This vegan butter cocoa butter base recipe is easy and quick easy to make recipe. My friends and family will love this!
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mmmmmm.....

This vegan butter recipe will be a great addition to the vegan items on the menu at my wedding. I will make sure some of the deserts are included in my wedding photography shots.

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This is actually not that bad, pretty dang good! Jk

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Tasty!

The taste of this butter is so good..

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Looks good

I love vegan food like this right JK ?

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Super good

I'd give it 6 stars if I could!

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Nice ...

I really like it so much. I must try ...

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Samuel agrees this butter tastes like feet

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Thanks for the info terry!

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This was an awesome recipe!! Loved it.

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DJ

I love me some butter. Thanks for the recipe!

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Eddy

My girlfriend is Vegan! I will send this to her, thanks!

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Susie

Surprisingly it tastes the same!

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Spectacular recipe

I just couldn't believe the consistency!

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yum

Soooo good! I ate some with freshly baked bread and it melted so perfectly and was absolutely delicious.

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Awesome!

You’ve sparked my interest, where did you learn about this?

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Excellent

No wonder why it has such good reviews - it's wonderful!

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Awesome!

Yum, i loooove butter, its so good that theres a lot more vegan friendly foods coming out, makes it so much easier.

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Mmmmm, im hungry now, thanks for sharing

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Genius!

Very good recipe, i tried it with some cookies my mother made and it turned out great! Thank you for posting this.

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Yummy!

My girlfriend "made" me try this and it was surprisingly good, not being a vegan and all.

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Surprisingly good

A friend of mine recommended this recipe because I'm trying vegan cooking and I have to say it did not disappoint.

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Simply amazing

As someone who's trying to get into vegan cooking and baking, I didn't think I'd ever get to try cookies again. WOW was I wrong! What a great recipe, I highly recommend these!

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This turned out amazing. Recommend for anyone looking for a vegan butter recipe!

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Great Cookies

Thanks for sharing this, we always give these cookies to our customers.

Best,
Sam from Drywall Contractors

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