There is certainly no shortage of options out there but my personal favorite is Earth Balance’s Soy Free Spread. Now, just to be clear, this is not a paid advertisement. I just love the product.
I’ve been using Earth Balance since I first went vegan almost a decade ago because:
1) it tastes like real butter,
2) it looks like real butter,
3) (and most importantly) it acts like real butter. That means it melts in the way the real stuff would and combines with melted chocolate like the real stuff would.
I use it for all of my recipes at the Curious Cat Bakery that require butter so that includes everything from buttercream to cookies to caramel and sweet breads.
So if you ask me, that’s the best substitute for butter when baking.
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