What’s your favorite kind of frosting? I loooooove cream cheese frosting. You could probably make Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting out of Vegan Cream Cheese but that would just be too easy (and if you’ve ever found a store bought vegan cream cheese frosting that is actually yummy I’d love to know in the comments below!). Today’s recipe for Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting is so simple, healthy, completely oil and refined sugar free and rivals any traditional cream cheese recipe.
The secret ingredient?! Cashewwss!!!
AKA cashews go into absolutely everything in my kitchen from Mac + Cheese to Salad Dressings to delicious-I-want-to-eat-this-with-a-spoon Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting. 😉
I think the next step is baking homemade healthy cinnamon buns and slathering this Vegan Cream Cheese all over them. Hubba hubba 😉
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This Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting is perfect on top of carrot cake and is much healthier than traditional cream cheese frosting. It is refined sugar, oil and gluten free! Double, triple or quadruple the recipe as you please. This recipe makes enough to ice one loaf cake.
- Drain and rinse soaked cashews make sure your cashews are thoroughly soaked for the icing to be silky smooth). With an immersion or small blender blend the cashews together with maple syrup, lemon juice (1 1/2 tsp), sea salt, vanilla extract and optional cinnamon until silky smooth and creamy (this took me about 3 minutes). Taste test and add an additional 1/2 tsp of lemon juice if necessary (I prefer it will 2 whole tsps of lemon juice). The icing should be thick like traditional cream cheese icing. If necessary add a little bit of water if the icing is too thick.
- Use icing on cakes, cupcakes and whatever you please!
This is enough icing for one loaf cake. Feel free to double, triple, quadruple etc. icing depending on how much you ned.
- Prep Time: 35 mins
- Category: American
- Cuisine: Dessert
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