Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting 2 Ways

vegan cream cheese frosting
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Vegan cream cheese frosting is rich and creamy, and can be used to decorate sponge cakes and cupcakes. We’ll show you two ways to make it at home in a flash.

Frosting can be used on baked goods like cakes, cookies, and multi-grain bars. It adds an extra level of creaminess to baking and tastes as delicious as it looks. Vegan cream cheese frosting can be made from nuts such as cashews and macadamias. Alternatively, we’ll show you how to make it from sweet potato, a cheaper alternative that is just as tasty.

It doesn’t take long to make vegan cream cheese frosting, ensure you have a blender to get the smooth texture that will make your cakes look professional and mouth-watering. Try to buy organic, locally-sourced nuts, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, and sweet potato to reduce your carbon footprint.

Keep reading to find out two different ways to make vegan cream cheese frosting and some recipes that you can use it in.

Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting with Nuts

Use nuts to make vegan cream cheese frosting.
Use nuts to make vegan cream cheese frosting.
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Ingredients:

  • ½ cup macadamia nuts, soaked overnight and drained
  • ½ cup cashew nuts, soaked overnight and drained
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup of almond milk
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tbsp. melted coconut oil

Instructions:

  1. Rinse the drained macadamia and cashew nuts and blend them in a food processor or blender with salt, almond milk, lemon juice, maple syrup, vanilla, and melted coconut oil until very smooth.
  2. Spread evenly on the top of the cake(s) using a palette knife.

Sweet Potato Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting

Vegan cream cheese can be used in a variety of ways.
Vegan cream cheese can be used in a variety of ways.
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Ingredients:

  • 1 large Hannah sweet potato (white flesh)
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • 6 tbsp. melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 – 4 tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice

Instructions:

  1. Peel and chop the sweet potato into one-inch pieces. Fill a medium-sized saucepan with one inch of water and place a steamer basket inside it. Place the sweet potato chunks inside and steam for ten to fifteen minutes, or until soft.
  2. Remove the sweet potato and water from the heat, and discard the water. Put the sweet potato in a mixing bowl and mash with a potato masher or fork.
  3. Put the maple syrup, mashed sweet potato, salt, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, two tablespoons of water, and lemon juice in a blender and pulse until smooth.
  4. Add a tablespoonful of water at a time if the frosting is too thick.
  5. Spread evenly on the top of the cake(s) using a palette knife.
  6. If it’s not being used straightaway, store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to a week. 

    How to Use Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting

    Red velvet cake is layered with vegan cream cheese frosting.
    Red velvet cake is layered with vegan cream cheese frosting.
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    Vegan cream cheese frosting can be used to top sponge cakes, cupcakes, or to decorate cookies or granola bars. It is an ideal accompaniment for vegan pumpkin cake or vegan carrot cake.

    For something richer, consider using it for vegan red velvet cake, which layers vegan cream cheese with delicious red sponge cake. Next, for something different, try vegan gingerbread cookies, you can pipe vegan cream cheese frosting on them for decoration and even add different colors to the frosting.

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