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What is smoother and creamier than a cream cheese frosting? A homemade vegan cream cheese of course! The best part about this “lactose-free!” alternative is that it can go on any dessert. This cream cheese frosting is made with tangy and sweet flavours that pair perfectly with my two favourite cake flavours: carrot cake and red velvet. This is a vegan cream cheese frosting made from scratch using easily accessible ingredients. It uses a combination of apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and salt to give that unique flavour of cream cheese frosting. This tastes just like the non-vegan classic and is 100 times better than the store-bought version. It only takes a few minutes to whip up a homemade cream cheese frosting, all vegan.This is a great recipe for Christmas and Valentine’s Day treats, or anytime you’re looking to make a carrot cake or red velvet cupcakes. You can easily prepare this a day or two early and keep it in the fridge to use when you’re ready. This is perfect for vegans, people with dairy allergies, or anyone with a sweet tooth!

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I have such a massive sweet tooth! As much as I love cupcakes, I could eat this frosting with a spoon. It’s sweet, tangy, smooth and such an easy consistency to work with and frost a cake, especially for new bakers. You can make things easy on yourself by using my 2-ingredient cake recipe in any flavour combination you like or my Easy Vegan Chocolate Cake and whip up this frosting for a super easy vegan cake recipe!  If you’re hosting vegans, dairy-free guests or just any guest, this frosting is such an easy homemade option, and way more affordable than store-bought vegan cake options. If anyone turns up their nose to vegan cream cheese frosting, you let that go and enjoy an extra slice for yourself. It has a sweet and balanced flavour and is quite mild, yet unique. I like it best with carrot cake or red velvet but use it anyway your heart desires.

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Vegan carrot cake recipe

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Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting
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What is smoother and creamier than a cream cheese frosting? A homemade vegan cream cheese of course! The best part about this "lactose-free!" alternative is that it can go on any dessert.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: approx 3 cups
  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and process for about 1 minute.
  2. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and process until smooth and creamy.


Hey I’m Candice aka The Edgy Veg – I veganize popular food recipes for vegans, plant-based diets, eco-conscious eaters & people who are trying to eat more plants over… y’know animals or their by-products. I hope you enjoy this tasty vegan recipe!

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  • Anna Chang says:

    This is perfect for my lactose intolerant cravings! It literally goes with everything.


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