How to Make Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting
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4-ingredient Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting, perfect for cakes, cupcakes, quick breads, cookies and more!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: ~2 cups
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick ) vegan butter, softened to room temperature (such as Earth Balance | butter sticks are best, not the spreadable tub)
  • 1 8-ounce container vegan cream cheese, slightly softened (such as Tofutti or Trader Joe’s brand // out of the fridge for 1 hour)
  • 3 - 5 cups (300-500 g) sifted organic powdered sugar
  1. To a large mixing bowl, add softened softened butter and beat or whisk vigorously to combine. Then add vegan cream cheese and mix again until creamy and smooth.
  2. Add sifted powdered sugar in 1 cup (100 g) increments until thick and spreadable and to desired sweetness.
  3. You want this frosting to be pretty thick so it won’t slide around, so keep adding powdered sugar until it reaches the right consistency.
  4. Perfect for frosting cakes, cupcakes, muffins, and more! Refrigerate after frosting to keep fresh (up to 5 days).
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 quarter-cup serving of 8 total servings.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1/4 cup Calories: 280 Fat: 13 g Saturated fat: 4.6 g Carbohydrates: 41 g Sugar: 37.3 g Sodium: 163 mg Fiber: 0 g Protein: 0.3 g
Recipe by Minimalist Baker at