Vegan Cream Cheese Icing

Vegan Cream Cheese Icing

This recipe for vegan cream cheese icing not only tastes amazing, it is so easy to mix.

Alternative plant based cream cheese product is really easy to smooth out.

Just be sure to get the Earth Balance Buttery Sticks to the same pliable consistency to avoid any lumps.

Vegan Cream Cheese Icing

Just today I made Vegan Carrot Cake Cupcakes  with this icing and well………let’s just say I made some new believers out of vegan recipes!

I also used  this icing as a filling for my Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe and it was out of this world!

(Yes one of my guilty pleasures is smothering chocolate cake wedges with cream cheese icing!)

Hey! Don’t knock it ’til you try it!

You will LOVE!

Vegan Cream Cheese Icing
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Serves: 4 cups
  • Vegan Cream Cheese 2 Tubs (2cups) (454g)
  • Earth Balance 1 stick (½ cup) (112g)
  • Confectioner's Sugar 2 cups (240g)
  • Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon
  • Butter Extract 1 teaspoon
  1. Smooth cream cheese and butter with a paddle attachment
  2. Add sifted confectioners sugar, blend on low just to combine
  3. Add extracts
Store Vegan Cream Cheese in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, or freeze from 1 month.

Be sure to keep pastries and cakes made with Vegan Cream Cheese Icing refrigerated until serving

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  1. Gretchen, thank you so much for sharing your recipes. I follow your page on YouTube and I’m always impressed by your beautiful and tasty creations! Question: is butter extract vegan? If so, what brand would you recommend?

  2. Hi Gretchen,
    You are such a cheerful person and I love to see that picture of little Gretchen…….wooo, so cute!
    The new vedio and web page are even better than old version. Although I think they were great.
    Thank you for sharring the vegan recipes and I am looking forward to learning more from you. Questions: where can I find the Vegan Cream Cheese? Do you have gluten free recipe?
    Thank you for helping me to build up my skill and knowledge about baking. It is fun to learning from you. XOXO

    1. HI Fran! thanks! I do plan to get more GF recipes after the new year when I can take a breather from the mad dash of replacing all the old recipes!
      You are welcome for Vegan recipes, I do plan to get more of THAT done too! Yikes! My schedule is quite full already for 2016! Woohoo!
      I find Vegan Cream Cheese in alot of the regular supermarkets now! Many people are converting to vegan for one reason or another – some lactose people need it, so it is more readily available, ask you grocer if they carry it, its usually next to the other dairy though
      More vegan Recipe HERE

      1. Gretchen,
        Thank you for your prompt answer.
        I found vegan butter and cream cheese at Whole Foods.
        I mentioned about you to my husband a couple days ago and he bought your Guide to Owning a Bakery ebook right away. Ha! I have read it through yesterday, so did he. It is fun to learn your story and tips, yet great resource…..what a generous sharing. Be aware I may come back for more questions! Thanks, Teacher Gretchen. XOXO

        P.S. You got your Grandma‘s smile….the pic showed in that book. And you mentioned your family German background, so, do you have the recipe of authentic German Apple Cake?

        1. awesome thankyou (and hubby) so much for the support! I appreciate it! Ans yes ask away! (you can email me too of course)
          You know the funny thing is that I dont have too many “authentic” recipes from my family. Most were Betty Crocker gals! LOL

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