A loaf of pumpkin bread topped with vegan cream cheese frosting.

Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting

An authentic tasting cream cheese frosting made with homemade vegan cream cheese.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword vegan cream cheese frosting
Prep Time 10 minutes
Blending Time: 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 143 kcal



  1. Beat softened vegan cream cheese and vegan butter with a mixer for 2 minutes until combined and fluffy.
  2. Add the apple cider vinegar, vanilla extract, salt, and a cup of powdered sugar and blend.
  3. Add the remaining powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, blending well between each cup until the desired consistency is reached.

Recipe Notes

Pro Tips:

Note: Cream cheese frosting has a stickier softer consistency than traditional buttercream.  It will not pipe the same as other frosting made for cake decorating. If you want a drippy frosting like in the picture, frost your cake or bread when it's still slightly warm. 

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting
Amount Per Serving (0.25 cup)
Calories 143 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 92mg4%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 180IU4%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.