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Vegan Cream Cheese Cupcake Frosting

Decadent and rich this Vegan Cream Cheese Cupcake Frosting is perfect for all your cupcakes, cakes, brownies, and donuts. Made from only four simple ingredients, no one would ever guess it’s entirely vegan and gluten free.

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These days I’m really having a blast baking. It fits to my seasonal craving for sweet indulgences. Normally I satisfy this with pieces of my Oreo Brownie Bottom Funfetti Cake or my Chunky Monkey Banana Cream Pie.

Both, and all my other sweet recipes, are absolutely phenomenal. But can one ever have enough of them? Of course not!

Now I was looking for something basic that I could use in general for all my sweet creations. So I thought of how to make your own frosting for cupcakes?

I had never tried that before so I was looking for an idiot proof method that everyone can make and enjoy. A frosting that will always succeed, so pretty easy that every child can do this.

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How to make a homemade frosting easy?

Let’s face it, when it comes to making a cupcake frosting from scratch it often takes many ingredients, complicated methods, and long preparation times. And of course, it’s typically not dairy free.

They are often made with butter, lots of sugar, and heavy cream.

Also they often require long chilling times for setting. So it’s hardly easy and must be done with a lot of patience.

For real I’m not a guy who loves spending hours and hours in the kitchen. Waiting for long complicated methods to be done. If you’re one of these people like me my simple frosting is absolutely for you.

If you like me and know me a bit, I keep things pretty simple.

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This Vegan Cream Cheese Cupcake Frosting is no exception. It’s made from only 4 ingredients that you probably have on hand in your pantry.

All you need is chilled coconut milk, maple syrup, vegan cream cheese, and vanilla extract. Sounds darn easy right?

I know you might surprised, yes but there is no magic. Get all your sweet indulgences ready for this Vegan Cream Cheese Cupcake Frosting.

It’s super easy, idiot proof (for real, if I can do that you can do it too), creamy, elegant, timeless, addictive, thick, rich, decadent, smooth, soft, decorative, luscious, and seriously the only frosting you will ever need.

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How do I make a homemade frosting from plant based ingredients?

First put the chilled coconut milk with all the other ingredients in a bowl. Note: The coconut milk has to be chilled so that you can scrape the cream from it, use the liquid for all your things like spreads, dips, smoothies.

Use a hand mixer until the mix is beaten really thick and creamy.

Next and already last: Put the frosting in a pastry bag and frost your cupcakes, cakes, brownies and anything you like. Enjoy immediately or chill for later.

If you’re a lazy kid, skip the pastry bag for aesthetic reasons, just use a spoon and spread it on top.

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This dairy free frosting is enough for 12 cupcakes. If you need this for 24, or 36 cupcakes, adjust and make a double or triple batch.

Now you know how to make the perfect frosting, you can be sure it will be a huge hit whenever you make this. You will find yourself having a hard time not to eat it right away from the bowl because it’s so addictive.

This frosting is also great to top all your desserts, like a Chocolate Mousse.

Yes put it on anything you like, sometimes just a spoon is needed. If so make a double batch so it will last.

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A healthy Vegan Cream Cheese Cupcake Frosting made from 4 ingredients

Would you believe from looking at the pictures that this is a healthy frosting made from 4 ingredients? Coconut milk, maple syrup, vegan cream cheese and vanilla extract is everything you need for this.

This homemade frosting tastes not only better than any store-bought, because nothing beats fresh.

Coconut milk is high in vitamin C. It’s an immune booster, and good for stronger bones thanks to calcium and phosphorus.

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A ready made frosting is often made from many ingredients that may contain preservatives, are loaded with sugar  and other funny things.

Not only a homemade frosting tastes so much better, it is much healthier, refined sugar free. With only 2 Tbs maple for a big batch you know exactly what is inside. It’s less expensive too.

In the stores you get a little tiny amount for your money.

If doing on yourself you get more for less.

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If you give this a try, tag me on Instagram and Facebook. Show me your baking adventure with a picture.

Cheers, Florian.

Vegan Cream Cheese Cupcake Frosting | #vegan #glutenfree #contentednesscooking #frosting

Vegan Cream Cheese Cupcake Frosting

Yield: 12

Decadent and rich this Vegan Cream Cheese Cupcake Frosting is perfect for all your cupcakes, cakes, brownies, and donuts. Made from only four simple ingredients, no one would ever guess it’s entirely vegan and gluten free.

Ingredients

  • 2 15 oz cans coconut milk, chilled
  • 8 oz vegan cream cheese
  • 2 tbs maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. First put the chilled coconut milk with all the other ingredients in a bowl. The coconut milk has to be chilled so that you can scrape the cream from it, use the liquid for all your things like spreads, dips, smoothies. Use a hand mixer until the mix is beaten really thick and creamy.
  2. Next and already last: Put the frosting in a pastry bag and frost your cupcakes, cakes, brownies and anything you like. Enjoy immediately or chill for later.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 frosting
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total Fat: 12.3gSaturated Fat: 8.5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 98mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0.75gSugar: 4.25gProtein: 1.6g

 

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