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A closeup of a red velvet chocolate cupcake with lots of vegan cream cheese frosting on top!

Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting

Serve this creamy dairy-free cream cheese frosting over your favorite recipes, such as vegan carrot cake, vegan pumpkin cake, and more!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 18
Calories 131kcal


  • ¼ cup vegan butter
  • ¼ cup vegetable shortening
  • 4 tablespoons vegan cream cheese
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla-flavored plant-based milk


  • Add vegan butter and shortening to a mixing bowl. Using either a hand-held mixer or a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the vegan cream cheese and beat for another minute or so, until combined.
  • Add the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, beating in between addition. Then add the lemon juice and milk. Beat for another minute or so, until all ingredients are combined and the frosting is light and fluffy.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or so, to allow the frosting to thicken.


Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 34mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 123IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg