Looking for a healthy cream cheese frosting for all the cakes you are planning to bake this holiday season? This cashew vegan cream cheese frosting recipe is made with minimum ingredients and is creamy, tangy and so delicious. It is also Paleo, Gluten-Free and can be made Keto.
Holidays are all about family time and indulgence. Healthy eating and delicious baked goods can definitely exist together in the best way. I am so excited to share my favorite easy cashew cream cheese frosting that has the most luscious silky texture. You will not believe it is vegan, paleo and keto-friendly.
It is perfect to frost whatever baked goods are you planning to make this holiday season:
Try it out and see how this healthy vegan cream cheese frosting can elevate your baked goods to another level.
Why Do I Love This Vegan Frosting Recipe
Raw Cashews make the best Vegan Frosting
Cream cheese frosting can make anything taste wonderful. Especially when it is so creamy, nutty and a little tangy. Even better? You don’t have to worry about the loaded sugar or carbs. Loaded with cashew nuts, this frosting is healthier than the average sweet topping.
This cashew frosting is made with only a handful of real ingredients:
- Raw Cashews
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Coconut Cream
- Coconut oil
- Maple Syrup
Raw Cashews are the main star of vegan cream cheese frosting. The cashew flavor makes the cream cheese taste amazing. The slightly nutty flavor is just what cream cheese frosting needs. The goodness and nutrients of cashew nuts make this cream cheese a must-have on your baked goods. The frosting is perfect for decorating your holiday cakes.
Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
Another ingredient that adds slight tanginess and keeps the frosting fresh is apple cider vinegar. Other than cashews, apple cider vinegar adds more health benefits to this oh-so-yummy cream cheese frosting.
It is very good for lowering blood cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Apple cider vinegar is also anti-bacterial, so it controls the number of bacteria and other pathogens in your body.
Apple cider vinegar also helps in losing belly fat and weight. That is not all it is good for your heart health and detoxifies the liver.
Healthy Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting for the Holidays
Besides the health benefits from the raw cashews and apple cider vinegar used in this recipe, it is also a great source of potassium, manganese, copper, phosphorus, and Vitamin K.
This vegan cream cheese frosting is the best for anyone to enjoy dessert. There is no dairy, gluten or refined sugar. The ingredients used are vegan, keto and paleo-friendly. So Yes, you have the Cake and Eat it too.
This vegan cream cheese recipe itself is low carb. To make it even more suitable for a strict Keto Diet recipe, you can substitute the maple syrup is Keto compliant sweetener such as monk fruit, stevia, or keto maple syrup.
Use this healthy cashew cream cheese frosting for cakes, cookies, and muffins. You will love the sweet and tangy flavor, soft and silky texture. It is perfect for the whole family to enjoy.
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- 1 1/2 cup Raw Cashews
- 1/4 cup Maple Syrup*
- 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/4 cup Coconut Cream **
- 2 tbsp coconut oil ***
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Soak raw cashews in hot water with a pinch of salt for 1 hour or room temperature water overnight. Drain and Rinse then add to a high-speed blender.
- Add the remaining ingredients and blend on high until smooth and silky. Taste and adjust the amount of apple cider vinegar for preferred tanginess and maple syrup for preferred sweetness.
- Pour into a mixing bowl or container and chill in the fridge for an hour. The frosting will harden after refrigerating. Whisk with a hand mixer if you prefer fluffy frosting.
- Store in the fridge for up to 5 days. It will soften in room temperature.
- Try frosting my favorite paleo gingerbread cookies, gingerbread cake or morning glory muffins.
1. To make this frosting Keto-friendly, you can use this Keto Maple Syrup instead.
2. Use the top thick part of canned coconut milk. For the best result, you can refrigerate the can overnight.
3. Coconut oil is optional if you prefer oil-free. It helps the frosting harden when chilling.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 4g
The Nutrition Fact Below is specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.