Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting ((Nut-Free!) Recipe


  • 1 large Hannah sweet potato (white flesh)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup (at room temperature)
  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil (melted)
  • 2-4 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. To prepare the sweet potato, peel and cut it into 1-inch chunks. In a pot fitted with a steamer basket, bring 1-inch of water to a boil and steam the potato chunks until fork-tender, about 10-15 minutes.
  2. Transfer the steamed potato chunks into a 1-cup measuring cup and mash them with a fork to tightly pack the cup all the way to the top. (Reserve any remaining sweet potato for a future smoothie or salad topper.)
  3. Transfer the mashed sweet potato to a blender, and add in the maple syrup, coconut oil, 2 tablespoons of water, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and salt. Blend until silky smooth.
  4. If the mixture isn’t blending well, add more water 1-2 tablespoons at a time until very smooth. Be careful not to add too much water or the frosting will be too runny. Once smooth, transfer the frosting to an airtight container to store in the fridge.
  5. This frosting will thicken overnight and can be spread over your favorite cakes, bars, or cookies. Be sure to keep the frosting refrigerated for best texture, though it can sit out at room temperature for several hours for serving. It should last up to a week when stored in the fridge.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 53kcal

Carbohydrates: 5g

Fat: 3g

Saturated Fat: 3g

Sodium: 15mg

Potassium: 33mg

Sugar: 4g

Vitamin A: 785IU

Vitamin C: 0.2mg

Calcium: 9mg

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