Gluten-free, Dairy-free Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Cakes | 2 comments

… The Perfect Tangy Topping for Many Baked Goods!

Gluten-, Dairy-, Soy-free Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream cheese frosting is a classic creamy, buttery frosting with a bit of a tangy attitude. I love it! It’s perfect on carrot cake, gingerbread, red velvet cake (which reminds me that I’ve never shared a recipe for this with you … hmmm), and I’m sure mocha brownies would be none the worse for enduring a little spread of the stuff.

Gluten-, Dairy-, Soy-free Cream Cheese Frosting

I used my homemade cream cheese as the base for this recipe, which is free of gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, peanuts, and nuts. If you want instant gratification, and you don’t have homemade cream cheese on hand, you can certainly try using Daiya Plain Cream Cheese Style Spread. I also used Earth Balance Natural Buttery Spread – soy free (in the tub). This makes the frosting still very spreadable when chilled in the fridge. Earth Balance Soy Free Buttery Sticks will work very well also, producing a firmer frosting. This frosting should be spread when just created. It will not spread well at all (note: as in, will tear your delicate cake) once chilled.

Gluten-, Dairy-, Soy-free Cream Cheese Frosting

Four simple ingredients are all that is required for this recipe. This recipe isn’t low fat, it isn’t low sugar, and it isn’t low flavor … But it’s the holiday season. I’m going for a tiny indulgence (and sharing the rest with others).

Happy holiday baking!

 

Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free Cream Cheese Frosting

Servings: 2 to 2 1/2 cups
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time: 5 Minutes
No
Gluten
No
Dairy
No
Egg
No
Meat
No
Soy
No
Peanut
No
Tree
Nut
No
Shell
Fish
No
Fish

Ingredients

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a high-sided, narrow bowl. With electric mixer, starting on low, mix to combine, then increase speed to beat well until frosting is smooth and creamy. Ready to use.
  • Store frosting, or frosted cake, in fridge if not serving immediately.

 

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Other recipes you might enjoy:

Gluten-free Dairy-free Frosted Brownie Bites

Brownie Bites w/ Valencia Orange or Mocha Buttercream Frosting

Gluten-free Dairy-free Chocolate Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Gluten-free, Dairy-free Creamy Rich Chocolate Frosting

Creamy Rich Chocolate Frosting

 

 

2 Comments

  1. How do you make the homemade cream cheese?

    • Hi Judy! Thanks for the question. There’s a link in the post but I’m including it here for you too for convenience – Homemade Dairy-free Cream Cheese. I hope this helps … and I hope you love the “cream cheese” frosting. Be sure to let me know how it turns out. Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy baking!

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