Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting

I found this recipe on my new favorite blog, This Rawsome Vegan Life. It’s yummy. As you know, I’m already obsessed with cashew cream. If you want to experiment with macadamia nuts, those would work well, too.


  • 2 cups raw unsalted cashews, soaked in water for ~2 hours
  • 1-2 Tb lemon juice
  • 2 Tb coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 Tb water, plus more as needed – used sparingly


Soak the cashews, then drain and rinse.

Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender (like Vitamix) and blend until smooth. You may need to add a small amount of water; use as little water as possible to keep the consistency thick. Refrigerate and use when ready in place of traditional frosting.

I use this on Blueberry Lemon Birthday Cake and Paleo Carrot Cake.

About Dr. Maren

Christine Maren D.O., IFMCP is a board-certified physician and the founder of a virtual functional medicine practice in Colorado, Michigan, and Texas. She is also the co-founder of Hey Mami, a platform dedicated to helping women navigate a healthy and happy motherhood. She is best know for her work in thyroid, gut and reproductive/ preconception health. Dr. Maren is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP). Read more

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