Lemon cashew cream icing

Creamy, sweet, and lemony! Do I need to say more! This icing makes the perfect finishing to any muffin, cake, or cookie!

Mmmmmm, finger licking good!

This delightful icing inspired and adapted from Feasting on Fruit has Whole-food plant-based ingredients that make this icing that much more indulgence worthy!

This delicious lemony icing is oh so delicious on our Sweet Potato Chocolate Delight Cake!  Guilt Free Indulgence!

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Lemon Cashew Cream Icing

Creamy, sweet, and lemony icing! The perfect topping for any muffin cake or cookie!
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 2 cups


  • 1/3 cup Cashew, Raw
  • Water (for soaking cashews)
  • 1 large Lemon (juiced and zest) (2Tbsp Juice and entire lemon zest)
  • 1/8 cup Baked Japanese Sweet Potato
  • 1 Tbsp Plant-Based Milk, Unsweetened
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Nectar (or Maple Syrup)


  • Place some water in a small saucepan. Bring water to a boil. Remove from heat. Immediately add cashews and soak for at least 30 minutes.
  • Drain the water from the nuts. Allow the cashews to drain on a paper towel to remove excess water. Add the drained nuts to a blender.
  • Add the lemon juice, zest, baked Japanese sweet potato, milk, and coconut nectar to blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Refridgerate icing for 4 hours or overnight in a tightly sealed glass jar before using as icing. Icing will keep in fridge up to 1 week.
Keyword Cashew, Japanese Sweet Potato, Lemon Juice, Lemon Zest
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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Lesly says:

    I’ve never heard of the Japanese sweet potato. Can I use the regular sweet potato, if that makes sense? Or will the taste be different? Thank you!

    1. Faith Scott says:

      Hello Lesly! The Japanese Sweet Potato is much sweeter than the regular (orange) sweet potato. It is also very creamy in texture. The Japanese Sweet Potato can be found at Asian markets in your local market. The regular (orange) sweet potato would alter the color of the icing and could alter the texture of the finished product. Hope this insight was helpful. 🙂

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