Not vegan, but designed to go on top of vegan cupcakes. I have issues.
I made this recipe (based on my sister's Cream Cheese Frosting recipe) to put on top of my cranberry-orange cupcakes. I topped the whole shebang** with a sugared cranberry slice, just for that little extra touch.
8 oz cream cheese
6 tbsp butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Zest of one lemon
Juice of one lemon
Beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla together until smooth and fluffy. Add confectioner's sugar. Beat until creamy. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.
** IMPORTANT NOTE! "Shebang" is in my spell check's dictionary. That is all.