Fluffy Low-FODMAP Cream Cheese Frosting; Gluten-free, Lactose-free

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Low-FODMAP cream cheese frosting is the perfect crown to any low-FODMAP cake.  In particular, my low-FODMAP Carrot Cake, low-FODMAP Pumpkin Bars, or low-FODMAP Red Velvet Cupcakes!

This low-FODMAP cream cheese frosting is easy to make, creamy and so delicious.  You can double the recipe for a multi-layered cake.  Using lactose-free cream cheese is perfect for the low-FODMAP diet!

I used Green Valley Organics lactose-free products, they are available at Whole Foods and Fresh Thyme markets near me.  But feel free to substitute if you have access to other lactose-free cream cheese.  However, be aware that soy based dairy-free cream cheeses and those made with cashews are not low-FODMAP.

If you want a low-FODMAP lemon flavored cream cheese frosting, you will want to see my latest low-FODMAP Lemon Blueberry Buttermilk Bundt Cake recipe.

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Fluffy Low-FODMAP Cream Cheese Frosting; Gluten-free, Lactose-free

Although this recipe has not been lab tested, a single serving should be low-FODMAP based on the ingredients (using available FODMAP data at time of posting)

Servings: 12

Makes enough for a standard 9 inch round cake or 12 cupcakes

For a double-layer cake or 24 cupcakes, double recipe

Prep time: 10 min


  • 1/2 cup dairy-free, low-FODMAP margarine or lactose-free butter (I used Green Valley lactose-free Organics Butter)
    • Note: due to low lactose levels found naturally in butter, you may also use regular butter for this recipe
  • 1/2 cup lactose-free cream cheese (I used Green Valley Organics Cream Cheese)
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Beat lactose-free butter or margarine with lactose-free cream cheese until smooth
  • Slowly add sugar until fluffy (be careful as the sugar can make a mess- I usually place a dish-towel over my mixer to protect the counter)
  • Adjust amount of sugar to your taste
  • Add vanilla and beat until smooth

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4 Responses

    1. Hi there,
      Great question! This blog was posted when the data about butter was less clear. Now we are aware that butter is very low in FODMAPs due to naturally low levels of carbohydrates. If you are not lactose-intolerant, but are only concerned about FODMAPs, then you can use regular butter. Thanks for asking 🙂

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