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Posted on February 12, 2015
I have some incredibly versatile icing recipes on this website. My Paleo Chocolate Frosting is an all time reader-favorite (with only three ingredients), and those who can eat dairy say that my Cream Cheese Frosting recipe is simple and deliciously addictive on my healthy Carrot Cake. I’ve been working on a frosting recipe for my Paleo Sugar Cookies however, for quite some time.
I’ve tested dozens of batches of icings in order to create one that is light in hue, so […]
Posted on January 27, 2015
I have the perfect dairy-free topping for you! It’s my Coconut Whipped Cream, and it’s delicious. If you’ve given up dairy and are still hankering for something creamy to smother your desserts in this recipe is your answer! It’s not quite as airy as regular whipped cream, but it is close and has a wonderful, rich flavor. It’s my dairy-free topping of choice and will pair nicely with dairy-free desserts such as Paleo Pumpkin Pie and Paleo Chocolate Pecan Pie. […]
Posted on January 16, 2015
If you’re wondering how to make pancake syrup from scratch, I’ve got you covered. This healthy pancake syrup recipe is made with blueberries and cherries, and sweetened with apple juice and stevia. If you don’t care for stevia, use a tablespoon of honey or maple syrup and it will be just as delicious.
Growing up I loved blueberry pancake syrup. Of course, in the old days the stuff we ate was packed with sugar and preservatives, hardly a real food. This […]
Posted on April 23, 2014
If you’re as big a fan of my Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes as the Boulder High Freshman Baseball Team, you’ll love them topped with my luscious Peanut Butter Frosting. There’s nothing quite like the classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter. You could even call this grain-free treat a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup style cupcake.
The best thing though, is that if you’re following a strict Paleo diet, or if you’re allergic to peanuts, you can easily make this Peanut Butter Frosting […]
Posted on December 20, 2013
Peppermint Frosting on Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes –a festive winter treat to brighten up any dessert table or cookie exchange.
Christmas is almost here folks! Do you think peppermint and Christmas go together? If you do, you’ll enjoy using this Peppermint Frosting recipe on my Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes. It’s a healthy version of a Devil’s Food Chocolate Cupcake topped with minty Christmas frosting. I love the holidays.
This healthy frosting would also be a great topping on Paleo Christmas Cookies, especially my Gluten-Free […]
Posted on October 4, 2013
Serve velvety dairy-free Chocolate Ganache over ice cream, brownies or cake.
I’ve been making dairy-free, vegan chocolate ganache for years and didn’t think about sharing it here until recently. The recipe is as simple as can be with only two ingredients –dark chocolate and coconut milk.
Traditional chocolate ganache is generally made with chocolate and heavy cream, however, my version is dairy-free and vegan, using coconut milk in place of the heavy cream. I haven’t tried making this with other types of […]
Posted on October 2, 2013
Drizzle your Vegan Caramel Sauce over Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream for a wonderful dairy-free treat.
I began obsessing over dairy-free caramel sauce earlier this year when I made my own version of Tammy Credicott’s Samoa Girl Scout Cookies.
Recently, I’ve wanted to develop an even creamier caramel sauce for a very special treat I’ve been working on –and this caramel sauce recipe fits that bill. After referencing Tammy’s, Danielle’s and Kelly’s caramel sauces, I’ve come up with this incredibly smooth and rich […]
Posted on November 12, 2012
Use vegan Pumpkin Whipped Cream on gluten free pancakes, muffins and cupcakes.
This luscious vegan spread is made from coconut cream. The kind that comes in the can. A dairy-free frosting that’s quick and easy to make? Yes! And just for fall, I have made it pumpkin flavored, though you can thank Marla at familyfreshcooking.com for that, as it was her idea.
I have been enamored with vegan frostings and toppings made from coconut cream for some time, and have a recipe […]
Posted on August 28, 2012
Paleo Chocolate Frosting made with just three ingredients to top off your healthy celebrations.
This dairy free chocolate frosting is super easy to make and so delicious you will need to prevent yourself from eating it by the spoonful. Made with dark chocolate and coconut oil, it is a rich and creamy topping that can work on a variety of desserts.
I designed this chocolate frosting for my Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes, which my children (and their friends) have been gobbling up. I […]
Posted on May 11, 2010
This gluten free Whipped Cream Frosting is fun to make and so easy that the children can practically do it by themselves. I like to spread it over my Banana Cream Pie Cupcakes, though it goes equally well with Chocolate Cupcakes.
Whipped Cream Frosting
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
Place the cream and honey (or maple syrup) in a large (and if possible deep) bowl
Whip with a hand blender until stiff peaks form
Spread over cupcakes or cake
Frosts about […]
Posted on May 10, 2010
This chocolate “dirt” is perfect for dusting cakes and cupcakes. It’s made from one simple ingredient –chocolate chunks and super easy to prepare.
I recently used this dirt to dust the Whipped Cream Frosting on my Banana Cream Pie Cupcakes.
1 handful chocolate chunks
Place chips in a coffee grinder
Grind until the texture of coarse sand
Serve over cream, berries or cupcakes
Posted on May 7, 2010
This sweet, rich yet tart and tangy Key Lime Icing is a cinch to make and has great flavor. I like to pair it with my gluten free Coconut Cupcakes to make Coconut Key Lime Cupcakes.
Key Lime Icing
1 pint heavy cream
½ cup agave nectar or honey
¼ cup lime zest (I use a microplane zester) (3-4 limes)
In a large bowl, whip the cream, agave and lime zest with a hand held mixer
Whip until the cream forms soft peaks
Spread on your favorite […]
Posted on December 18, 2009
I’m so glad that everyone enjoyed my Gluten Free Cinnamon Bun Muffin recipe! I’ve received many reports that people are making them for Christmas morning. Here’s the Creamy Cream Cheese Frosting to go along with buns.
Creamy Cream Cheese Frosting
4 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
3 tbsp honey
3 tbsp heavy cream
To make frosting combine cream cheese and honey in a medium bowl until well blended
Whip in heavy cream until frosting is nice and thick
Spread over Cinnamon Bun Muffins
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Posted on May 16, 2008
Frosting is one of my favorite foods; in fact, I consider it an actual food group. After all, what is a cupcake without frosting? It’s nothing!
Lately I have been stymied when it comes to the frosting creation process. Yes, I have my delicious Vegan Chocolate Frosting recipe, however, I have been lacking in the white frosting department. For me this has presented hardship because chocolate frosting just doesn’t work with Carrot Cake and lemon cake. […]
Posted on April 22, 2008
This is my all time favorite icing recipe. Lately, I’ve been using this vegan chocolate frosting for cakes, cupcakes, and also as a filling between chocolate wafers. My son loves this double chocolate treat –chocolate wafers with chocolate frosting– packed in his school lunch.
I promise, I’ll put chocolate wafers up here on the boards soon. That recipe just needs a few more rounds of testing until it is ready for public consumption!
Vegan Chocolate Frosting
1 cup chocolate chunks
½ cup […]
Posted on October 21, 2007
Enjoy this quick and easy Cream Cheese Frosting recipe as a snack or on gluten free Carrot Cake or gluten free Banana Bread.