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Peanut Butter Frosting

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 […]

Peppermint 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 […]

Chocolate Ganache

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 […]

Vegan Caramel Sauce

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 […]

Pumpkin Whipped Cream

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 […]

Paleo Chocolate Frosting

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. […]

Whipped Cream Frosting

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

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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
Serve

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Chocolate “Dirt”

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.

Chocolate “Dirt”

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1 handful chocolate chunks

Place chips in a coffee grinder
Grind until the texture of coarse sand
Serve over cream, berries or cupcakes

Enjoy!

Key Lime Icing

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

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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 […]

Creamy Cream Cheese Frosting

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

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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
Serve

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Coconut Cream Frosting

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. […]

Vegan Chocolate Frosting

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!

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1 cup chocolate chunks
½ cup […]

Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted on October 21, 2007

Enjoy this gluten free cream cheese frosting on carrot cake or banana bread.

Crream Cheese Frosting

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¾ cup heavy cream
1 cup cream cheese
¼ cup agave nectar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Whip heavy cream until stiff
In a separate larger bowl, whip cream cheese until smooth, then blend in agave and vanilla
With a rubber spatula, gently blend whip cream into cream cheese mixture