Saturday, January 15, 2011

Chocolate Frosting

We are headed to a birthday party today at a Gymnastics place.  I want my girls to get the whole experience so I made cupcakes just like the host is making (Vanilla cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting).
I used the Vanilla Cupcake recipe from Elana's Pantry (love this site!), subbing honey for agave nectar.   I also searched for an alternative frosting that reduced the risk of cross-contamination.  Cocoa powder or Cacao powder is generally safe for us, although not on the GAPS approved list.  I thought I would share anyway in case any other families have a little chocolate now and then.

1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup coconut butter
1/2 cup honey
1 cup cacao powder
1 Tablespoon vanilla

-Heat oil, butter and honey until soft.
-Put in blender or Cuisinart and then add cacao powder and vanilla.  Blend until smooth.
-Place in freezer for an hour or so.  I put mine in a bowl that I lined with parchment.
This could also double as chocolate fudge!
-Cut it up into smaller parts and let it sit out a little.  Whip using Kitchen-Aid or other mixer until fluffy.  Add a little water or coconut milk to thin.
-Let someone lick the bowl while you are decorating the cupcakes.
***Party turned out to be rather difficult despite my best intentions.  It is so hard for my big girl and she felt judged and different and "wishes cow milk didn't exist" so she didn't have to worry about it.  Lots of tears, LOTS.  In the past I have offered to make the birthday cake for all the kids and that has lessened the anxiety, but this time I didn't RSVP in time.  My heart hurts for her today, but perhaps a cupcake will cheer us all up.***

1 comment:

regina said...

oh majica, i know how arabella feels. maya has just begun to resent her food restrictions. lots of tearful outbursts here too...