All posts tagged: frosting

Buttercream Frosting

Are you still buying frosting in the little jar? Ohmigosh PLEASE stop! Stop it right now.  It’s so easy and so cheap and just so much better in every possible way when you make it yourself.  Your past discretions are forgiven as long as you promise to make this yourself going forward. Seriously, this is it.  Milk, Butter, Vanilla Extract and Powdered (Confectioners Sugar).  There is no extra magic in the stuff in the plastic jar (other than perhaps some high fructose corn syrup and other s*$& that’s going to break your gut). To frost 6 regular sized cupcakes, or one 8-9″ round cake, use the following ratio.  For anything more, go ahead and double up. It stays fine in the refrigerator for quite a while. In a bowl (stand mixer is super helpful, but a hand mixer works fine) combine: 1/2 Stick Butter (Softened but not melted) 2 T Milk 1 tsp Vanilla Blend until softened and beginning to combine. Once it begins to form a paste, begin adding your sugar. Add slowly, while blending at …

Red Velvet Cupcakes

“A party without cake is just a meeting.” – Julia Child And isn’t that true? She’s just so awesome. Red Velvet cake is my favorite. It was the cake served at my first birthday and I think it set me up for a lifetime of cravings. I wish I’d realized that it could be done gluten free so much sooner – and really, I just wish I had tried out some alternative flours before it became a medical necessity. This recipe beats any flour based version I’ve had, and I’m not just saying that because I don’t get a vote anymore. I know it looks like a lot of ingredients.  It is.  If you do a decent amount of gluten free baking (or baking in general) you probably have most of these on hand.  The coconut flour can be a bit tricky to find, but if you have a store nearby with a good Bob’s Redmill Selection, you should be able to find it. (You can also thank CrossFit Paleo peeps for making coconut everything …

Gluten Free Red Velvet Cupcakes

“A party without cake is just a meeting.” – Julia Child And isn’t that true? She’s just so awesome. Red Velvet cake is my favorite. It was the cake served at my first birthday and I think it set me up for a lifetime of cravings. I wish I’d realized that it could be done gluten free so much sooner – and really, I just wish I had tried out some alternative flours before it became a medical necessity. This recipe beats any flour based version I’ve had, and I’m not just saying that because I don’t get a vote anymore. I know it looks like a lot of ingredients.  It is.  If you do a decent amount of gluten free baking (or baking in general) you probably have most of these on hand.  The coconut flour can be a bit tricky to find, but if you have a store nearby with a good Bob’s Redmill Selection, you should be able to find it. (You can also thank CrossFit Paleo peeps for making coconut everything …