Friday, March 25, 2011

COTM: Strawberry Freckled Lemonade Cupcake

Who ever thought Gluten Free could be this good?

This Cupcake has all ready had raving reviews. I baked up three batches for a bake sale this past week. I asked people to be totally honest about the baking. I mean really, be honest, I need the feedback. I was told the icing was awesome. I was told the flavors play very nicely off each other. For a cupcake it was really good. And these are from people that don't normally eat gluten free.

Well there you go and to boot, it's allergy free, well unless you are allergic to Strawberries, and then I can't help ya. Unless you use Cherries or Raspberries?

I have to tell ya, how much I have been loving cupcake of the month. It really challenges me in the kitchen. I want to make these cupcakes good, and easy to make. And I want to show people that hey allergy free, can be really good. My idea came from Red Robin who have been selling Strawberry Freckled Cupcakes, which of course the boys can not have. I have hunted for months for a recipe that would work. I can across a site and fell in love. http://www.loveandoliveoil.com/ I loved how this one was egg free from the start.

So enjoy the recipe. I know we are.






Gluten Free Strawberry Freckled Lemonade Cupcakes
by http://www.loveandoliveoil.com/
Converted by Marcie Dingerson

1/2 cup organic sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup applesauce
1 cup canned coconut milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon finely ground lemon zest
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Mix together and then add

1 1/4 cup all purpose flour mix, I used Bob's
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Mix all together and then bake at 350 for about 21 minutes. This recipe make 12 cupcakes for me.

Frosting
2 ounces of fresh strawberries, gone through the food processor
1/2 cup sugar
egg replacer mixed with 1/4 cup sparkling water
3 ounces of coconut oil melted
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Appx 3 cups powdered sugar.

Mix all together, mine was a bit runny, but the icing did set up nicely. Now the original recipe did not call for powered sugar. So play with it a bit. I get powdered sugar at Trader Joe's during the holidays. I stock up. I also run it through a sifter before using it. This recipe covered the three dozen cupcakes with icing to spare.

Enjoy!

1 comment:

Ombudsman4102 said...

My family loves Red Robin. We went up there a few weeks ago and I seen that they had a cupcakes based on their most popular drink... Freckled Lemonade. I told my hubby that I was gonna make one, gluten free of course. I had to mix and modify things all day long. And now here you are, posting this. Oh well... maybe one day I will post mine. But I will definitely try yours. :)