Perseus Books Group presents Jane Barthelemy’s gluten free paleo red velvet cake or cupcakes recipe from “Paleo Desserts”.
In Day 12 of the Authors’ Gluten-Free Recipes and KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway Event , Perseus Books Group publishing brings us Jane Barthelemy’s gluten free paleo red velvet cake or cupcakes recipe from her cookbook, Paleo Desserts. If you unfamiliar with the paleo diet (aka caveman diet), just think natural: gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, low-carb, with lean meats, fish, shell fish, nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables, and natural oils. In addition, think coconut and nut flours. How Jane created such a masterpiece, naturally, is no wonder Paleo Desserts is flying off the shelves!
This cake is a luscious deep red color because it includes beets. I think it’s even yummier than my mom’s. It is moist and very tasty with either basic Crème Cheese Frosting [below] or Raspberry Crème Cheese Frosting (page 180) [of Paleo Desserts cookbook]. It took twelve trials for me to finally get this recipe’s rich burgundy color and velvety texture. And let me tell you, that’s a lot of beets! So, in any event, I hope you truly enjoy it. For best results, follow this recipe exactly.
You’re going to fall in love with this Crème Cheese Frosting. It is quick to blend and tastes absolutely scrumptious. It has a sweet, tangy flavor of lemon and a consistency something like that of cream cheese but without all the calories and dairy impact. This frosting is great on Carrot Mini Cupcakes (page 49), Gingerbread Cupcakes (page 52), Whole Apple Spice Cake (page 45), and just about anything else you can imagine. The flavor variations below will tantalize your taste buds.
Due to the temperature sensitivity of coconut butter, this is not a good recipe for a warm summer day. If the coconut butter is cold, you may place the jar in a bowl of lukewarm water to soften it so it is easier to measure. For the best flavor and texture, have all the ingredients at room temperature, 68F to 72F, and follow this recipe exactly.
Excerpted from the book Paleo Desserts, by Jane Barthelemy. Reprinted by arrangement with Da Capo Lifelong, a member of the Perseus Books Group. Copyright © 2012.
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