Peach Glaze or Peach Compote

Image: Glazed Peach Cream Tart

In preparation for my new cake recipe that uses this peach glaze to substitute frosting, I thought I would share it with you now so that I can link to it in the recipe. It has all sorts of uses. You can add cinnamon to it and top ice cream, use it plain, or add hot spices such as cayenne, ginger, and chili powder. Baste your pork and chicken entrees using savory or hot spices. Meanwhile, stay tuned in for my delicious new gluten free cake recipe! Continue reading “Peach Glaze or Peach Compote”

Mocha Frosting – or Coffee (Naturally Gluten Free)

Image: Gluten Free Chocolate Cake with Mocha Frosting

In earlier years I was never a fan of buttercream frosting. However with age we our taste buds change. Actually, I believe we lose some. Since I have experimented with different flavors of frosting, I have come to appreciate them. This mocha frosting is one of my new favorites, especially on a rich chocolate cake. You can easily adjust the recipe to make coffee frosting with the tips provided. The key to a good buttercream frosting is how long you beat it. You want it to be airy and light, similar to mousse. What will you make to give this mocha frosting a try? If you’re eyeing that chocolate cake, see the link below for the recipe. Continue reading “Mocha Frosting – or Coffee (Naturally Gluten Free)”

Gluten Free Meringue Buttercream Frosting – Italian Buttercream – Italian Meringue (Silky & Corn-Free)

Gluten Free Buttercream Frosting

Many people are seeking to find a gluten free buttercream frosting recipe that is silky smooth. True buttercream frosting (homemade at least) is usually naturally gluten free. The recipe below is made in a professional manner, versus the quick type we tend to make with only butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla/flavoring. This meringue buttercream frosting recipe (see below) does not use powdered sugar, making it corn-free. However, you can find corn-free powdered sugar (Trader Joe’s Organic), I find that meringue buttercream is not only silky, but it lacks that powdery taste that traditional buttercream creates.

I explain how you can flavor the frosting besides using extracts. Fruit purees are wonderful in buttercream frosting. They not only provide flavor but natural coloring, as well. What do you like to add to yours? Continue reading “Gluten Free Meringue Buttercream Frosting – Italian Buttercream – Italian Meringue (Silky & Corn-Free)”

Gluten Free Red Velvet Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting

Gluten Free Red Velvet Cake

One of the many old traditions of red velvet cake is a southern one. During the Civil War families believed that baking a red cake would keep their men home, where it was safe. In this gluten free red velvet cake recipe, the “velvet” comes from its moisture, in this case the the additional eggs and oil. It is as moist and velvety as it looks. Enjoy! Continue reading “Gluten Free Red Velvet Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting”

Gluten Free Dairy Free Chocolate Ganache or Frosting (Raw)

Avocado Ganache

The main ingredient in this recipe may surprise you. It’s avocado! Yes. Avocado makes a wonderful substitution for fat and egg in many recipes. This dairy free ganache has very few ingredients: avocado, cocoa powder and agave syrup. Use it to frost cakes, cupcakes, donuts, fill pastries and more. It’s so rich, you’ll never go back to heavy whipping again! Continue reading “Gluten Free Dairy Free Chocolate Ganache or Frosting (Raw)”

Gluten Free Chocolate Ganache & Dark or White with Dairy-Free Options

Image: Gluten Free Ganache

On a gluten free diet or any diet for that matter, there’s nothing more decadent than gluten free ganache! Fortunately, it is naturally gluten-free, as long as you use gluten free chocolate. It is made from chocolate, whipping cream, and vanilla. You may use ganache on any of your gluten free dessert recipes, or prior to cooling, while it is still thin, (or you may thin it out with additional whipping cream use it as a sauce for plating purposes. It makes a heavenly glaze for cakes, brownies, ice cream, donuts, and more, or allow it to harden some and use it as a frosting. Continue reading “Gluten Free Chocolate Ganache & Dark or White with Dairy-Free Options”

Gluten Free Fluffy White Frosting

Image: Gluten Free Fluffy White Frosting

Because so many of the cake recipes that call for frosting on this site call for cream cheese, I thought a nice fluffy white icing recipe was in order for those who are not only gluten free, but dairy free. This fluffy white frosting recipe is great because of the color. It is actually white (even with the use of regular vanilla), instead of off-white from so much butter/margarine. If you wish the same white color, but wish to use additional vanilla for flavor, it is suggested to use clear vanilla. There are a few brands that advertise they are gluten free. This fluffy white frosting makes a great wedding cake frosting, too! Enjoy! Continue reading “Gluten Free Fluffy White Frosting”