Monday, February 16, 2015

Chocolate Date Icing or Frosting (Dairy and Refined Sugar Free)

This weekend was my niece's second birthday, I was in charge of the birthday cake.  I went with my Grain Free Chocolate Cupcakes recipe and then piped this Chocolate Date Frosting from The Spunky Coconut.  This frosting turned out so well.  It piped very easily and tasted great, thanks Kelly Brozyna for this delicious icing.

Ingredients (makes enough for single layer cake or 12 cupcakes)

  • 3/4 cup cashews
  • 1 1/2 cup dates
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon gluten free vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon arrowroot starch
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup raw cocao or cocoa
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/4 cup ground palm sugar (optional-if you prefer it sweeter)

  1. Soak cashews in 1 1/2 cup water for 2-4 hours to soften.  Drain and then rinse with clean water.  Set aside.
  2. Soak dates in hot water for 1-2 hours to soften.  Drain water and set aside.
  3. Add all ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth.
  4. Set in refrigerator to harden for 1-2 hours.
  5. Pipe or spread over cake.  

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