3 Choices for Flour-Less Cake Frosting

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The other day I posted a flour-less banana bread and thought I’d play around with it to see if it would make a good birthday cake for my almost 3 year old’s birthday.

Let me tell you, it is a HIT for everyone! I was thinking of other fruits, but then I think a sweetener would have to be added because this is a banana cake, it sweetens itself.

We played with different frosting’s, and cream cheese was the favorite. We will soon try a flour-less carrot cake since the cream cheese frosting will go well with it.

Here are 3 different recipes, we tried the first 2 and the last one is the original recipe. Please share your favorite frosting with us 🙂

#1 – Classic Vanilla Frosting, from Nourishing Origins 

Ingredients:

  • 3 c Spectrum Organic Palm Shortening
  • 2/3 c Nutiva Coconut Manna, gently heated to melting point (can use coconut butter as well)
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 dropper Alcohol Free Vanilla Stevia

optional: 1 vanilla bean, scraped

Method:

  1. In a stand-up mixer or hand-held one with a whisk attachment, whip the shortening on high until light and fluffy. You may need to stop it once to wipe the sides down and then re-whip.
  2. Turn the mixer to medium and add the coconut manna. Once it is all added, turn mixer to high and whip until thoroughly combined.
  3. Add vanilla extract and stevia and whip until combined. Add the vanilla bean paste at this point if desired.
  4. Taste the frosting to see if it sweet enough for you- everyone differs so this amount of stevia is really a starting place. But please be careful- only add a drop or two at a time because stevia can quickly go from just right to slightly bitter quickly.

Note:

This frosting is going to be light and airy right after mixing but will harden in the fridge so please take out any treats at least 30min to 1 hour before you enjoy them. Also, if you want a slightly stiffer frosting to pipe for cupcakes, simply put the mixing bowl in the freexer for 5 min then re-whip on high before putting in the piping bag.

#2 – Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 16 oz full fat cream cheese at room temp, preferably organic
  • 1/2 Cup grass-fed butter at room temp.
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger (optional- great with carrot cake)

Instructions:

Blend all ingredients together with a mixer until a smooth frosting forms.

#3 – Origional Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 16 oz full fat cream cheese at room temp, preferably organic
  • 1/2 Cup grass-fed butter at room temp.
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar

Instructions:

Blend all ingredients together with a mixer until a smooth frosting forms.

 
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