Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

These were AMAZING. The best gluten AND dairy free cupcake you will ever eat in your lifetime. And I'm sorry but I can't share this recipe. I'm pretty sure my cupcakes are THE item that will get my bakery going. They are just too YUMMY. I've only found ONE other gluten and dairy free cupcake and it didn't come close to this. There is no xanathan gum or guar gum in these. They were practically all natural but since I don't know exactly where all the ingredients came from (besides the grocery store) I can't claim that they were 100%.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012


This was so incredibly light and fluffy and yummy! Perfect Valentines Day treat! My wonderful man cooked dinner and then helped me bake goodies for dessert. Exactly what I love :)

Oh and there was the cute little puppy he got me but Summer ate it (it was stuffed, no cannibal here). Typical.

Matt beating the egg whites.

 Meringue!! (See how full that pan is? Bad idea)

 In the oven! Please excuse the dirty glass, it is not my oven.

  And this is why the small cake pan is not the best idea!

Lightly browned. Reminds me of Jiffy Pop.


 and then it fell :)


Meringue with fresh whipped cream and strawberries


8 egg whites
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
Fresh strawberries
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon powdered sugar

Place egg whites in a mixing bowl and let stand for 30 min. Add the vinegar, vanilla, and salt and then beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, about 2 tablespoons at a time, on high speed until stiff glossy peaks are formed.

Spread into a spring-form pan (cake pan is not a good option) and bake at 300 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool before cutting or removing. Meringue will fall!

To make the whipped cream combine the heavy whipping cream, vanilla, and powdered sugar ingredients in a medium bowl and beat on high until a delicious whipped cream is formed.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Dog Birthday Cake

For Summer's birthday yesterday I made a gluten free dog birthday cake. It was peanut butter and sweet potato and the dogs ate it up! I'm also happy to report that it did not bother any of the dogs stomachs. Just be sure you only give them a few bites.

Here is the recipe!

Doggie Birthday Cake –

Peanut Butter and Sweet Potato

¼ cup tapioca
¼ cup cornmeal
½ cup white rice
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ cup peanut butter
1 cup sweet potatos
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup water (or honey)
2 eggs

Mix all the dry ingredients with a whisk. Then add all the wet ingredients and use a mixer on high speed to blend all ingredients until smooth.

Put into a small cake pan (one round 8" or small brownie pan) and bake for 30 min at 350 degrees.

Let cool for 5 min before removing from pan. I used a small amount of yogurt to 'ice' the cake (barely 1/3 cup). I would be careful with yogurt as many dogs are lactose intolerant so this could upset their stomach. Peanut Butter blended with banana could be another choice as an icing.

The dogs spent the rest of the afternoon lazing in the warm sun...the girls at least. Poor Jake was not left any room!

So I would love to hear your comments and feedback! What do you do for your pets on their birthday? Would you throw them a party?

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes!

Look at these cupcakes. Have you ever seen a gluten free cupcake look so moist? And there is NO xanathan or guar gum. Yup. I'm amazing. These cupcakes are to die for. Yeah, the frosting did not turn out like I wanted, kinda turned into a strange ganache. It tasted delicious, just didn't look like I wanted. However, the texture and taste of this cupcake is beyond amazing.

I don't think I can share this recipe. Sorry. I plan on opening my own bakery in the near future and I can't have this AMAZING recipe stolen by any others. Just know they are delicious and one day you will want to come visit Pink Frosting to try one.

Check back tomorrow for a gluten free dog cake! Baby Summer is turning one!