Here I go again...trying to make a reasonably healthy version of a "Baked" recipe. This time I was shooting for a gluten, sugar and dairy free version of these cute little valentine treats. By Joe....I think I may have done it!
I substituted coconut oil for the vegetable shortening and butter, applesauce for the eggs, coconut sugar for the sugar, gluten-free flour for the cake flour and unsweetened almond milk for the buttermilk. I decided to just leave off the frosting all together and use a little confectioner sugar sprinkle instead. I also used organic cocao powder for the cocoa.
They turned out pretty well...a little too sweet. I am new at using coconut sugar and I am not quite sure about the amounts to use yet. They would be great with a little dairy free ice cream on them! I am going to chalk this on up to a success. Please go see what the other bakers did with this challenge.
Happy Valentines Day
The original recipe here.
I have seen coconut sugar at the store and always wondered about how to use it -- what is it like? Beautiful stencil work with the powdered sugar!ReplyDelete
It is very sweet...but I still want to try more with it.ReplyDelete
Very pretty! I love that stenciled design. :)ReplyDelete