Today I am guest posting over at Pamela’s Heavenly Treats! I was fortunate enough to meet Pamela last spring when I began blogging and we have been chatting it up since! Please head on over to her blog and check out my Sweetheart Cupcakes and all over her fabulous recipes!
This morning Corinne must have asked me if we could make a treat about 50 times! Of course we were low on baking supplies and it was freezing outside! So after scouring our cupboards I pulled out some Rice Krispies, half a bag of marshmallows, and grabbed their aprons.
While we were melting the marshmallows and butter I added a few drops of red food coloring till it was pretty in pink, pulled out a heart shaped pan, and some Valentine’s themed sprinkles. The final product was not only super yummy and enjoyed by all but was seasonal too!
On February 6th I will be Guest Posting on one of my favorite blogs Pamela’s Heavenly Treats! Pamela’s blog is a great go to for an amazing dessert for any occasion. Pamela has found a great balance between desserts that taste great and are healthy as well! Head on over and check her out.
Here is the recipe that I used for the paleo brownie cupcakes with chocolate frosting. Again, the brownie recipe is from BakerGal and the frosting is Elana’s Pantry. The below recipes include the changes that I made. The brownies had great flavor but were a little too dense for us. I think that I will add 1 more egg next time and bake them in a pan next time instead of cupcake liners. The frosting was extremely rich (great for chocolate lovers) and had a consistency more like a ganache. I’m still pondering what to do with this one?
1 cup raw light agave syrup
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup almond butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1. Gently heat agave syrup over stove, DO NOT boil. Stir in cocoa powder until smooth and remove from heat.
2. Whisk 1 egg with vanilla and baking powder in a seperate bowl.
3. Stir in remaining ingredients, except salt, until thoroughly mixed.
4. Sprinkle salt and fold into batter.
Bake at 325 degrees. I did 25 minutes, if I do cupcakes again I will do 23, if I put them in a pan around 30. This reciped only yielded 6 cupcakes, if baking in a pan I would recommend a 9×9.
Chocolate Frosting (ganache)
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 tbsp vanilla
dash of sea salt
2-3 tbsp Coconut milk
1. Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small sauce pan over the stove. Heat slowly and DO NOT boil!
2. Stir in vanilla and salt.
3. Remove from heat and transfer to a medium sized bowl. Refridgerate for 15-20 minutes or until thickened.
4. Reove from refridgerator and whip with a hand mixer while adding coconut milk.
The recipe I was following stated that the miture would become thick and fluffy from beating. I could not get it to, I’m thinking I may have left it in the refridgerator too long though.
All in all I was pleased with the outcome!
So I’ve talked about the Hubby going paleo a few times so far. The last few weeks I have become mildly obsessed with cooking dinners that meet the paleo requirements but also fit for the whole family. I always enjoy a good challenge and this has been a fun one. Josh has always been a big fan of sweets and misses all the treats I used to make. So I decided to add onto the challenge by baking, caveman style! After searching tons of blogs and websites and of course pinterest I was ready to give it a try. So Saturday we went to a local health food store and stocked up on supplies and got some very yummy smoothies for the ride home!
Sunday morning I rolled my sleeves up and dived right in! I decided to make Chocolate brownie cupcakes with chocolate frosting. I followed a recipe from the BakerGal for the brownies and the frosting I found on Elana’s Pantry. Here’s the finished product.
Surprisingly they came out pretty good, Josh was a happy Caveman. I plan on attempting these a few more times and will keep tweaking the recipes. Next on the list is chocolate chip cookies.