Peanut-Free “Peanut” Buttercream Frosting

October 17, 2012

It’s party time at your local school. For many of us that means baking and sending ghoulish “safe” treats to class with our little ones.

If you’re up for taking the quick and easy route, give these cupcakes a try.

First, grab a gluten-free cake mix. My all-time favorite is Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Chocolate. Your favorite milk substitute and flax or chia eggs work magically with this mix.

Last week I posted a Sunflower Coconut Butter recipe that “kinda sorta” resembles peanut butter. I had some leftover so whipped up a “Peanut” Buttercream frosting. Yum! Recipe follows.

Get creative with toppings for this cupcake. These flies were a Michaels clearance item last year. Definitely grody (I’d rather not know what these bug-gers were sitting on before landing on my cupcakes. Ha! Realistic, no?.

Plastic spiders—another good and grody idea.

Looking for edible? How about cute little Jack-o’-lanterns. I picked up the candy molds at a thrift shop but am sure you could find something similar at your local craft store.

Have a great week everyone!

Peanut-Free “Peanut” Buttercream Frosting

Peanut-Free “Peanut” Buttercream Frosting

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Spectrum Organic Palm SHORTENING
  • 1/4 cup Sunflower Coconut Butter or Sunbutter®
  • 2 tablespoons COCONUT OIL
  • 1/4 cup MAPLE SYRUP
  • 1 teaspoon VANILLA EXTRACT
  • 1/8 scant teaspoon SALT

Instructions

  1. Ensure shortening and coconut oil are room temperature. Not melted, not super hard.
  2. Using an electric mixer whip all ingredients until smooth and light.
  3. Spread or pipe onto cake/cupcakes. For a more structured frosting, refrigerate 5-10 minutes.

Notes

For these cupcakes I piped the frosting on using an un-tipped icing bag. For this effect you will want to pipe on the frosting immediately after whipping it up. For a structured frosting, refrigerate 5-10 minutes until it just begins to firm up. It will firm up quick so keep an eye on it. This frosting melts at higher temperatures. I refrigerate the cupcakes after decorating and pull them out 5-10 minutes before serving. A tablespoon or two of arrowroot starch may be added to enhance the texture.

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Cassidy @ Cooking Gluten (& Dairy) Free October 24, 2012 - 1:12 pm

What pretty cupcakes! I have such a hard time making dairy free frostings that are free of powdered sugar! I'm pinning this so I can make it next time we have cupcakes 🙂

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Cassidy @ Cooking Gluten (& Dairy) Free October 24, 2012 - 1:12 pm

What pretty cupcakes! I have such a hard time making dairy free frostings that are free of powdered sugar! I'm pinning this so I can make it next time we have cupcakes 🙂

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Cassidy @ Cooking Gluten (& Dairy) Free October 24, 2012 - 1:12 pm

What pretty cupcakes! I have such a hard time making dairy free frostings that are free of powdered sugar! I'm pinning this so I can make it next time we have cupcakes 🙂

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Cassidy @ Cooking Gluten (& Dairy) Free October 24, 2012 - 1:12 pm

What pretty cupcakes! I have such a hard time making dairy free frostings that are free of powdered sugar! I'm pinning this so I can make it next time we have cupcakes 🙂

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Cassidy @ Cooking Gluten (& Dairy) Free October 24, 2012 - 1:12 pm

What pretty cupcakes! I have such a hard time making dairy free frostings that are free of powdered sugar! I'm pinning this so I can make it next time we have cupcakes 🙂

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Cassidy @ Cooking Gluten (& Dairy) Free October 24, 2012 - 1:12 pm

What pretty cupcakes! I have such a hard time making dairy free frostings that are free of powdered sugar! I'm pinning this so I can make it next time we have cupcakes 🙂

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Cassidy @ Cooking Gluten (& Dairy) Free October 24, 2012 - 1:12 pm

What pretty cupcakes! I have such a hard time making dairy free frostings that are free of powdered sugar! I'm pinning this so I can make it next time we have cupcakes 🙂

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Cassidy @ Cooking Gluten (& Dairy) Free October 24, 2012 - 1:12 pm

What pretty cupcakes! I have such a hard time making dairy free frostings that are free of powdered sugar! I'm pinning this so I can make it next time we have cupcakes 🙂

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Cassidy @ Cooking Gluten (& Dairy) Free October 24, 2012 - 1:12 pm

What pretty cupcakes! I have such a hard time making dairy free frostings that are free of powdered sugar! I'm pinning this so I can make it next time we have cupcakes 🙂

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Cassidy @ Cooking Gluten (& Dairy) Free October 24, 2012 - 1:12 pm

What pretty cupcakes! I have such a hard time making dairy free frostings that are free of powdered sugar! I'm pinning this so I can make it next time we have cupcakes 🙂

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Alyssa | Queen of Quinoa October 24, 2012 - 1:34 pm

Heavenly! I can't wait to try this – looks perfect atop those cupcakes 🙂

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Kim-Cook It Allergy Free October 24, 2012 - 5:14 pm

Oh my goodness. These are WAY TOO CUTE!!! I am loving these and the frosting AND, of course, the pictures! You are just too creative. Love it….xo

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Elizabeth H, blogger for SunButter October 24, 2012 - 9:54 pm

Hi Lexie,
Of course I just must comment on this post. Is no recipe safe in your kitchen?! You have really amazed me, adapting peanut butter buttercream frosting to allergen-free. I can't WAIT to try this in my kitchen for all the ghosts, goblins and (even scarier) teenagers around here. Thanks, yet again, for the inspiration!

PS Congrats on your Circle of Moms Food Allergy Mom recognition. Well-deserved! Best of all, others dealing with food allergies are learning so much from you. (And I so appreciate all I've learned from you!)

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Lexie October 24, 2012 - 10:12 pm

Elizabeth … thanks so much for dropping by AND commenting : ) I can't tell you how much SunButter we've gone through. My kids love the stuff. Your words are too kind. I think we are all learning from each other. Keep in touch. xoLexie

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Lexie October 24, 2012 - 10:14 pm

Cassidy, Alyssa, and Kim … thank you! xoLexie

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Minnie(@thelady8home) October 25, 2012 - 12:50 am

Those candies look so cute and heavenly!!!! You are too creative. 😀

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Alisa October 25, 2012 - 4:37 am

This is just magical Lex! I am SO making the frosting and candies.

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Maggie October 26, 2012 - 12:17 am

Lexie! The pics and fabulous, as always! I love a new frosting recipe – especially since it's nut-free. Have a spooky Halloween! xo

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