We are always
looking to make a good
gluten-free baked good.
In our area of the country,
you just can't
get good gluten-free baked goods.
due to Celiac)
I found a recipe for
gluten-free apple "cupcakes"
on the Cup4Cup site.
(I did add a little cinnamon)
(But we made a different frosting)
Note: You can also use regular flour
The original recipe
calls for a
whipped goat cheese frosting with
bacon sprinkles, which sounds heavenly to me...
but not so much to a 9 and 14 year old.
(and the 9 year old is the one who must
I thought a caramel, drippy icing
would fit these nicely.
Which I must report it did.
My 14 year old ate 3 at a time.
He's the pickiest.
I would absolutely make these again.
The recipe filled a 12 slot cupcake pan (regular size),
and then I poured the remaining
batter into a small glass pyrex
and made a small cake!
My Caramel Icing:
(sorry it's not more exact)
Melt one stick butter over low heat.
Add 1 cup packed brown sugar.
Stir constantly for about 2 minutes.
Stir in about 1/4 cup evaporated milk (can)
Continue stirring and bring to a boil.
At this point, I let it cool slightly,
and then I start adding sifted (a must)
If you want a runny icing, use less sugar.
If you want to be able to spread,
add more sugar.
(I used about a cup)
I whisk like crazy,
but you can
also use a hand mixer.
It hardens fast,
so use right away.
Hint: Sift the sugar ahead of time,
as you will be stirring.
Where to purchase: I buy mine at Gilt. It is a bit pricey, (sorry Cup4Cup), so
I wait for free shipping events, or discount codes, and then buy several bags.
It's a great mix, and so versatile. You will definitely want this in your gluten-free pantry.
I believe Williams-Sonoma may have it as well.