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Thursday, October 09, 2008


I was asked by an anonymous to come up with a recipe for frosting one cupcake. Here is a simple Vanilla Buttercream Frosting recipe for 1 cupcake.

Allergen-free Frosting for One

1 Tablespoon dairy-free, soy-free vegetable shortening
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
3/4 teaspoon rice milk
1/8th teaspoon vanilla extract

Beat until fluffy. Frost one cupcake. Voila!

Alternately, you can buy frosting from Cherrybrook Kitchen to have on hand at all times. I haven't tried these, but they sure look cute.


  • At 2:00 PM, Blogger Lauren said…

    yum frosting :D

    and for those with corn allergies, you can make powdered sugar by putting sugar in the blender... no joke! it actually works! we've frosted entire cakes with frosting made from our home made powdered sugar :D

    there are a few powdered sugars out there made without corn but they have an umm.... laxative effect. and it's not just me reacting to whatever it's made from. they say that right on the box (and boy do they mean it!!)

  • At 2:03 PM, Anonymous Cassie Rivera said…

    I haven't tried Cherry Brook Kitchen's frosting yet either. But I have had their cookies which are good for a quick snack. Thanks for commenting back last night Cybele. I love your sense of humor.

  • At 2:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thanks Cybele, we'll have to try it. Chery Brook's frosting although tasty, is only good for 1 week once opened.

  • At 6:29 PM, Blogger Loni said…

    Thank you SO much for posting this!

    When my little one goes to parties and I have to bring her a quick (usually frozen) cupcake, I always feel guilty aboutthe lack of frosting.

    This is awesome!

  • At 3:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    ABC News had a special tonight on new research involving food allergies. Thought I would pass along the link.


  • At 12:45 PM, Anonymous Katy said…

    I am very excited about that canned frosting.

    I have a question, though. Whenever I use the Spectrum shortening to make icing, I can never get rid of the lumps. Do you have this problem, too, or is it something about my technique...?

  • At 5:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I just happened to find the Cherrybrook Kitchen frosting about a week ago at our Whole Foods, I was sooo excited that I wouldn't have to make frosting for my son's halloween cupcakes. I let him taste it and he really liked it. yay!

  • At 8:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Cybele: Any ideas for recipes to use in an Easy-Bake oven? Life is difficult when you're four and you just want to do things like your friends! Thanks

  • At 4:09 PM, Blogger Tracy said…

    I just checked on their frosting today. Looks like they're discontinuing the chocolate version due to shelf life issues (not allergen issues). The vanilla will continue to be available for now.

  • At 8:01 PM, Blogger Luke said…

    wow, allergy-free frosting. I can't wait to try it, thanks for the recipe.

    ENT doctor

  • At 11:26 PM, Blogger Sam said…

    Thanks for the recipe for allergy-free frosting! i like to try it..

    pediatric ENT

  • At 1:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi - just wanted to let you know I've had a guest post published about serving Thanksgiving Dinner allergy-free! Here's the link, please take a look!

  • At 5:45 PM, Blogger Amy said…

    Great recipe! It's hard to find things that taste good that are allergy-friendly. (


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