10.30.2014

Orange Creamsicle Frosting {gluten free + vegan}

#glutenfree #vegan #orange #creamsicle #frosting

As a "food allergy mom," preparation is key for me to keep up with all of the random, last minute events that pop up when food may be required. I like to make up a batch of cupcakes and freeze them (with or without frosting) for just such occasions. Birthday parties out or at school are the typical events, but now we have parties at school to include as well. Thankfully, Mason's teacher has a refrigerator/freezer in the classroom, so I am able to send a few ready-made cupcakes to keep there "just in case."


I just happened to have a batch of pre-made (Bob's Red Mill Yellow Cake mix) cupcakes in the freezer and decided to prep them with frosting in order to have some handy for upcoming Halloween parties. My Orange Creamsicle Frosting is allergy-friendly, has a beautiful orange color, and is a wonderful sweet topping to these delicious treats. I love that you can use just about any flavor cake recipe or mix that you like. In addition to cupcakes, the fluffy, creamy frosting is perfect for a layer cake, brownies, sugar cookies, or spread on graham crackers.

#glutenfree #vegan #frosting #orange #creamsicle

Orange Creamsicle Frosting {gluten free + vegan}

4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup Fanta Orange soda (you could use orange juice instead)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
Optional:
2 drops LorAnn Oils cheesecake flavor (I highly recommend this for great flavor!)
3 drops orange food coloring (I used Color Garden natural food coloring that I had on hand)

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the shortening on high speed for 30 seconds with a whisk attachment. Turn off mixer. Add powdered sugar and turn speed to lowest setting. Gradually add orange soda, vanilla, salt, and cheesecake flavor. Once combined, turn speed up to medium-high and whip for 3-5 minutes or until fluffy.

Scoop frosting into a piping bag with a large tip and pipe onto cooled cupcakes. Add desired decorations before serving. Store in an airtight container in a cool location so the frosting doesn't melt but stays soft.

#glutenfree #vegan #orange #frosting

#glutenfree #vegan #orange #creamsicle #frosting

#glutenfree #vegan #allergyfriendly #orange #frosting

#glutenfree #vegan #orange #creamsicle #frosting

#glutenfree #vegan #orange #creamsicle #frosting

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