Sometimes (many times actually) simple is best.
Because I largely eat gluten and dairy free with very limited sugar -
a baked dessert tastes just glorious to me! So for Valentine's Day -
I figured my diet could be 'fudged' a little.
Using my heart shaped pans (from a yard sale I'm sure) -
a gluten free yellow cake mix was simple and easy to prepare.
I topped it with the best chocolate icing ever and gave it
a border of red sugar granules. The best part?
There were leftovers. So now I have some pieces
frozen for the next time I allow myself to cheat.
Incidentally - I'm on this diet under the care of a Nutritionist to correct a horrendous
skin issue that erupted about a year ago. Today I am all cleared up and even my very
thinning hair is growing back. I'm SO happy God has allowed this improvement!
After a very strict diet for 6-9 months - I'm now allowed to cheat every 4 days.
The plan is to continue and see how it goes. So far so good!
Fluffy Cocoa Frosting
3/4 c. cocoa
4 c. confectioner's sugar
1/2 c. margarine or butter
1 t. vanilla
1/2 c. milk
Mix and beat till fluffy - several minutes on High. Makes enough for a layer cake.
For a 9x13 cake or for 1 batch of cupcakes - make half of recipe.