I LOVE Halloween!!!!!!!!!!!! I have little mice, spiders galore, a life-size mummy, a green flying witch, flying bats, crying cats and spooky eyes glowing from my front door that make you think twice if we are nice. Ghosts greet you in my yard, furry monsters, a graveyard at first sight, and a huge python ready to strike, but I promise we don’t bite!
I can tell you this, you will want another bite of these naughty cupcakes!! Yes, they might just be the naughtiest thing I have posted. This recipe is so moist and actually healthy for you, it’s kind of hard to call it a cupcake and not a muffin. What makes it a cupcake is the velvety vanilla buttercream frosting!!!
I found “real” frosting already made in the health food store by The Frosting Queens! By “real”, I mean they use butter and sugar -not some artificial flavors and synthetic ingredients you can’t pronounce. Their names serve them right. I would bow to them and kiss their hand (especially if it was covered in frosting)! What is it with me and wearing my food lately? The last post I mentioned licking pumpkin off my face.
This gluten-free cupcake recipe has been healthified and changed from a bread to cupcakes. The chef who shared it with me might not recognize this recipe with the changes and certainly not the frosting! It was intriguing to me that the base of the recipe was black beans. I have heard of those bean brownies but never actually made them.
Tom and I celebrated our 17th year wedding anniversary in April and I found this amazing deal on Living Social for an off the grid, eating organic from the land, retreat in the Jamaica mountains. It was at Zimbali Retreat that I had the original Chocolate Black Bean bread. A true hidden haven that allowed us to live simply, but beautifully with comfort and good food.
Licking all the frosting off the spoon,
P.S. I should mention that I spoke to the Frosting Queen (one of the sisters) and she was a delight to talk to and spunky like I imagined. Anyway, I had some questions about the ingredients and wanted clarification on the type of butter, gluten free facility they use, and very importantly if the frosting was GMO free. I was told the product is 99% GMO free due to the cornstarch in the powdered sugar and that this is something they deem very important and are working on making it 100%. I am happy to report they are open and aware of the importance of this issue.
Also, I inquired about an organic frosting and that was a consideration they are looking at. I think these two sisters are a force to reckon with and have an amazing product that is real in comparison to the “far from frosting goop” on the grocery shelves. Check out their story and other flavors. www.TheFrostingQueens.com