CELIAC DIET GLUTEN-FREE CUPCAKE RECIPES
Review by Barb & Ron Kroll
(Celestial Arts) ISBN 978-1587611667 158761166X
Almond flour, coconut flour and agave nectar are the key ingredients in Elana Amsterdam's gluten-free diet cupcakes. She provides 50 recipes for gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free and vegan cupcakes and frostings. Even if you are not on a celiac diet or a gluten-free diet, you will enjoy these delicious cupcake recipes.
Special occasion cupcakes
Gluten-Free Cupcakes is organized by type of cupcake, from chocolate celiac cupcakes to special occasion cupcakes, e.g., Valentine cupcakes.
In the introduction, Elana Amsterdam provides gluten-free cooking tips, e.g., the weight of one cup of blanched almond flour is four ounces. She also provides information on gluten-free ingredients, like Let's Do gluten-free sprinkles and Earth Balance Natural Buttery Spread (soy-free) butter substitute.
Celiac diet baking tips
Elana Amsterdam rates each gluten-free cupcake as low, medium or high sweetness. She also introduces each celiac diet cupcake with baking tips and frosting suggestions, e.g., use low-glycemic yacon syrup as a molasses substitute in her ginger molasses cupcakes recipe.
Mouthwatering full-page color cupcake photos by Annabelle Breakey depict Gluten-Free Cupcakes recipes.
One chapter in Gluten-Free Cupcakes provides recipes for gluten-free muffins, called savory cupcakes. Scallion goat cheese muffins make great gluten-free appetizers. Elana Amsterdam's Parmesan muffins are tasty dinner rolls for people on gluten-free celiac diets.
The 104-page gluten-free cookbook has delicious vegan frosting recipes, e.g., vegan coconut frosting and vegan chocolate frosting. Vegan coconut whip can be used as a vegan whipped cream recipe.
The sources chapter provides web sites where you can buy gluten-free ingredients to make cupcakes for celiacs, e.g., almond flour, arrowroot powder and gluten-free ice cream cones.
Sample celiac cupcake recipes
Triple chocolate cupcakes. Chocolate peanut butter cupcakes. Almond fudge cupcakes. White chocolate cherry cupcakes. Flourless chocolate hazelnut cupcakes. Blueberry lemon cupcakes. Raspberry cheesecake cupcakes. Apple spice cupcakes. Pecan pie cupcakes. Honey walnut cupcakes. Banana split cupcakes. Ice cream cone cupcakes. Halloween cupcakes. Garlic cheddar muffins. Banana whipped cream frosting. White chocolate frosting. Strawberry meringue frosting. Coconut pecan filling.
Cupcakes 101 Equipment, Tips and Ingredients
- Classic Cupcakes
- Chocolate Cupcakes
- Fruity Cupcakes
- Warm and Spiced Cupcakes
- Special Occasion Cupcakes
- Savory Treats
- Frostings, Fillings and Toppings
Measurement Conversion Charts
Elana Amsterdam is author of The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook and publisher of Elana's Pantry, a blog with gluten-free recipes.