Don’t call it a shortcut. Call it….using available resources.
Hey, I’m all for a homemade, from scratch product. But sometimes there just isn’t time (or ingredients) to make everything completely from scratch. In these instances, I turn to trusted products that help me fake a homemade product. No one will be any the wiser.
Perfect example? These gluten-free chocolate cupcakes. (Btw, these are NOT “healthy” and are a “sometimes” food for sure) 🙂
I baked the cupcakes completely from scratch using this recipe. BUT to make it gluten-free, I used Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free All Purpose flour with the appropriate amount of Xanthan gum (see ‘flour’ package).
Estimated nutrition information (1 cupcake, WITHOUT frosting): 203 Calories, 10g Fat, 0.8g Saturated fat, 29g Carbohydrates, 2.4g Fiber, 1.4g Sugar, 2g Protein
Now comes the “homefaked” part of things: canned frosting.
I know! <gasp> But I didn’t have the patience that day to make chocolate buttercream.
So there you have it, homemade cupcakes and homefaked frosting. All gluten-free to accomodate the birthday girl and other coworkers that received them.