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Raspberry Frosting Recipe {Dairy Free}

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Since I had the chance to review Better Batter Flour’s allergen free cake mix, I wanted to create a frosting recipe that was gluten and dairy free as well to top those delicious cupcakes. I thought that raspberry and chocolate sounded like a delicious combination, and turns out it was!

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Dairy Free Raspberry Frosting Recipe


  • 1/3 Cup Earth Balance Dairy Free Butter
  • 1 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar (More may be needed)
  • 1/4 tsp Almond Extract
  • 1/4 Cup Raspberry Jam
  • Sprinkle of Salt


In a mixing bowl, blend the Earth Balance, almond extract, jam, and salt with a stand or hand mixer. Blend until smooth, and then slowly start adding the powdered sugar until the frosting becomes the consistency you would like. Refrigerate when finished for about 30 minutes.

Please keep in mind that this frosting is great for cupcakes, however it does not keep its shape very well if it is in warm weather for very long. I would recommend eating it soon after making, or keep your cake or cupcakes refrigerated until you plan to eat them.

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Better Batter Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix Review {Plus a Dairy Free Raspberry Frosting Recipe}

If you’ve ever tried a store-bought gluten free product, then you are probably familiar with the fact that many taste NOTHING like the real thing. Many gluten free baked goods and breads are hard, crunchy, and crumbly all at the same time.

My husband suffers from several autoimmune disorders, and although he does not have celiac disease, many of his health issues began to diminish once he stopped eating gluten and dairy. When we discovered the connection we were so excited, but I didn’t realize what a hard transition it would be for our family! Nothing seemed to taste the same and my husband would just crave that fluffy goodness.

Because of this, we have spent ridiculous amounts of money purchasing gluten free products, only to throw them away because they were basically inedible. After starting this journey, our family has found a few products and companies that we love. I’d like to share one of them with you today….

Better Batter Gluten Free Flour is a company that in my opinion has mastered allergy-free baked goods and flours! Our family was given the opportunity to sample their Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix and wow! I was definitely impressed.

I knew that this wasn’t just your normal cake mix, because during the mixing process, the batter almost doubled in size and became so smooth and fluffy.

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix Raspberry Frosting

With easy to follow instructions and simple ingredients, I was able to whip up a batch of cupcakes and have them out of the oven and ready to try in about 25 minutes. Their recipe boxes also contain vegan alternatives so that you can have an awesome treat that is completely allergy free.

Gluten Free Cupcakes Mix Raspberry Frosting

We have had several friends with food intolerances recommend this company to us, and now I understand why. These cupcakes were so moist, fluffy, and even better than most regular boxed cake mixes from the store.

Gluten Free Cupcake Cake Dairy Free Frosting

I really enjoyed the fact that you could clearly taste the chocolate, but the cake itself was not overly sweet. Something I have noticed about many gluten free baked deserts, is that some companies pour in tons of sugar to give it more flavor and disguise the weird texture and taste. Better Batter Flour adds just the right amount of sweetness, and the texture was perfect. I topped these cupcakes with my Dairy Free Raspberry Frosting, and they were delicious.

Gluten Free Cupcake and Dairy Free Raspberry Frosting

Better Batter also offers gluten and allergen free baking flour, seasoned flour, brownie mix, pancake mix, corn-free powdered sugar, and biscuit mix. Their Flour Mix can be purchased in several sizes up to 25lb bags! And best of all, it can be used in normal recipes cup for cup!

And of Course, Miss E. gave it a big thumbs up!

Gluten Free Dairy Free Allergen Free Vegan Cupcake and Raspberry Frosting

I was given this product in exchange for review, however all ideas and opinions are my own.

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What I Didn’t Know About Sugar


Last week, we were at a seminar with many other people hoping to become patients of a great Doctor in our area who studies Integrative Medicine. Her name was Dr. Lasalle, and she spoke for quite a while about how much your diet affects your health and happiness.

To be straight to the point, she basically said “You are what you eat, or what you absorb, really.” 

She then continued to tell us something about sugar I did not realize:


It didn’t really hit me until I got home and checked the nutrition labels on some of the things I had been feeding my children, thinking they were relatively healthy.

Wow. The juice they had been drinking contained a whopping 36 GRAMS of SUGAR per serving.

That is 9 TEASPOONS of sugar! Imagine scooping 9 teaspoons of white sugar and dumping it on to your countertop. That would be a pretty large pile, and my babies were drinking that in a serving of juice.

Dr Lasalle then explained why sugar has a negative effect on our bodies. Imagine grabbing a wet paper towel and trying to wipe up 9 teaspoons of sugar from your countertop. It is sticky, and it won’t go away no matter how hard you scrub.

That is what happens in our bodies. Sugar gums up our system and creates problems internally.

I am now continually checking the amount of sugar in things I am feeding my kids. I have always been one to limit their intake on candy and sweets, but because of Dr. Lasalle, I have begun to check labels on everything. Things you would not even expect to have much sugar, have extreme amounts.

If you are interested in learning more about the negative effects of sugar, Wellness Mama has a great article here.

If you would like some great recipes for sweets that are healthy and do not contain much sugar, I highly recommend the book Against All Grains: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well and Feel Great by Danielle Walker*

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