Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Cashew Chia Frosting


Rather than rely on icing sugar and oil as thickeners, this frosting makes use of a couple of tablespoons of ground up chia seeds.  The result is a thick, creamy spread that's somewhere between a frosting and a pudding - perfect for dabbing on the tops of Raw Carrot Cup Cakes.  If you would like to frost a larger cake with it, try thinning it out with plant milk - a quarter of a cup at a time until you reach the desired consistency.


INGREDIENTS

1 cup raw cashews
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup lemon juice (or slightly less)
2 T maple syrup (more if you'd like it sweeter)
2 T chia seeds - ground
  • Process cashews, water, lemon juice, and maple syrup until smooth. 
  • Add ground chia seeds and process until incorporated.  Taste and adjust for sweetness and thickness.  Chill.  Makes about 1 1/3 cups.

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