Maple Vanilla Frosting
- Serves: 2 cups
- Active Time: 1 hr
- Total Time: 2 hrs
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Step 1: Preparing the Frosting• 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water for 3 to 4 hours to soften and drained
• 1/2 cup coconut butter
• 1/2 cup maple syrup
• 1/4 cup water
• 1 vanilla bean scraped, or minced if using high speed blender
• 1/4 tsp sea salt
To prepare the frosting, in a high-speed blender or food processor, blend all of the ingredients until smooth.
If using a food processor, you will likely need to stop and scrape down the sides to ensure a nice smooth frosting. — scraping down the sides of the food processor, as needed to achieve a really smooth frosting.
Use this frosting to frost cupcakes, cakes and a variety of other desserts, such as this Raw Carrot Spice Cake.
- by Chad Sarno
- January 5, 2014
To mix up the color, add fruit or vegetable powder, or a splash of concentrated juice. If you’re using extracts or juices with strong flavor profiles, such as herbs or beets, stick to small amounts.