50 Irresistible Recipes Made with Almond and Coconut Flour
By Elana Amsterdam
(Celestial Arts, Paperback, 9781587611667, 112pp.)
Publication Date: April 26, 2011
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Cupcakes are the world’s most adorable pastry—but until now, people with gluten sensitivities struggling to find sweetness on a gluten-free diet haven’t had a cupcake cookbook to call their own. Enter gluten-free guru Elana Amsterdam, who has re-engineered the favored treat for today’s dietary needs. Her colorful collection showcases classics like Red Velvet Cupcakes and Vanilla Cupcakes and features creative concoctions like Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes and Cream-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes. These simple-to-make—and simply delicious—cupcakes rely on coconut and almond flours rather than the sometimes difficult-to-source gluten alternatives. Some of the recipes are even vegan and dairy-free, and none use refined sugar. With fifty cupcake recipes plus a variety of frostings to mix and match, Gluten-Free Cupcakes offers delightful cupcake alternatives—as tasty as their traditional counterparts—to anyone in need of a little cupcake fix.
ELANA AMSTERDAM is the popular food blogger of Elana’s Pantry, where she has written about gluten-free cooking and baking since 2006 after she and her son were both diagnosed with celiac disease. Elana’s first book, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook, was named one of the Denver Post’s top cookbooks of 2009. Her writing has appeared in diverse publications including Shape, Natural Solutions, Delicious Living, and Delight magazine. She lives with her family in Boulder, Colorado. Visit www.elanaspantry.com.
“Elana Amsterdam’s recipes are always beautiful and irresistible, and her gorgeous cupcakes are no exception. Everyone—gluten-free and otherwise—will love this collection of recipes.”
—Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman
“Elana’s lovely book full of wonderful gluten-free cupcake recipes is a must-have for anyone with celiac disease--enjoy these cupcakes!”
—Peter H. R. Green, MD, Director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University