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Dairy-Free Vanilla Icing

Dairy-Free Vanilla Icing – a lovely, light tasting vanilla icing perfect for topping scones and cookies. Gluten-free, Sugar-free, Low-carb, THM-S.

Dairy-Free Vanilla Icing - Gluten-free, Sugar-free, Low-carb, THM-S


Dairy-Free Vanilla Icing - Gluten-free, Sugar-free, Low-carb, THM-S

This light. tasty vanilla icing is in between a glaze and frosting. It can be put in a baggie and piped onto your baked goodies. Clip a tiny corner of the baggie and squeeze out the icing. You can go slowly and controlled or go fast and let it get all squiggly like I did on the scone above.

I put in just a bit of butter flavoring in this recipe, if you don’t have any it will still work, but it does add a light, buttery flavor that I think is worth adding in.

Try this icing with my Grain-Free Snickerdoodle Scones.

Trim Healthy Mamas this icing is an S.

Dairy-Free Icing
Recipe type: Dessert
  • ⅓ cup palm shortening
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 5 teaspoons "powdered"** THM Sweet Blend or homemade sweetener*
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
  • ¼ teaspoon butter flavoring (optional, but does give a nice, light buttery flavor)
  • pinch of Himalayan salt
  1. Using a mixer, blend palm shortening until creamy.
  2. Slowly blend coconut oil into the palm shortening until completely blended.
  3. Mix in powdered** sweetener, vanilla, butter flavoring, and salt.
  4. Mix in almond milk 1 tablespoon at a time, until light and creamy.
*homemade sweetener = 1 cup Non-GMO erythritol + 1 teaspoon Now Better Stevia.
** To make powdered sweetener - Put sweetener mix in blender and blend 20-30 seconds until mix is a fine powder.

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Dairy-Free Vanilla Scones - Sugar-free, Gluten-free, Low-carb, THM-S




Carrot Cake – Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Carrot

Carrot Cake – Gluten, Dairy and Sugar Free

This carrot cake is so delicious and moist your family and friends will be surprised that it’s gluten free! It’s the perfect cake or cupcakes for your Easter celebration or anytime. It’s one of our favorites!

Vanilla Frosting - MamaShire

I use this Dairy-Free Vanilla Frosting on my carrot cake. If you don’t have to be dairy-free than use your favorite cream cheese frosting.

I use a food processor to make quick work of this cake. One of my most used kitchen appliances is my Cuisinart Food Processor. I’ve had several less expensive models over the years that couldn’t keep up, but this one is built to last and work hard and I work it hard. It’s on my list of must haves in the kitchen.
I’m sharing a different version of this recipe on Raising Homemakers using coconut sugar and maple syrup.

Trim Healthy Mamas this cake is a crossover!

Carrot Cake - Gluten, Dairy, and Sugar Free
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12 servings
  • 3 cups of finely shredded carrots, about 9-10 medium carrots
  • ½ cup of pecans, chopped fine
  • 5 large eggs
  • 3 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1 cup homemade sweetener* or Trim Healthy Mama Gentle Sweet
  • 1½ teaspoons aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Prepare pans: for two 9" or 8" round cake pans, line with parchment paper, for 9 x13 cake pan or cupcake pans spray with coconut spray
  3. Using a food processor or electric mixer blend the eggs.
  4. Add in almond flour, sweetener, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Mix well.
  5. Add in carrots and pecans mix until well combined.
  6. Pour into prepared pans.
  7. Bake "cake pans" around 25-30 minutes. Bake "cupcakes" 20-25 minutes. Check center with toothpick or cake tester for doneness.
  8. Let cool completely before adding frosting.
*Homemade sweetener - 1 cup of erythritol+ 1 teaspoon of Now Brand Stevia

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Vanilla Frosting (Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free)

Vanilla Frosting - MamaShire

This creamy and delicious frosting is my go to recipe for frosting my cakes, cupcakes, strawberry shortcakes, whoopie pies, etc. It’s dairy-free, sugar-free and did I mention it’s creamy and delicious?

The base of this dairy-free frosting is palm shortening. You should be able to find palm shortening in your local grocery store, but if not you can order it online through Amazon or Tropical Traditions. I have noticed that Tropical Traditions usually offers free shipping on the third Monday of each month.

This Vanilla Frosting goes wonderfully with my Spice Cake Recipe and Carrot Cake.

Vanilla Frosting (Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free)
The perfect frosting for your cakes, cupcakes, and whoopie pies!
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 cup palm shortening
  • ⅓ cup coconut milk
  • ⅓ cup + 1 Tablespoon powdered xylitol or Truvia
  • 4 teaspoons coconut flour
  • 2-3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon almond extract, optional
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  1. Put all ingredients, except coconut oil, in medium size bowl and beat until smooth.
  2. Add in the coconut oil and mix until well blended.
  3. Use to frost cakes, cupcakes, or use as a cream filling for whoopee pies.
  4. Can be stored in a covered container on counter for a couple of days or refrigerated for up to 5 days. If stored in refrigerator, bring to room temperature before spreading.

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