14 February 2012

Happy Valentines Day!

This year my Valentines will be receiving pink cupcakes.

Are you freaked out by food coloring? Well I am.
Thats why I decided to use beet juice to color this simple frosting recipe. I have been using lots of beets this winter and felt so inspired by the gorgeous purple and pink juices that were staining my fingers, the cutting board and swirling down the drain.

I added a little bit of lemon juice to the beet juice before I mixed it into the frosting to mask any earthy beet flavor that might make the cupcake recipients think these were in any way a healthy take on an old classic.

They turned out just as I hoped they would! Translation: my dad and brother had no idea they were consuming any beet products.

Happy Valentines Day everyone!


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