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Macadamia-Vanilla Frosting

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This frosting has a somewhat maple flavor to it. You can use it right after making it, or if you want to use a cake decorating tip (like in the top photo), put the frosting in the refrigerator for 30 minutes first.

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Ingredients

  • ½ cup macadamia nuts, soaked in ½ cup water for 15 to 30 minutes
  • 6 medjool dates, pitted and diced, soaked in ½ cup water for 15 to 30 minutes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Drain the soaked nuts and discard the water.
  2. Add all ingredients (the nuts, dates with their soak water, and vanilla) to a blender, and purée until smooth and even in color.
  3. Add a little more water as needed, to keep the blender moving if the mixture gets too thick.

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Cathy Fisher

Cathy Fisher is the creator of StraightUpFood.com, a website offering free recipes and information on eating a whole-food, plant-based diet free of salt, oil and sugar. She is also a cooking instructor, teaching classes at TrueNorth Health Center and the McDougall Program, both in Santa Rosa, CA. Cathy began eating a plant-based diet in 1999, and in 2016 published her first cookbook, Straight Up Food: Delicious and Easy Plant-based Cooking without Salt, Oil or Sugar.

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