Cole is obsessed with Dr. Seuss, and in honor of his birthday today, Cole has begun writing his own series of books under the pseudonym Dr. Woo (taking his mother's maiden name like Ted Geisel did). To honor Cole, and the fact that he's off inhalers, I made Dr. Seuss cupcakes for tonight. They're not perfect, but they're fun!
One box of Cherrybrook Kitchen Gluten Free Dreams yellow cake mix, made according to package directions using oil instead of margarine, but I also added in egg replacer equivalent of one egg plus a tablespoon of chia/flax gel (mix 1 tsp. chia seeds and 1 tsp. ground flaxseed meal with 2 T. hot water and set aside for 10 minutes or so to become a gel).
1 1/2 cups plus 1 cup unsifted confectioner's sugar
1/2 c. dairy-free margarine, chilled
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 T. almond milk
Combine 1 1/2 c. confectioner's sugar, margarine, salt and vanilla in mixing bowl and beat on medium speed, scraping down sides of bowl as needed, for one minute. Add almond milk and continue mixing. With mixer running, slowly add the remaining 1 cup of sugar until you achieve desired sweetness. Beat on high for an additional three or four minutes until creamy.
The marshmallows cost an arm and a leg at Whole Foods so I could avoid high fructose corn syrup. Given the food coloring, not sure it was worth it, but what the heck. Enjoy!