Carob Glaze

Source: Ecological Cooking
Date tried: June 23, 2016
Yield: 1 cup
Time needed: about 5 minutes

I used a mix for the cake, so I could focus on the glaze, which actually came out more like a thick icing than a glaze. No doubt, since I knew I would not need a full cupful, I miscalculated proportions when reducing quantities.

I have never come across sorghum syrup in my life. But I did have some barley malt syrup on hand and used that. Another possible substitute that would work well is brown rice syrup. And perhaps someone would like to experiment with agave syrup which seems to be plentiful these days. If I make this again, I might try it with a Canadian twist and use maple syrup.

Yellow cake with Carob Glaze

Yellow cake with Carob Glaze

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Mocha Cream Frosting

Source: May All be Fed: Diet for a New World
Date tried: May 21, 2013
Yield: 1¾ cup
Time needed: 5 minutes or less.

For a coffee lover like myself, this is a pleasant and not overly sweet frosting for cakes and cupcakes. The author recommends it especially for carob cupcakes or banana cake. Make it well ahead of time as it needs to be chilled before using.

Mocha Cream Frosting

Mocha Cream Frosting

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