I had all kinds of plans to make The Twins’ pumpkin squares over the weekend. Then out of nowhere, Jason declared he wanted chocolate cake. Since he rarely craves dessert or asks for it, I jumped on it!
I will save the pumpkin squares for another time, but I couldn’t get their frosting out of my mind. After all, it combines two of my favorite things – cashews and lucuma!
The frosting pairs well with chocolate too.
For my newer readers (hello!), you may not yet know that I love to make things with cashews -
I discovered lucuma in a cooking class a couple years ago, and I love to use it in baking, smoothies and all kinds of desserts. Lucuma is a natural sweetener from the lucuma fruit native to Peru, rich in beta carotene, iron and niacin.
When I saw The Twins’ cashew lucuma frosting I had to make it!
I adapted my fudgy brownies to be more cake like, adding more baking powder and another egg (this time using flax egg instead of Ener-G replacer). I then topped them with this amazing frosting – the flavors are perfect with the chocolate.
If you like treats low in sugar, you should definitely give this frosting a try. I could eat it straight out of the bowl!