Easy Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Corn Free Chocolate Frosting

???????????????????????????????PB & J Girl turned 6 recently!  She wanted a yellow cake with chocolate frosting.  The cake mix was easy enough to find.

The frosting, not so much.

PB & J Girl is intolerant to gluten, dairy, and corn, among other things.  I looked at all of the ready made frostings at the store, and I couldn’t find one that didn’t have something she was intolerant to.

I decided to make chocolate icing using powdered sugar, but that was ruled out once I realized powdered sugar had corn in it.  Seriously.  Who knew?

So, I improvised, and what a tasty improvisation it was!

After I baked her cake and it had cooled about 10 minutes, I sprinkled Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips on top.  Then, I put the pan back in the still warm oven for about 2 minutes.

When I pulled out the cake, I simply spread the softened chips around, and voila, PB & J Girl had her yellow cake with chocolate frosting.  And the melted chocolate chips on top tasted much better than canned frosting!

For an added flourish, we added white sugar sprinkles which gave the frosting a nice little crunch.

Weekly Goals for October 29, 2014, and an Update on Last Week’s Goals

I’m staying is survival mode this week thanks to a heavy workload, but I think some of the pressure should ease up after the month ends.  Meanwhile, I’m keeping my goals list very light.

Here’s what I accomplished last week:

Last Week’s Goals

Financial

  • Have a brief budget meeting (no more than 10 minutes) with my husband.
  • Have 3 No Spend days.  We had 2 no spend days.

Personal

  • Get up by 5 a.m. every day this week.
  • Do 5 days of homeschooling with Bookworm and the girls.  
  • Read at least 3 books to the girls or a few chapters of our Little House on the Prairie book a day. 
  • Do at least 15 minutes of ABCMouse.com with Cuddle Bug and 15 minutes of Starfall.com with PB & J Girl 4 days this week. 

Work

  • Write 2 posts for my blog.
  • Write 3 reviews for my blog.
  • Write 12 posts for those I work for.  I’ve written 9.  Five more to go!  (I didn’t list all the posts I had to write for last week.)

 

This Week’s Goals

Financial

  • Have a brief budget meeting (no more than 10 minutes) with my husband.
  • Have 3 No Spend days

Personal

  • Get up by 5 a.m. every day this week.
  • Do 5 days of homeschooling with Bookworm and the girls.  
  • Clean up the two boxes we still haven’t unpacked in the livingroom.
  • Read at least 3 books to the girls or a few chapters of our Little House on the Prairie book a day. 
  • Do at least 15 minutes of ABCMouse.com with Cuddle Bug and 15 minutes of Starfall.com with PB & J Girl 4 days this week.  

Work

  • Write 2 posts for my blog.
  • Write 2 reviews for my blog.
  • Write 7 posts for those I work for.

Do you make weekly goals?  If so, what are yours?

I shared this post at Money Saving Mom.

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