The frosting I made was kind of thrown together, but it was super yummy and quite easy, so I thought I would post the recipe which makes about a cup of frosting-- enough to frost the top of a single layer cake or 12 cupcakes. I would double it if I were going to frost an entire two layer cake.
Chocolate "Buttercream" Frosting Recipe (gluten and dairy free)
2/3 cup enjoy life chocolate chips
1/2 cup Spectrum Organic PalmShortening
3 Tablespoons powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Melt chocolate chips over a double boiler or in the microwave. I microwaved them for 30 seconds, then stirred them and microwaved them for another minute. Stir in vanilla. Transfer melted chocolate mixture to cool bowl. Beat in spectrum shortening a tablespoon at a time. Beat in powdered sugar. Then beat over cold water with a few ice cubes until chocolate mixture is spreadable and cool. Spread quickly over cake before it hardens completely.
GF/CF Substitutions for the Jessica Seinfeld's Deceptively Delicious Brownies...
Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips for regular semi sweet chips
Spectrum Organic non hydrogenated Palm Shortening for margarine
Cream Hill Estates Lara's Whole Grain Oat Flour for oat flour