Smarter than the Average Cupcake: Elana Amsterdam's Cookbook Solves the Gluten-Free Dessert Dilemma

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  • (1888PressRelease) November 01, 2011 - The gluten-free trend is sweeter than ever and bestselling author, Elana Amsterdam, has just the cookbook to prove it. "Gluten-Free Cupcakes" is packed with 50 irresistible recipes that are changing the taste of gluten-free sweets forever. Exclusively using almond and coconut flour, Amsterdam's recipes are not only delicious and inventive; they are also much more nutritious than a standard cupcake. Plus, unlike other gluten-free desserts, Amsterdam's almond and coconut flour based recipes don't sacrifice taste or texture.

    While there is no shortage of gluten-free products on the market, many individuals find themselves greatly disappointed with the products, particularly the desserts available. Diagnosed with celiac disease several years ago, Amsterdam took it upon herself to conjure up some recipes that would satisfy her sweet tooth and her health.

    "Every time I tried a gluten-free dessert I was quite disappointed," says Amsterdam. "Not only did I find that gluten-free baked goods had a strange grainy texture and odd flavor, I also could tell that they were even less healthy than regular baked goods -they spiked my blood sugar and left me with a high-carb hangover."

    After ample research and countless hours in the kitchen, Amsterdam discovered the secrets to maximizing flavor and texture in gluten-free desserts: almond and coconut flour. Full of flavor and high in fiber, almond and coconut flour were the answers to Amsterdam's gluten-free dessert dilemma.

    "I decided to use my passion for cooking to create cupcake recipes that those with gluten intolerance and those without could both enjoy and feel good about eating," adds Amsterdam.

    Her top-selling cookbook goes beyond traditional cupcake recipes to include adventurous flavor combinations like vanilla fig cupcakes and pecan pie cupcakes. She even includes a vegan cupcake alternative and a wide variety of vegan frosting options.

    "My goal was more than delicious gluten-free cupcakes," says Amsterdam. "It was equally important that my recipes were easy to follow and execute."

    With a breakdown of needed gluten-free ingredients and simple and clear-cut cooking instructions, Amsterdam's recipes are virtually foolproof. Plus, with recipes ranging from a basic chocolate cupcake to exciting holiday flavors and even some savory gluten-free muffin varieties, Amsterdam's "Gluten-Free Cupcakes" is a smart read for anyone interested in baking, even those without gluten intolerance or dietary restrictions.

    People with celiac disease, gluten-sensitivity, or even foodies with a penchant for sweets can all be sure that Elana Amsterdam's "Gluten-Free Cupcakes" will hit the spot.


    Elana Amsterdam is the bestselling author of two gluten-free cookbooks, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook and Gluten-Free Cupcakes.

    As one of the leading experts on gluten-free cooking, Elana Amsterdam is changing the taste of gluten-free foods forever with an eclectic mix of almond flour focused recipes. After being diagnosed with celiac disease, a multi-organ system autoimmune disorder caused by an immunological reaction to gluten, Elana was motivated to change her lifestyle and cooking habits for the better. Unwilling to compromise taste, Elana drew on her years of nutritional knowledge and cooking experience to cultivate a series of gluten-free recipes that would not sacrifice taste or texture.

    Elana is also one of the web's most renowned food writers, publishing hundreds of innovative recipes, tasty tips and information to live by on her blog,

    For media inquiries and/or to arrange an interview, please contact Jessica Lieu at 323.937.1951 or jessica ( @ ) tylerbarnettpr dot com.

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