Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Gluten Free in Frisco

Frisco is a suburb north of Dallas, near Plano.  This is a great place to raise kids.  There are tons of kid friendly things to do, and the one my kids like best is to go to one of the many cupcake bakeries and get a cupcake.  (This is an interesting phenomenon.  When I was a kid, we just called these places bakeries.  I don't know when cupcakes started rating star billing.)

Until recently, only the kids could get goodies though, unless we drove all the way down to Dallas to go to Sprinkles, which has a gluten free red velvet cupcake.  Yesterday, I was leaving the parking lot of Hobby Lobby when my good friend Debi called me and said "I'm at the grand opening of a new cupcake place and they are giving out free samples of gluten free chocolate cake."  Naturally, I said "I'll be right there."

The Frost It Cafe is on Warren Parkway, off Preston.  (Next to Polished Nail Salon.)  The cafe has a number of sandwich-y and breakfast-y type items.  I didn't ask about those.  I was there for cake.  The samples were of their flourless chocolate cake, a moist rich dessert most celiacs are familiar with.  For some reason, these cakes are often either too sweet or too rich.  This one was perfect.  It had that rich chocolaty flavor with lots of nuance that wasn't overpowered by too much sweetness.

They also have gluten free chocolate chip cookies, so I had one of those as well, and a cup of tea.  The cookie was tasty, definitely comparable to any "normal" chocolate chip cookie; but the real winner was the flourless chocolate cake.

I look forward to going here often, and working my way through their interesting assortment of hot teas.


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