Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake - Lyla's second birthday

Saturday was my daughter Lyla’s second birthday and to celebrate I created a special Bunny cake using a Gluten Free Chocolate Cake recipe.

Now I wanted to tell you Lyla doesn’t have any diet restrictions, but there were three people (including me) who required a Gluten Free Diet. So with that in mind, I chose to create a Gluten Free version of Yotam Ottolenghi’s Chocolate Cake recipe reported as the Worlds Best Chocolate Cake. I also used a Chocolate Buttercream recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction’s for the filling between the 2½ layers of chocolate cake and topped it off with fondant. The end result was this rather tall cake that required over 50cm of fondant and the purchase of an extra large rolling pin amongst other equipment. I created all the features of the bunny by hand too without any stencils!

I’m super proud of how the Bunny cake turned out having only decorated a cake using fondant once before, for Lyla’s epic first birthday party. Given how delicious the chocolate cake was and the fact it didn’t require a stand mixer or more than 2 bowls, I thought it was my responsibility to share the cake recipe with you all!

Thanks for stopping by!
Amanda

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Gluten Free Nutella Cheesecake

Gluten Free Nutella Cheesecake

Sunday I celebrated my birthday with my two loves and this incredible Gluten Free Nutella Cheesecake! We ate cake at a park in the most glorious sunshine and Lyla sang the “hooray” part of the happy birthday song.

The cheesecake has a smooth creamy texture, with a gluten free oreo style biscuit base, nutella filling and ganache. I’m salivating just thinking about it. Lucky for me my husband made it. Jesse used Simply Wise Gluten Free Choc’o Biscuits (think Gluten Free Oreo’s) for the biscuit base that’s we picked up from the Gluten Free Food Show in Melbourne. He also made homemade honeycomb for decoration on the top of the cheesecake. I’ll be sure to link to the honeycomb recipe soon.

If you like nutella though you might also like these Gluten Free Nutella Brownies!

Thanks for stopping by!
Amanda
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Gluten Free Chai Spiced Cupcakes

Gluten Free Spiced Chai Cupcakes

If you like Chai then you will LOVE these Gluten Free Chai Spiced Cupcakes! Even if you haven’t tasted chai before I still think you will love these cupcakes. I infused a blend of chai tea in the milk used to create the cupcakes and used a selection of chai spices in the mouth watering buttercream. The end result was a perfect balance of chai flavour without overpowering the recipe.

My piping skills are still a “work in progress” but I love these cupcake liners. If anyone knows of a great online store to buy cupcake liners from I’d love to hear from you. Just comment in the section below?!

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Gluten Free Monte Carlos

Gluten Free Monte Carlos

These Gluten Free Monte Carlos are a real delight to make and eat. Though I’ve never tried gluten containing monte carlos, I’ve been told this gluten free version is a lot nicer. These Gluten Free Monte Carlos have a soft crumbly texture with a hint of coconut and a plum and cream like filling.

I sourced the original recipe from a Women’s Weekly cookbook and modified it to be gluten free. I also chose plum jam instead of the traditional raspberry for something a little different and made the the biscuits quite a bit bigger. By all accounts, the modifications made the recipe even better! A recipe that would go perfectly for a morning or afternoon tea party.

I would have loved to share this recipe with you all last week but unfortunately our house was struck down by a delightful tummy bug and writing or thinking about food was far from my mind.

I’m hoping everyone else is well and enjoying the spring weather (for those in Australia of course).

Thanks for stopping by and take care,

Amanda

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Gluten Free Lemon Mascarpone Tart

Gluten Free Lemon Mascarpone Tart

This Gluten Free Lemon Mascarpone Tart has a special place in my heart. It was the first dessert Jesse (my husband) made for me when we started dating. The night we had this tasty dessert I actually arrived at Jesse’s to find the house empty, with a series of sticky notes that eventually led me to the tart in the fridge.

So technically I can’t claim this recipe as mine, it’s really my husband’s. It only requires 6 ingredients and goes perfectly with a scoop of ice cream or cream. I would be doing a disservice to you all if I didn’t share the recipe. So here it is!
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