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!
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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!
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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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I made this Gluten Free Black Forest Layer Cake for my husbands birthday last Tuesday! It was the first time I’ve made and tasted a Black forest cake before and I have to say I absolutely loved it. Oh and so did the birthday boy!!
The chocolate cakes were filled with white chocolate ganache and cherry jam and a dark chocolate icing to top finish off the cake. I realised I didn’t make quite enough ganache or cherry jam, so I made sure to double the quantities in the recipe below so you don’t run out!
I know this isn’t one of my quickest or simplest recipes, so I will forgive you if you don’t go out and make it this weekend. I’d seriously consider it for your next birthday celebration though, it was so divine. You might also want to read a little bit about why birthdays are so important in my family. I shared it on my blog last year with a recipe for Gluten Free Chocolate and Salted Caramel Layer Cake. Just excuse the fact the cake wasn’t very even shaped or flat.
Anyway, I must say thanks to Delicious magazine for the original recipe. I adapted it to be gluten free with a few less steps. Thanks for stopping by!
This Gluten Free Lemon Yoghurt Syrup Cake has been on my “bucket list” to make for a while. It requires only 7 ingredients and can be made in under an hour! Oh and did I mention it tastes utterly delicious!!
My husband came home one day raving about a Lemon Yoghurt Syrup Cake his work colleague made for morning tea. So, I had to bake one and taste what all the fuss was about! After making my first syrup cake earlier in the year, a Gluten Free Lime and Poppyseed Syrup Cake, I also learnt a few things and wanted to test them out on a similar recipe.
Now I can’t claim the original recipe as mine, but I cannot credit the exact source as I found the recipe from an old newspaper. I did however modify the recipe to be Gluten Free and contain a extra punch of lemon flavour. I think you will be happy with the end result if you bake it.
All you have to do is print the recipe and grab your ingredients and you will be ready to go!
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