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I’ve had a lovely day today - sun is shining and I have been having my own little mini bake off in our kitchen, popping together cakes ready for Neil to take into work for the Macmillan coffee morning tomorrow.
So chuffed to be able to get involved with such a great cause which is very close to my heart. And of course, its lovely to know that anybody who has to follow a gluten free diet will be able to have a cake at the coffee morning too!!
When I was thinking of what to bake I decided to go for individual cakes in their own little cases as felt it would reduce the risk of cross contamination, as no cutting required!! And, although I thought about making something a bit different, I ended up going for the basic sponge cake and really chocolatey muffin recipes, as they are nice and easy to pop together, and you get great results every time!
I love the Juvela Gluten free White Mix for my cakes, as the results are always fabulous!
In case you are avoiding other ingredients in addition to gluten, Juvela also have the Gluten free Harvest Mix, which is suitable for anyone following a wheat and milk free diet.
(This recipe below will make 12 large muffins. But I halved the recipe on this occasion as I wanted room to add the chocolate fudge icing)
Again, good old Betty Crocker helped me out with their delicious *vanilla buttercream style icing (indicates gf on tub). It’s a really good product and the perfect texture to pipe with – and teamed up with the disposal piping bags (which I recently discovered, and love) can create quite a professional looking finish with no mess!!
I found these great *sprinkles that are gluten free and little *sugared animals to top of my cupcakes and thought they looked rather jolly!
So, there we go, that’s me with my cakes, all ready for Neil to take into work for the World’s biggest coffee morning…hope it raises lots of pennies!!!!!
Thank you, Macmillan Nurses, for everything you do. You are Amazing❤️
*Check this product out to ensure no gluten containing ingredients or ‘may contain’ warnings. If in doubt leave it out!