GLUTEN FREE VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKE {gluten, dairy, egg, nut & soy free, vegan}

This gluten free vegan chocolate cake will blow you away – with how it looks, how it tastes and how incredibly easy it is to prepare. No fuss, no weird fancy ingredients, only an hour of your time… and you’ve got yourself a decadent, gorgeous gluten free vegan cake. And the best thing: nobody could possibly guess that it contains no gluten, no eggs, no butter and no milk. Yes, it’s that good.

Gluten free vegan chocolate cake on a decorative glass cake stand, on a white surface with white background. Raspberries decorate the top of the cake, and are also positioned around the cake on the cake stand, and around the stand itself. Chocolate shavings complete the slightly rusting, beautiful vegan cake.

When it comes to vegan and/or gluten free baking, there’s this persistent belief that it’s the most complicated, difficult thing on the planet – borderline rocket science. 

The thing is: people like to complicate… pretty much everything… pretty much all the time. (And please note that this is coming from the – self-proclaimed – queen of over-complicating things.) Yes, baking without gluten, eggs, butter and milk can be daunting. But once you step over that initial hurdle (that’s only in your head anyway), it’s a piece of cake. Really. Really really. Pinky promise.

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GLUTEN FREE TIRAMISU CAKE {gluten, nut & soy free}

This gluten free tiramisu cake is a celebration of the best chocolate + coffee dessert out there: the one and only tiramisu. With fluffy gluten free genoise sponge generously soaked with coffee and a super pretty ombre mascarpone buttercream frosting, this gluten free layer cake is every coffee lover’s dream.

The gluten free tiramisu cake is placed on a white plate, which sits on top of two more decorative plates - a pink and a grey one. A slice has been cut and is the process of being removed with a pretty antique cake server. A pretty lace napkin is on the right side next to it, and a antique coffee cup and sauces are in the foreground.

So… I kinda love chocolate. Really really love chocolate.

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CARAMEL STUFFED WHITE CHOCOLATE CAKE TRUFFLES {gluten, nut & soy free}

These caramel stuffed white chocolate cake truffles are the perfect gluten free party dessert (even if it’s a party of one). Ridiculously pretty, dangerously delicious and super easy to make, there’s nothing not to love about these cake truffles!

Caramel stuffed white chocolate cake truffles, decorated with gold star sprinkles, are arranged in an elegant long stemmed glass. One of the cake truffles has had a bite taken out of it, exposing the decadent caramel centre and the dense cake pop-like mixture surrounding it.

Cake truffles are my kryptonite. The dense, smooth texture, the blending together of the cake and the frosting into one glorious, slightly sticky but always dangerously delicious mess… Just thinking about them makes me all warm and fuzzy and hungry. Excuse me while I go gobble up about five of them.

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SURPRISE INSIDE CHRISTMAS TREE CAKE {gluten, nut & soy free, dairy free option}

This Christmas tree cake may look intimidating, but is actually super easy to make! A surprise inside cake that takes a simple loaf cake and transforms it into a work of art – and with no fuss or fancy equipment! This is the simple, yet impressive, Christmas dessert recipe everyone should have up their sleeves.

A front view of the surprise inside Christmas tree cake, with a few slices having been cut. The yellow batter envelops the Grinch green central Christmas tree pattern. White sprayed pinecones and candy canes provide the Christmas atmosphere.

This cake is like a ninja – perfectly ordinary on the outside and then you cut into it and WOWZA: there’s a Christmas tree in each slice!

As with many of my recipes, this one has come about because I’ve seen something vaguely similar… somewhere… and remembered the process… approximately. So, of course, I simply had to try it myself. Plus, it’s a pattern INSIDE a loaf cake. It’s fun! (And “it’s fun” is always the best reason to bake something.)

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