CHOCOLATE-COVERED RASPBERRY HI-HAT CUPCAKES {gluten, nut & soy free}

Making these chocolate-covered raspberry hi-hat cupcakes is like creating art. A thin, gently crunchy dark chocolate shell covers a fluffy cloud that is the raspberry-flavoured marshmallow meringue, and moist gluten free chocolate cupcakes complete what is essentially a piece of cupcake heaven.

Chocolate-covered raspberry hi-hat cupcake with a partially unwrapped cupcake liner in the foreground. More hi-hat gluten free chocolate cupcakes and frozen raspberries are in the background.

You know those days when everything that could go wrong does go wrong? When an important e-mail ends up in the junk folder, a request is denied and a friend is feeling poorly in a really scary way? Yeah, it’s been one of those days. 

I don’t deal well with days like that. I don’t deal well with stress in general. I bet I’m not the only one – more like one among many. Writing helps. Putting thoughts to paper, just getting it all out of your system. Baking, too. Being productive in that most delicious of ways. And breathing. Important, that one. Breathe in. Breathe out. Listen to a song that reminds you that what’s happened… happened and it’s not the end of the world. Breathe.

And it’s really really not the end of the world. I know it may sometimes feel like that… but it really isn’t. Just breathe. We’re okay.

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THE ULTIMATE GLUTEN FREE BROWNIES {gluten, nut & soy free}

These gluten free brownies have it all: the fudgy, gooey centre, the intense chocolate flavour and the most perfect shiny, crackly top. This easy fail-proof recipe only takes half an hour from start to finish, making these gluten free brownies the perfect mid-week (or midnight) treat.

A stack of three fudgy, gooey gluten free brownies with a crackly top, one on top of the other, on a white wooden surface. A full milk bottle and more brownies are blurry in the background.

If you had to choose only one dessert to eat for the rest of your life – what would you pick?

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

Pure chocolate bliss in every single bite – these gluten free vegan chocolate cupcakes are bound to become everyone’s favourite. They look amazing, taste spectacular, and are super easy and quick to make! Plus, you couldn’t possibly guess that they contain no gluten, no dairy and no eggs!

A gluten free vegan chocolate cupcake with partially removed cupcake liner is in the foreground, with more gluten free vegan cupcakes in the background. The surface and background are very light, almost white, with extra dark chocolate sprinkles on the surface.

There’s something terribly charming about dark, almost fudgy chocolate cupcakes, topped with a small mountain of swirly, fluffy chocolate frosting. It’s basically chocolate on chocolate… with even more chocolate in the form of dark chocolate sprinkles.

Yes, I’ve just used the word chocolate SIX TIMES in only one paragraph. This will be a chocolatey post, folks. The chocolatey post – with a chocolatey recipe for gluten free vegan chocolate cupcakes.

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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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