Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Gluten Free Chocolate Strawberry Bites

This is an Easter activity that I have combined with www.whatcanieat.com.au, to think of fun Easter ideas, with this idea, you simply replace the strawberries with easter eggs to make a very cool and home made Easter treat!

Chocolate Strawberry Balls

6 eggs
1 heaped tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. bicarb soda
200g almond meal or ground almonds
250g caster sugar
60g of cocoa
1 1/2 punnets of strawberries
Slug of Baileys (to your liking)
1 block of milk chocolate
100g unsalted butter
1/2 punnet or more of strawberries (for decoration)
Easter Eggs

Preheat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius. Cut strawberries in half and put in food processor with Baileys until blended through and cut into small pieces. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until ingredients is combined. Now this is the part where you must grease the 20cm spring form cake tin and use baking paper and bake for 1 hour. Let the cake cool before removing. If you want to do the smaller delightful strawberry chocolate balls, remove the cake from the tin, while still warm, the cake will fall apart. Break the cake into smaller pieces, place in a bowl cover with cling wrap and put in the fridge. Get our your patty cake holders and roll the cake mix into small balls and place inside the cup cake holder. Melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave, checking at 30 second intervals, and stirring each time. Add the melted chocolate and butter and top with a small section of a strawberry, or Easter egg, you might like to alternate to create something rather cool! Repeat with remaining mixture. I think this is a delightful way to ensure such a rich cake, in small bite size portions. The only problem is, you are more likely to go back for seconds and thirds! If you do make it as a whole cake, I would cut strawberries in half and decorate around the side of the cake after using the chocolate and butter to make a delicious ganache icing

I hope you enjoy this cake and the original recipe was part of a  wonderful Blog Hop, hosted by the Hungry Australian. Remember you can find me on Twitter @MMOAGFL. The lovely Jennifer at Delicieux is running a great comp to win an awesome set of Kitchen appliances, just head to her website to enter!


Bizzy Lizzy's Good Things said...

That's the spirit!! Well done.

Mishaps and Mayhem of a Gluten Free Life said...

Thanks! I was determined to salvage something out of the cake. It tasted 2 good 2 waste! And the extra effort was well worth it!

Christina @ The Hungry Australian said...

Good on you for using your ingenuity to come up with some great cake bites. These look fantastic - no-one would ever imagine that they were a 'mistake'. I think you have to have to be quite resilient to be an good cook - otherwise the inevitable baking disasters would have you sobbing in your tea towel! Well done and so glad you joined this bloghop!

Mishaps and Mayhem of a Gluten Free Life said...

Thanks Christina for the support! I appreciate it. I have joined the last 2 blog hops and was so excited about this one I have another recipe which will b up soon. Thanks for hosting this great blog hop!

Jennifer A. Wickes said...

oooo! My husband's stepmother would love these!!!

Mishaps and Mayhem of a Gluten Free Life said...

Jennifer they are delicious, I will definately make it this way again on purpose though! Thanks for your kind words!

Kyrstie @ A Fresh Legacy said...

I love that you keep going until you got a great outcome. Your little cakes look great. I am happy I found your blog,we like to eat GF and have a few friends who require GF so I know where to come for new recipes now.

Mishaps and Mayhem of a Gluten Free Life said...

Thanks for the compliments Kristie, I'm very stubborn and determined 2 make things work! I'm glad you have found my blog and are sharing it with friends! On my main home page is a competition I'm running to win a great e book, Good n Easy Eats, 2 enter u just log in if fb details or name n email n leave a comment or follow my blog 4 even more points there are other options 2, then click on I did this, it's that simple! I'd love to see someone like you win this great e book. Thanks again and I hope u enjoy more recipes and posts.