My gluten free birthday goodies

It was my birthday at the weekend and I turned the big 29! Apart from a few grey hairs sprouting here and there, and my neck and chin looking a bit dodgy when I take selfies at certain angles, I have been trying my best to embrace birthdays! I received some very nice little treats for my birthday, so I thought I would share a few of them!

Carrot Cake in a Microwave

I have never made a cake in a microwave before and was intrigued by how my carrot cake in a microwave would turn out! This carrot cake was very moist and incredibly delicious! I was a little unsure about making a cake this way, but I think it turned out pretty well!

Easter Simnel Cake

It’s Easter Bank Holiday Weekend! I decided to make a traditional British Easter Cake for my Easter celebrations. It is called Simnel cake. Simnel cake is a light fruit cake made at Easter, originally made for the middle Sunday of Lent. It is usually made with 11 marzipan balls to represent the apostles, excluding Judas. This easter simnel cake has been adapted from Mary Berry’s recipe! Enjoy!

A cake in a tin by Chacon Cakes!

I was lucky enough to receive a cake in a tin last week from a company called Chacon Cakes, who are based in South West London. All cakes are made in a completely gluten free environment and the company specialises in making beautiful mini cakes, that you can create yourself too. I chose to have a chocolate cake base, with the first filling of vanilla cream and the second filling with chocolate ganache. The topping was white chocolate.