CHOCOLATE CRANBERRY CHRISTMAS MINI CAKES (VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE, NUT-FREE)

December 4, 2018

This is another gluten-free, vegan, and nut-free recipe from our collaboration with Nirvana Cakery

 

These simple cakes that aren’t complicated to make and they look great on a festive table.

 

Ingredients:

 

Cake:

  • 3/4 cup brown rice flour (110g)

  • 1/2 cup quinoa flour (60g)

  • 1/4 cup arrowroot (30g)

  • 1/4 cup cacao powder (30g)

  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • ½tsp baking powder

  • pinch of sea salt

  • 1/3 cup maple syrup (80ml)

  • 1/3 cup olive oil (80ml)

  • 1/4 cup aquafaba (60ml)

  • 2tsp apple cider vinegar

  • 1tsp vanilla

 

Cranberry chia jam:

  • 1 cup cranberries (100g)

  • 1/4 cup orange juice (60ml)

  • little orange zest

  • 1tbsp maple syrup

  • small cinnamon stick (optional)

  • 1tbsp chia seeds

Coating

  • 3.5oz Amore di Mona couverture chocolat speciale (2 cubes) (100g)

  • fresh or dried cranberries

 

 

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F

  • Line 9" x 9" baking tin with baking paper.

  • In a large bowl whisk together brown rice flour, quinoa flour, arrowroot, cacao, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

  • In a small bowl whisk together maple syrup, olive oil, aquafaba, apple cider vinegar, vanilla and rice milk.

  • Add the wet mix to the dry mix and mix until well combined. The mix should be pourable, but not too thin consistency.

  • Pour the mix into the prepared dish and smooth out the top.

  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until a cocktail stick comes out clean.

  • Remove from the oven once ready and leave to cool down before carefully removing from the tin.

  • Place onto a flat surface and using 2" round cutter carefully cut out shapes. You should end up with 11-12 shapes.

  • Sandwich 2 together with a generous dollop of cranberry jam.

  • Gently melt the chocolate in a double boiler or microwave and pour over top of the cakes gently smoothing out the chocolate to drip over the edge.

  • Decorate with fresh cranberries.

  • To make the cranberry jam place cranberries, orange juice, maple syrup and cinnamon stick into a pot and gently heat for about 10 min until cranberries have popped and are soft. Remove the cinnamon stick and mash the cranberries with a fork until smooth. Stir in chia seeds and leave to cool down for a bit before transferring into fridge to set.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

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