Hi and welcome back.
I don’t know about you, but I simply love the run up to Easter. It combines with the start of Spring so I just have the feelings of new beginnings.
There are baby rabbits and deers in the woodlands, the days are getting longer so it is no longer totally dark when I am commuting to work. That and the flowers are starting to bloom so it is no longer grey and miserable outside, just brings me a sense of joy.
As a child, what I remember most about Easter is making cornflake cakes with my mum. It was something I looked forward to each year; and not only because I enjoyed eating the mixture from the bowl while mum was trying to fill the cupcake cases. Sorry mum!
This Easter I wanted to share my gluten free version with you. I hope you enjoy making these and I know they will be a hit with children young and old – my work colleagues devoured them when I took a batch in. C. -x-
Gluten free Cornflake Nest Cakes
My Gluten Free Easter Cornflake Nest Cakes
- Glass bowl and saucepan to melt the chocolate.
- 12 case cupcake tray.
- 100 g milk chocolate
- 100 g mini eggs
- 75 g gluten free cornflakes
- 25 g cooking butter
- 20 ml golden syrup
- Heat a saucepan on a low heat until just simmering.
- Break the chocolate into cubes and add to a glass bowl.
- Add the glass bowl to the saucepan of water and heat until the chocolate fully melts.
- Once the chocolate starts to melt, add the butter and stir continuously until fully dissolved.
- Remove the chocolate mixture from the heat and add the golden syrup, stirring to combine.
- Slowly, add the chocolate mixture to the cornflakes and stir to fully mix.
- Spoon into individual cupcake cases and add 3 mini eggs to decorate.
- Leave to cool for 30 minutes to set.
- It is best to melt the chocolate in a glass bowl over a saucepan compared to a microwave where it is more likely to burn.
- Drizzle extra melted chocolate over Cornflake Nest Cakes to help the decorations set.
- Look on the coeliac.org.uk website to check for gluten free Easter treats.
There you go, a perfect treat for Easter! I hope you enjoy this recipe. If you re-create this recipe, please let me know by tagging me on Instagram using #livingcoeliac or by sharing photos directly to my Facebook page. Let me know what other gluten free recipes you would like to see.
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