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Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Spider Chocolate Cake Squares


It's Halloween Week and I'm sharing with you a creepy but delicious recipe to celebrate. These Spooky Spider Chocolate Cake Squares are a great sweet treat to make for a Halloween party and they're so much fun to bake with children.

They're entirely gluten, dairy, egg and soy free but are pure indulgence with a soft, rich chocolate cake sponge, creamy pumpkin & orange icing and sweet date ball spider on the top! These Halloween cakes are easy to make too and are bound to impress anyone that visits over the Halloween period.


The chocolate cake square is made using buckwheat flour (a naturally gluten free flour) and an ingredient that may sound a little strange but trust me....chickpeas. Yep, chickpeas blending together with the buckwheat flour, some cacao powder, creamy cashew butter, sweet maple syrup, rich coconut sugar, coconut oil and almond milk creates a cakey, delicious texture of dreams! The chickpeas add a texture but not a taste to these cake squares - they simple absorb all the other flavours beautifully. Plus, they add a protein kick and help you feel super full after one of these tasty squares.


The orange frosting is made using cashews, maple syrup, a little coconut oil, pumpkin puree and orange zest for a bright orange colour and zesty taste that goes so well with the rich chocolate sponge.

The little spider on top of each cake is essentially a mini energy ball made from ground almonds, oats, medjool dates, cacao powder and coconut oil and the legs are simply dark chocolate!





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