Spiced Chocolate Mug Cake

Need a treat in a hurry? It takes just 1 minute to cook this chocolate cake in the microwave. It is gluten free and also sugar free as it is made with Jim Jams No Added Sugar Chocolate Spread.

  • 4 tbsp gluten free self raising flour
  • 2 tbsp sweetener
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1tbsp Jim Jams chocolate spread
  • Good sprinkle of mixed spiceDSCN5232DSCN5238

Melt the Jim Jams in your favourite mug for a few seconds. Add the
milk and egg to the mug and whisk with a fork until combined. Fold in the flour, sweetener, and mixed spice. Microwave for 1 minute (800 watts) or until a skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes before eating straight from the mug or tipping out onto a plate. Serve with another dollop of Jim Jams for an extra special treat.


Grain free Mocha cake



This Grain Free Mocha Cake from Fabulously Free From is amazing. It’s wonderfully moist and fudgy with a really rich chocolate taste. Mike said it is the best cake I’ve ever made so many thanks to Fabulously Free From for the recipe. Give it a try – you won’t believe that it’s gluten free, grain free, dairy free, and refined sugar free!

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Grain free chocolate cake is a family favourite. Served with extra thick cream it makes a delicious pudding. Today I thought I would make a mocha version. hope you like it.


Mocha cake –

150g ground almonds

40g cacao powder ( I use BonPom )

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

3 eggs

1 1/2 cups of dates stones removed , approximately fill a 1 pint jug with dates

1/2 cup  ( 100ml ) of fresh strong coffee – from soaking dates

2 tbsp melted unsalted butter ( or 2 tbsp melted coconut oil )


pre heat oven 165c


put the halved dates in a pint jug and fill to the top with freshly made coffee

leave for 10 mins

put dates in a blender with 1/2 cup( 100ml ) of the coffee soaking liquid

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Vegan Chocolate Mousse

dscn5121This chocolate mousse is very rich and delicious; you wouldn’t believe that it’s dairy free, vegan and has no refined sugar. The best thing about it is you only need 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to make it!

Makes 3-4

  • 2 avocados, peeled and stone removed
  • 8 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 6 tbsp maple syrup
  • 120ml almond milk

Simply place all the ingredients in a food processor and blitz for 4 or 5 minutes, scrapping down the sides every now and again, until smooth. Spoon the mousse into glasses and chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.


Vegan Fig Rolls

I used to adore fig rolls but they seem to be the only biscuit where there is no free from version. So I’ve created my own version which tastes even better than how I remember shop-bought fig rolls. Not only does it taste better, it’s also far healthier than shop-bought versions, because this recipe is vegan, gluten free, and refined sugar free.


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Energy Balls

Energy balls are a really quick, convenient, and healthy snack and this recipe only requires 4 ingredients. These energy balls are soft and sweet and make a tasty snack. They’re gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and free from refined sugars.


Makes 12

  • 175g soft pitted dates
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 50g mixed nuts
  • 50g oats

Simply weigh out the ingredients and place them in your food processor. Blend for a few minutes the ingredients combine into a sticky ball. Tear off chunks of the doughy mixture and roll into balls. Store in the fridge.


Raw Raspberry and Vanilla Cheesecake


The other half requested a cheesecake instead of a traditional birthday cake this year so I created this vegan, gluten free, and refined sugar free version. It was the first time I’ve used soaked cashews as a cheesecake substitute and I was seriously impressed with the results. The texture, although different from normal cheesecake, was pleasingly creamy and satisfying and the chocolate nut base worked really well with the vanilla and raspberry flavours. The cheesecake was also surprisingly simple to make, you just need to remember to soak the cashew nuts for 2-4 hours before making the cheesecake and freeze it for 4-5 hours or overnight before serving. If you’re looking for a luxurious vegan dessert then this is the perfect recipe for you.

Makes 1 large or 2 mini cheesecakes

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The best choc chip peanut butter (chickpea!) cookies 


Don’t you just love it when you discover an interesting and unusual new recipe and you realise you already have the ingredients you need and a spare hour or two to bake! I’ve just made these amazing chickpea cookies minus the chocolate coating and substituting the cacao nibs for sultanas. These gluten free, vegan wonders are really tasty and you seriously cannot tell it’s made from chickpeas. They’re so simple to make, just throw all the ingredients together in a food processor. If you’re looking for a guilt free gluten free treat, give this recipe from Mrs Hollingsworth’s blog a try.



Did you ever watch Sesame Street when you were little? Well I hope so, because if you didn’t then this little blurb is going to be lost on you, so feel free to skip down to the ingredients if you like. Back to the Street – I often feel like as an adult, I morph between Sesame Street’s characters on a daily basis like nobody’s business; some days I’m a happy-go-lucky Elmo, other days (particularly at certain times of the month) I will admit to having my Oscar the Grouch moments, and then there are the times when I turn into the Cookie Monster, and there’s only one thing that will satisfy my cravings. 

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Coconut Muffins grain free

This is a lovely recipe from Fabulously Free From. I made these cakes to take round to a friend’s house and they were hit! They were amazed that the cakes were gluten free, grain free, dairy free and refined sugar free. They’re light and moist and taste sweet from the coconut milk. Give this recipe a try, you won’t be disappointed!

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I was looking to make a light spongy cake that could be made grain free and dairy free , these are delicious!


I’ve made these twice now in a hotter oven 200c. But think they would be better at 180c as mine caught slightly on top.

They really are very light and were enjoyed by the family.

Coconut Muffins

Recipe –

300g ground almonds

pinch salt

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

2 large eggs

1 tin coconut milk ( use 300ml of the thick cream inside and a little of the coconut water )

1 tsp vanilla essence

4 tbsp honey

Topping of your choice – I used low sugar jam and strawberries


pre heat fan oven to 180c

put all the dry ingredients in the bowl, the ground almonds , salt and bicarbonate of soda

add the beaten eggs, honey and vanilla

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