Finding Nemo Gluten Free Choc Chip Cupcakes

Sunday 18 September 2016

Finding Nemo Gluten Free Choc Chip Cupcakes

Gluten Free Finding Nemo Choc Chip Cupcakes

Gluten Free Vanilla Choc Chip Finding Nemo Cupcakes

It was my nephews 4th birthday so I had to make something special for him. His birthday cake was not gluten free so I decided to make some cupcakes for those of us with a gluten intolerance.

He is mad about the ocean and loves the Octonauts so naturally he loves everything about Finding Nemo.

Browsing on eBay I found some Finding Nemo cupcake holders and edible cupcake toppers (made from rice paper and edible ink) perfect! (Unfortunately the toppers were a bit flimsy and as you can see from the photos they curled up but that didn't stop the kids from gobbling them up.)

Then I found a great gluten free vanilla cupcake recipe. I thought it was a bit dull so decided to add choc chips. 

These were more popular with the kids then the cake was. Some of the kids are incredibly fussy eaters. Now that is success!

Gluten Free Choc Chip Cupcakes

Cup Cake Ingredients
1/2 cup (125g) olive oil margarine at room temperature
2/3 cup raw sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup plain gluten free flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup lactose free milk
1/2 cup milk choc chips

Vanilla Frosting Ingredients
1 cup pure icing sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil margarine
1/4 cup lactose free milk
1/2 cup milk choc chips

12 Finding Nemo edible cupcake toppers

Cupcake Method
1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F.
2. Line your cupcake tin with cupcake holders.
3. Whip butter and sugar together with an electric beater until light and fluffy.
4. Add eggs, beating well between each addition.
5. Sift in flour, baking powder and soda and stir until combined.
6. Then add vanilla and milk.
7. Finally stir in choc chips until combined. 
8. Divide batter evenly between each cupcake.
9. Bake cupcakes for 12-15 minutes.
10. Remove from oven, cool in pan 5 minutes then transfer to cooling rack to cool completely ready for frosting.

Frosting Method
1. In a medium sized bowl sift icing sugar.
2. Next start with 1 tablespoon margarine and half the milk.
3. Stir until you get a nice thick white icing. Keep adding more margarine and milk until the consistency is right. Keep some extra icing sugar close by in case you need to add some more.
 4. Cover each cupake with a Finding Nemo topper then decorate with choc chips.

Original recipe from  Gluten Free Gigi


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