Saturday, November 2, 2013

Trick and treat at the same time!

Each year since we moved to this part of the world, I am really enjoying watching the children having some good giggles around the Halloween time.
I must admit I did not grow up with it but It seems like, it sparkles a sense of fun in the house and this is really fun! :)
Plus, every year, I collect a quick little portrait of the make up and costume, it will be fun looking back over those later.

I have been experimenting baking with alternative sweetener lately, my first attempt was with the granola.
So Halloween was the perfect excuse for another experiment right?!

I got a bit cheeky, I had to did I :)

I prepared some beetroot, raw cocoa cupcakes  (GF , very low cane sugar)

Now there is NO WAY my children would have happily eaten those cup cakes if they knew there was some beetroot inside :) hehe I would have got the big "Ewwww"!!

But non :) instead they liked them, so shhhhhhh I hope they never read this post!! :)

Do you like my cake toppers :)

Well the cakes were quite nice, but the marshmallow frosting a complete miss, so I won't share the recipe :)!!

Just in case you want to give it a go ?!

 I put together:

  • 2 small beetroot (pre coocked and cold)
  • 1/4 cup of rice oil
  • 1/4 cup of LSA
  • 1 cup of Self Raising GF flour (I used the Whitewings brand)
  • 4 tablespoon of raw cacao
  • 100 g melted 85% cocoa Chocolate (Lindt extra dark chocolate that contains some sugar, so you could substitute to sugar free chocolate)
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of Xylitol (You may want to add more if you like extra sweetness...I imagine any alternative sweetener might work?)

Blend the oil and beetroot into a puree
mix with xylitol, eggs, cocoa, almond milk, melted chocolate.
Add dry ingredients mix well and pour into baking tray with little wrappers.

Bake for ~18 min at 180 degrees Celsius.

Sandrine x


  1. Hi There! Found you from the blogging your way class. I'm looking forward to diving deeper into your posts. Your pictures are fantastic.

    1. Hello Johanna Thank you very much for your kind comment :)
      I could not find your blog link I will have to look for you on the forum now!

  2. hi there, love your blog! just came across from blogging your way, seems not many of us are from Australia!