‘Free From’ Fondant au Chocolat Mix for Jumpy’s Birthday

The girls fancied chocolate cake one afternoon, but I had a ton of things to do: accounts (yuck!), cleaning (phooey), but after the girls mentioned chocolate, I could not shake the idea off that little brain of mine.

I had to have chocolate cake, but our cupboards were bare so I did something very naughty: I went in Jumpy’s stash of ‘free from’ food and dug out a ‘Fondant au Chocolat’ mix. My friend Hélène who blogs at ‘Croque-Maman’ had sent it for my little girl’s birthday. It was 3 days before her birthday? Oops! Luckily, Hélène had sent a couple of mixes. No-one would ever know…


Making 'free from' gooey chocolate cake couldn't be easier with this 'fondant au chocolat' mix. www.lecoindemel.com

I am not a fan of gluten-free cakes (unless I make them), but Hélène’s fondant mix looked like my kind of cake, so we gave it a go. All the ingredients we needed were the cake mix, butter and eggs. Since Jumpy cannot have eggs, we made chia eggs.

Making 'free from' gooey chocolate cake couldn't be easier with this 'fondant au chocolat' mix. www.lecoindemel.com

All we had to do was melting butter, adding our chia eggs, stirring and baking. Quick. Easy. Perfect when you are craving chocolate.

Jumpy did it all and she was pretty pleased with herself. Look at that cheeky face!

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The first time we were made this cake and we stuck to the recipe (apart from the eggs), but the dough looked like the liquid to dry ingredients ratio was not quite right and it took about 30 minutes to cook instead of 10. It still tasted lovely. The chia eggs could be to blame, although they normally work just fine as straight egg replacers.

When Jumpy requested the same cake again for her birthday, I decided to use a smaller cake tin (20cm) and add a couple of heaped tablespoons of plain ‘free from’ flour to the dough and it turned out looking perfect and tasting delicious. We used round cookie cutters to take mini fondants to Willows Farm for her birthday party with her best friend.

Making 'free from' gooey chocolate cake couldn't be easier with this 'fondant au chocolat' mix. www.lecoindemel.com

She was proud to offer us all cake she had made herself and even more happy that it was yummy cake she was allowed to eat as well!

Making 'free from' gooey chocolate cake couldn't be easier with this 'fondant au chocolat' mix. www.lecoindemel.com

The organic baking mix was developed on Île de Ré in France and only the finest ingredients make it to Marlette’s mixes. The dark chocolate in high in cacao (60%). It is also Fair Trade, and so is the brown sugar used in the recipe. The ‘free from’ flour blend used in the recipe contains rice and tapioca flours, potato starch, as well as a touch of sea salt from Île de Ré.

Here is what my friend Cé thought: “Usually when Mel asks me to try free from cakes I am a bit apprehensive but these brownies looked good and…..they tasted even better!!! It’s the first time that I could not have guessed it was a free from treat. Truly scrumptious and enjoyed by both my 4 year old daughter and myself!”

Can you tell Cé is often my (unwilling) taste-tester?

Hélène has a lovely boutique online where she sells high quality French products and her motto is “to raise happy eaters, French style.” If you have not come across the online shop before, you will love it! I just bought another fondant mix (of course!) and a 2-in-1 tea towel & stuffed toy for Christmas. I asked her whether she would be happy for me to host a small giveaway so you could try the cake mix too, and she said “yes!”

You could win a £10 voucher for Croque-Maman Boutique

How to enter the giveaway:

Check the instructions in the form below.  You can pick and choose a range of ways in which to enter. The only one you must click on to get into the draw is the one asking you to leave a blog post comment. You must also leave a comment telling us what you would choose on Hélène’s boutique should you win the voucher.

Entries are open until 23.59 p.m. GMT time on 6 December 2016. Good luck!

Croque Maman

 Disclosure:
– The baking mixes were sent as presents from my friend Hélène, who blogs at Croque Maman and I asked her whether she would be happy for me to host a small giveaway. All opinions and photos are my own.
– The prize will be supplied directly by Croque Maman.
– The giveaway is open to UK residents over 18.

I have listed this giveaway on ThePrizeFinder, SuperLucky, Competition Database and Loquax.

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Comments

  1. Michaela Hannah says:

    I’d buy the fox toddler bib – gorgeous items!!

  2. kimneville1 says:

    Organic chocolate fondant baking mix – Marlette

  3. Me me me !! I want to win the children tableware set Panda!! Gorgeous colour and perfect for when I will start weaning Little Crapaud ?

  4. Susan lloyd says:

    I would love to try the chocolate fondant mix x

  5. Jennifer Toal says:

    I love the tiger tea towel

  6. Susan Hoggett (@susanhoggett) says:
  7. Elaine Savage says:

    I would choose the Marlette Gluten-free organic chocolate fondant baking mix

  8. Annie Brooks says:

    These looks absolutely delicious! Chocolate fondant ALL the way!

  9. Rachel Craig says:

    Not sure, as very little option for £10 approx.

  10. Kevin Honey says:

    I like the French toddler bib, organic cotton – Giraffe

  11. Lyndsey says:

    i would buy the lion tea towel

  12. Michelle Johnson says:

    I’d love a lion tea towel such such a unique product

  13. Katie skeoch says:

    The orangutan tableware set is lovely!

  14. kelly morgan says:

    organic chocolate fondant baking mix- marlette

  15. Lucy Carter says:

    I’d get the lion teatowel/ toy

  16. katesds says:

    The gluten free organic chocolate fondant baking mix

  17. lisa dolatowski says:

    I really love the Tiger drawstring bag!

  18. cheryl hadfield says:

    I love the lion tea towel

  19. Ruth Harwood says:

    The Giraffe tea towel and toy for my niece who is mad about giraffes!

  20. Victoria Prince says:

    That looks really yummy! It looks so yummy I think I would choose the Gluten-free organic chocolate fondant baking mix – Marlette so I could try it myself 🙂

  21. laura stewart says:

    Children’s tableware set, bamboo and organic cotton – Orangutan

  22. Hayley Fountain says:

    I would choose the Gluten-free organic chocolate fondant baking mix – Marlette x

  23. isis1981uk says:

    The Organic chocolate fondant baking mix – Marlette looks lush!

  24. fozia Akhtar says:

    I would love to try the fondant

  25. Solange says:

    I’d get the chocolate fondant baking mix.

  26. leanne w says:

    My boys love the tiger teatowel

  27. Margaret GALLAGHER says:

    Cant resist the chocolate findant organic baking mix
    Sounds delicious

  28. I’d put it towards the penguin bodysuit – very cute!

  29. Samantha O'D says:

    chocolate fondant baking mix would go down well with my chocolate obsessed 4 year old

  30. Natalie Crossan says:

    Love the penguin bodysuit x

  31. clairew137 says:

    Organic chocolate fondant baking mix – Marlette

  32. Diane Waugh says:

    The fox bib

  33. Chelsey Hollings says:

    Chocolate Fondant mix

  34. Pam Francis Gregory says:

    Baby gift set: organic cotton matching bodysuit, bib and suitcase – Penguin

  35. Joanna Coleshill says:

    The lion tea towel

  36. Jo Carroll says:

    I would put it towards buying their lovely Tiger Children’s drawstring goûter bag. x

  37. charlotte says:

    id buy the chocolate fondant kit 🙂

  38. clair downham says:

    the tiger teatowel

  39. Your little one is just so adorable… It is wonderful to have such cute taste testers 🙂
    Thank you so much Mel for your feature xxx

    • Thanks sweetie, she’s such a little sweetheart at the moment, telling me she loves me and I’m the best Mummy in the world (bless!). She melts my heart! It’s a real pleasure to feature the fondant kit on my little blog ma belle. x

  40. Lucy Major says:

    The chocolate fondant baking mix! Definitely 🙂

  41. Tee simpson says:

    Id choose the penguin bodysuit

  42. Angela McDonald says:

    I’d choose the Children’s drawstring goûter bag, organic cotton – Giraffe

  43. Katherine McDonald says:

    French toddler bib, organic cotton – Fox

  44. Tamsin Dean says:

    love the Children’s tableware set, bamboo and organic cotton – Orangutan

  45. Candyfloss says:

    I would go for the Organic Chocolate fondant baking kit.

  46. Lydia Graham says:

    I would get the Organic chocolate fondant baking mix as the children love baking

  47. Lorraine Stone says:

    2-in-1 tea towel & stuffed toy, organic cotton – Giraffe

  48. Joanna Kasznicki says:

    The childrens Tiger drawstring bag

  49. MANDY DOHERTY says:

    The Organic chocolate fondant baking mix – Marlette

  50. lindsay mchugh says:

    I would buy the gluten free chocolate fondante mix for my sister who has coeliacs 🙂

  51. Rachel Butterworth says:

    The Guess the Flag family table game.

  52. Jodie A Harvey says:

    2-in-1 tea towel & stuffed toy, organic cotton – Giraffe

  53. Claire Jones says:

    Chocolate fondant looks amazing!

  54. Steph at Mental Parentals says:

    The Penguin baby gift set is adorable x

  55. Rich Tyler says:

    The Giraffe Tea Towel 🙂

  56. Sam Goodwin says:

    Reusable colouring tablecloth, perhaps the space one!

  57. Lynsey Buchanan says:

    I would choose the Organic chocolate fondant baking mix – Marlette

  58. modzy78 says:

    The guess the flag game would be quite fun.

  59. Mary-Kate says:

    Gluten-free organic chocolate fondant baking mix – Marlette

    Sounds fab! Looks safe for Isabelle too!! xx

  60. Hannah Wood says:

    Chocolate fondont baking kit.

  61. Gemma Cook says:

    I would love to try the chocolate fondant baking mix.
    Thank you for running such a generous giveaway!

  62. carole nott says:

    i would choose the chocolate fondant mix

  63. laurenold1995 says:

    Gluten free chocolate fondant baking mix

  64. jo liddement says:

    The 2 in 1 Tea towel – Fox

  65. AnnaH says:

    Oooooh. The organic fig and apricot breakfast cake looks divine!

  66. Kim Styles says:

    I would buy the Organic breakfast bread baking mix – Marlette

  67. Charlotte Burford says:

    Organic Chocolate Fondant Mix! Delicious

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    Gluten-free organic chocolate fondant baking mix – Marlette looks delicious!

  69. Organic chocolate fondant baking mix – Marlette

  70. Adeinne Tonner says:

    If i was to win i would pick the gluten free organic chocolate fondant baking mix marlette

  71. Sarah Wilson says:

    The Guess the flag family table game.

  72. Tracy Hanson says:

    Gluten-free organic chocolate fondant baking mix – Marlette. Thanks for the chance.

  73. jamie Millard says:

    the tiger tea towel would be ace to get if i won the prize.

  74. francesca jones says:

    I’d chooze the Fox tea towel

  75. robyn297 says:

    Organic breakfast bread baking mix and guess the flag game

  76. Christine Hobbs says:

    I would buy a t towel probably the tiger one

  77. Johanne Currie says:

    Great prize

  78. mytwoblackdogs says:

    The Organic breakfast bread baking mix – we need a little treat for weekend brunches!

    Becca Barnes x

  79. Paula Cheadle says:

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  80. Hayley says:

    Awsesome

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    Chocolate fondant mix

  82. Joanna Ford says:

    I think the re-usable colouring in place mat set is a great idea!
    http://www.croque-maman.com/product/reusable-colouring-placemat-set-surf/

  83. claire croft says:

    HHHHHH THE CHOCOLATE FONDANT MIX LOOKS AMAZING!

  84. Adrian Bold says:

    Gluten-free organic chocolate fondant baking mix – Marlette

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