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‘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.

104 Comments

  1. Rachel Butterworth
    29/11/2016 / 12:44 am

    The Guess the Flag family table game.

    • Mel
      Author
      29/11/2016 / 11:57 am

      Oh, I didn’t even spot that one!

  2. Jodie A Harvey
    29/11/2016 / 9:24 pm

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

  3. Claire Jones
    30/11/2016 / 9:24 am

    Chocolate fondant looks amazing!

  4. Steph at Mental Parentals
    30/11/2016 / 11:55 am

    The Penguin baby gift set is adorable x

  5. Rich Tyler
    02/12/2016 / 3:00 am

    The Giraffe Tea Towel 🙂

  6. Sam Goodwin
    02/12/2016 / 4:58 pm

    Reusable colouring tablecloth, perhaps the space one!

  7. Lynsey Buchanan
    03/12/2016 / 12:56 am

    I would choose the Organic chocolate fondant baking mix – Marlette

  8. modzy78
    03/12/2016 / 1:05 am

    The guess the flag game would be quite fun.

  9. Mary-Kate
    03/12/2016 / 2:56 pm

    Gluten-free organic chocolate fondant baking mix – Marlette

    Sounds fab! Looks safe for Isabelle too!! xx

    • Mel
      Author
      04/12/2016 / 9:23 pm

      It’s really yummy!

  10. Hannah Wood
    03/12/2016 / 11:13 pm

    Chocolate fondont baking kit.

  11. Gemma Cook
    03/12/2016 / 11:28 pm

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

  12. carole nott
    04/12/2016 / 11:05 am

    i would choose the chocolate fondant mix

  13. laurenold1995
    04/12/2016 / 1:50 pm

    Gluten free chocolate fondant baking mix

  14. jo liddement
    05/12/2016 / 9:13 am

    The 2 in 1 Tea towel – Fox

  15. AnnaH
    05/12/2016 / 2:40 pm

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

  16. Kim Styles
    05/12/2016 / 3:38 pm

    I would buy the Organic breakfast bread baking mix – Marlette

  17. Charlotte Burford
    05/12/2016 / 4:05 pm

    Organic Chocolate Fondant Mix! Delicious

  18. Rebecca Howells
    05/12/2016 / 5:39 pm

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

  19. 05/12/2016 / 7:56 pm

    Organic chocolate fondant baking mix – Marlette

  20. Adeinne Tonner
    05/12/2016 / 8:28 pm

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

  21. Sarah Wilson
    05/12/2016 / 10:26 pm

    The Guess the flag family table game.

    • Mel
      Author
      05/12/2016 / 11:27 pm

      I’ve not seen this one. Will have to get it too!

  22. Tracy Hanson
    05/12/2016 / 10:47 pm

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

  23. jamie Millard
    05/12/2016 / 11:01 pm

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

    • Mel
      Author
      05/12/2016 / 11:27 pm

      It’s cute, isn’t it?

      • jamie millard
        05/12/2016 / 11:59 pm

        sure is

  24. francesca jones
    06/12/2016 / 12:29 am

    I’d chooze the Fox tea towel

  25. robyn297
    06/12/2016 / 1:54 am

    Organic breakfast bread baking mix and guess the flag game

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