5/12/2017

280 Bakes : Bristol's Best Cupcakes #CoeliacAwarenessWeek

Hands up if you like cakes, now keep your hands up if you can't just walk into any bakery and pick one up. I'm not going to lie, my heart breaks every time I see Mr. B pick up the best looking muffin I have ever seen.

So this week is #CoeliacAwarenessWeek which I am sure you all know, coeliac disease is an intolerance to gluten. Gluten can be found in wheat, barley, and rye. The most shocking thing about coeliac disease affects 1 in 100 of us and only 24% have been diagnosed! Up until a few years ago, I was in the 76% that had no idea. I thought being exhausted all day every day was just part of modern life.




Now let me tell you something, you have no idea pretty much everything you love has gluten in it until you get told you can't have it anymore. This is where 280 Bakes come in, the gave me some cupcakes to try and guys, it is a game changer.

I am talking about chocolate gluten free and vegan cupcakes. You did not misread that either. I will be honest with you, I don't follow a vegan diet just a gluten free one but guys, seriously I didn't realise vegan food tasted so good.

I will be getting another post up next week just about the company with all their details for you so you can check them out but this post is all about the good stuff,  in other words, talk about the cake, Cece!




So these cupcakes are made with avocado rather than the usual eggs and butter. Who knew that was even a thing you could do! I'm honestly surprised how moist and squishy they were. You can tell a good cake by their squishiness!


After one bite you knew these weren't just chocolate cakes, you knew there was something else in the mixture, but you just couldn't tell what. It gave it the right amount of flavoring without it being too overpowering with avocado.

On a side note as there is avocado in there does this make them healthy cakes?! I'm going to go with that anyway.

I honestly loved the frosting on these cupcakes, I am not normally a frosting person, I find the majority far too sweet. I end up screwing my face whilst I try to eat them. These ones, however, were beautiful, it was creamy and sweet but the balance was just right. I would happily just eat the frosting on its own. It was a bit strange finding a cake without the ridiculously OTT topping, I'm so used to just scrapping it off, I nearly did it with these!

The little jigsaw details are adorable too, and of course 100% tasty. 




I gave Mr. B a cake without telling him what they were. He just knew they were chocolate cakes, that's it. I didn't tell him they had no eggs or butter in until after so I could get his honest opinion. His verdict is.... 

He likes them! He could tell they were a little bit different but he couldn't put his finger on it! He is a fussy eater so you know things are good if you have his stamp of approval.

Moral of the story. 280 Bakes have the best gluten free cakes I have ever tried. Even better when they are locally made. Check out Louise's fabulous company here