Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Free from Chocolate Brownies with a twist

I recently agreed to take part in Amanda Bootes #letsgetfoodiechallenge and the first challenge was to make your best chocolate recipe.  Now this was rather a challenge for me as I don't really make anything chocolatey as it makes me ill.  I do still occasionally make chocolate brownies, I have gotten used to making them gluten free, so now I decided to try making them lactose free and sugar free too, only I'd run out of honey so I decided to try and make them using stevia, this was the recipe I used:


               225g lactose free butter

               1 cup of stevia

               4 eggs

              70g cocoa powder

              225g gluten free self raising flour

              Lactose free milk


            Whisk your butter until really creamy.

            Add the stevia and whisk some more.

            Add the eggs one at a time, beating in between each one.

            Combine your flour and cocoa powder, then add to the mix. 

            If you mix is a little thick, add some milk to thin it out. 

             Grease a cake tin and pour your batter in. Bake at gas mark 4 for 25 minutes. 


           Because stevia is very sweet I used half the amount of stevia by volume than sugar and I added more cocoa than usual and so these were quite grown up brownies, consequently the little two weren't keen and so I will probably ice them to sweeten them up. I found the stevia left a strange after taste in my mouth and I'm not sure I'll bake with it again. 

I would love to hear how you all get on using sugar substitutes, but think I'll stick to using honey and maple syrup for now. 

Lupin Girl x

I've linked this post to Twinkly Tuesday's



  1. I never got the hang of baking with Stevia either. Maybe you could try a fudgy brownie sweetened with dates.

  2. +SissyWitch thank you for answering my query, I have never thought of using dates! Do you have a link to a recipe that you use?
    Thank you again for your help
    Lupin Girl x

  3. I haven't baked with Stevia before. I do need to start looking for some dessert recipes that are sugar free for my husband.

  4. +PamelaBarton There are some lovely recipes using honey or maple syrup, but I won't use Stevia again, it leaves a funny taste in your mouth :(
    Lupin Girl x

  5. Seriously, this is the second chcolate cake feature I have read in a row! You are all making me soooo want chocolate! This looks delicious and fab that it's a free from version. I've never used a sugar substitute...I'm all about the sugar hehe! Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

    1. +Mummascribbles sorry! I hope you managed to get some chocolate lol It's always a pleasure linking up :)

      Lupin Girl x