Mini G and I were invited to a friend’s house for a play date and I thought it would be nice to bring mini cupcakes for elevenses. Another friend of ours has a gluten intolerance, so I turned to Harry Eastwood’s Red Velvet and Chocolate Heartache as her recipes all feature the choice of using either rice flour for gluten free or plain flour for non gluten free.


Another brilliant feature of her recipes is that she substitutes various vegetables for butter. This particular one used butternut squash.

Butternut squash

cupcake batter

Mini cupcakes are perfect for elevenses. The kids love them and the go well with a cup of tea for the adults.

Baked cupcakes

I like to decorate the tops of cupcakes when I can. As this recipe was featuring vegetables in place of butter and rice flour instead of plain flour, I decided to use the recently launched Jealous Sweets, which are both gluten free and vegetarian friendly.

Jealous Sweets

The Jealous Gummy Heaven bears were a perfect topping for the kids and adults alike, they added colour and fun to the petite cakes.

Jealous Sweets on cupcakes

Yum… they went down a treat!