CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES

Tuck into a light, fluffy chocolate sponge topped with a scrumptiously smooth frosting.
Genius Gluten Free Our Chocolate Cupcakes are the ultimate sweet treat. A light and fluffy chocolate sponge cake generously topped with a scrumptiously smooth frosting, and best of all they're gluten free, wheat free and dairy free.
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What’s In It?

Icing Sugar, Margarine: Palm Kernal Oil, Rapeseed Oil, Palm Oil, Water, Emulsifier: Mono- and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids; Egg, Vegetable Oil: Rapeseed Oil, Sunflower Oil; Rice Flour, Sugar, Caster Sugar, Cocoa Powder, Humectant: Vegetable Glycerol; Potato Starch, Invert Sugar Syrup, Stabilisers: Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose, Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Xanthan Gum; Raising Agents: Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate; Emulsifiers: Polyglycerol Esters of Fatty Acids, Sodium Stearoyl-2-Lactylate; Salt, Maize Starch, Preservative: Potassium Sorbate.

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What is it? Caster sugar is the name given to finely milled granulated sugar and, for that reason, it's sometimes called 'superfine' sugar.
What's it doing in my bread? We couldn't get that beautiful rise in our loaves if it weren't for the magic work sugar does in kick starting yeast fermentation. As yeast feeds on the sugar, it releases harmless but helpful bubbles of carbon dioxide.
What is it? Just eggs
What's it doing in my bread? As with lots of baking, eggs help things set. Again, this helps give Genius bread the texture and crumb that we all love. And again, there’s lots of vitamin and protein goodness to be had too.
What is it? Ground yellow maize starch comes from typical yellow corn but isn't ground quite as finely as cornflour.
What's it doing in my bread? This is another ingredient that helps us achieve that perfect bread crumb texture, and it works together with the other starches to help you feel fuller for longer.
What is it? 'Humectants' are products that help with moisture retention. Ours are made from vegetable fats like olive or sunflower oil.
What's it doing in my bread? These humectants protect our bread from drying out, helping it stay fresher for longer.
What is it? A special ingredient extracted from the bark of birch trees that’s totally safe to eat.
What's it doing in my bread? It’s essential to creating the lovely bubbly structure that makes our bread soft & delicious without having to rely on gluten.
What is it? Golden syrup or light treacle is a thick, amber-coloured sugar syrup that lots of people have in their cupboards (it’s great on pancakes!). It’s made by treating a sugar solution with acid to produce a sweeter syrup.
What's it doing in my bread? Like all sugars, syrup is excellent food for yeast – helping kick start the fermentation process. It also adds to the flavour of our bread, and helps give a lovely colour to the crust.
What is it? We extract potato starch from the root tubers of potatoes. It has a neutral colour, taste and flavour.
What's it doing in my bread? Science at work! The potato starch helps forms a gel that supports the rising structure of the bread, which then bursts into soft, fluffy molecules between air bubbles to create Genius' soft crumb. Potato starch also makes for a great digestible source of carbohydrates, which release energy slowly - this helps to stave off hunger and you keep going for longer.
What is it? Rice flour is made by grinding raw rice all the way down into a superfine powder. It's much gentler on the stomach than gluten containing flours.
What's it doing in my bread? Rice flour works towards creating a lovely soft texture and also gives a slow, steady release of carbohydrates.
What is it? Rapeseed oil is a natural vegetable oil with a mild flavour - which is why it's often found in breads as well as lots of recipes for cakes, pastries and margarine.
What's it doing in my bread? Rapeseed oil makes a brilliant addition to any bread as it is both low in saturated fat (something we should all try and cut down on) and rich in vitamin E (a natural anti-oxidant we can always use more of). It acts as a humectant, which keeps our products fresher for longer.
What is it? A very common thickener made from fermented sugars, used in lots of foods.
What's it doing in my bread? Gluten is the reason traditional dough is a bit sticky. In Genius bread, we use a little bit of natural Xanthan gum to get this stickiness and help bind our ingredients together during proving and baking.
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