Two Layer Gluten Free Double Nutella Brownies

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

These brownies are the most indulgent, fudgiest gluten free brownies ever! Plus, they're made with double Nutella for an extra hit of decadence!
The fudgiest, gluten free brownies on the planet. Made with Nutella. #coeliacapproved

Yield: 20 or so brownies
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Two Layer Gluten Free Double Nutella Brownies

Ever since my Coeliac Disease diagnosis, I've been on a one-woman mission to find super fudgy gluten free brownies. When I say fudgy, I mean on the brink of sticking of your mouth together. I mean somebody pass me a glass of milk, fudgy. I'm talking super moist and squishy and wholly decadent and indulgent, fudgy. So fudgy, people will think you're fudgin' when you tell them they're gluten free --- and if you make these without the cream, they're dairy free too.

These moist gluten free brownies are what you reach for after a long day. from Anyonita Nibbles

It was the eve of our annual barbecue with the families of Callum's oldest friends. We were all in a mommies group together and our babies have been hanging out since they were months old, some of them weeks old! Manchester's a big place, we're all spread out in different bits of the city and everyone's schedule is so hectic, we don't really get to hang out together that much. So when we do get all the babies together, usually for barbecues and birthday parties, it's a lovely time and there's always lots of dessert. At last year's annual barbecue, I made the ever popular Oreo Overload Brownies. We've got two food allergies in our barbecue group: me with the gluten intolerance and another little boy with a dairy intolerance. And I wanted to spoil us rotten with an allergy-friendly brownie.

The fudgiest gluten free brownies ever. No dispute. from Anyonita Nibbles

The moment I put a tray of these brownies on the table, hands went in to retrieve little squares of gooey, fudgy delight. The measurements in my recipe will make enough for a multitude of brownies, perfect for feeding a crowd. I got that 11 inch double layer cake plus a square tin out of one batch of brownie batter. I slathered dairy laden Nutella cream over the double layer cake and kept this covered in the kitchen. I kept the tin of brownies as they came: gluten and dairy free, and served these to the crowd.

A double hit of super moist gluten free Nutella brownies

They vanished. Gobbled up around surprised gasps when people learned they were indeed gluten free. It's a good thing I'd made the 11 inch round brownies and set those aside. I think I got one or two squares during the barbecue. The little boy with the dairy intolerance gave these brownies a triple thumbs up. After checking with me to make sure they really didn't have any cow's milk, he indulged. Just like you're meant to do with brownies.


For the brownies
1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup cornflour/cornstarch
1 handful chocolate chips
1 cup gluten-free all purpose/plain flour
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons Nutella
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
225 grams unsalted butter


Dust these decadent Nutella brownies with a bit of icing sugar. from Anyonita Nibbles

For the Nutella cream*

1 part Nutella
2 parts cream

  • Omit the cream if you want to keep these brownies dairy free. Or simply use dairy free cream. There is a small bit of skim milk in Nutella, so if you're making these for someone with a diary intolerance, you might want to check if they can eat Nutella. If they can't, along with the dairy free cream, you could use melted dark chocolate with crushed hazelnuts and achieve the same flavor.


Two Layer Gluten Free Double Nutella Brownies

Just look at how moist and fudgy these gluten free Nutella brownies are! From Anyonita Nibbles

  1. Place the rice and corn flour into a medium sized bowl along with the cocoa powder, salt, chocolate chips and xanthan gum.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar in a large bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment fitted.
  3. Add the vanilla, eggs and Nutella and combine with the paddle until fully incorporated.
  4. Add the dry ingredients and mix well with the paddle attachment until there are no clumps or streaks of flour.
  5. Grease a 9 inch square baking tin and two 11 inch springform tins with a bit of olive oil. Pour in the brownie batter and bake for 30 minutes until you've got that lovely distinctive brownie crack across the surface and until a skewer or cake tester inserted into the brownies comes out mostly clean.
  6. Beat together the cream with the Nutella and set in the fridge to chill until needed.
  7. Frost the brownies with the Nutella cream and stack one of the 11 inch circles on top of the other and finish with a bit more Nutella cream and a sprinkling of icing/confectioner's sugar.
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  1. What's better than a gooey brownie??? A GLUTEN FREE BROWNIE! I know so many people going gluten free, this is a wonderful recipe Anyonita!

  2. huge fan of nutella! looks great

  3. These look incredible!! Very nicely done!

  4. These look incredible!! Very nicely done!

  5. These look so good. Mouth-sticking milk-grabbing fudgy is the best!

  6. G'day Anyonita! Stunning photos and recipe!
    Cheers! Joanne

  7. Ohhhh WOW!!!!!!!!!!! These look AWESOME!!! I would never have guessed they were gluten free!!!

  8. Oh my goodness. You have outdone yourself, Anyonita! These look absolutely amazing. And I'm sucker for Nutella. :)

  9. Don't want to swear but they look .... Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.
    I need them in my life which, unless you're posting , means I need to try to make them...

  10. My eldest was reading over my shoulder and now I have been ordered to make these! She LOVES Nutella!
    x x

  11. Oh wow. These looks so delicious Popping over from #ShareFriday

  12. these look lovely! definitely mouth watering just from the photos!

  13. G'day and revisiting and still looks yum Anyonita!
    Congrats for also being featured in this week's Olive and Grapevine newsletter!
    Cheers! Joanne

  14. My daughter would love these! Pinned. Sending love your way! Lou Lou Girls

  15. These brownies sound amazing! We've been trying to do some GF foods around daughter just seems to feel better when we do less gluten. Anyway, I'm pinning these babies! I'd love for you to link them up to my Creative Ways Link Party tonight!


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