Gluten Free Chocolate & Macadamia Brownies With Feathered Icing

I loved making my Gluten free Blondies at the weekend so I also made some Gluten free Chocolate Brownies with Lara’s favourite feathered icing (she calls it moustache icing!) they are great either as brownie squares or more of a traybake style slice. They also contain a secret ingredient – grated courgette. It’s a vegetable that both my girls don’t like so I was sceptical if they would go for this recipe, but I needn’t have been as they loved it. 

Perfect as an afternoon treat and you could substitute the milk chocolate with carob nibs if you prefer or just leave the chocolate out altogether.

Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies With Macadamia Nuts and Feathered Icing

Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies With Macadamia Nuts and Feathered Icing
Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies With Macadamia Nuts and Feathered Icing

Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies With Macadamia Nuts and Feathered Icing

Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies With Macadamia Nuts and Feathered Icing


  • 6 eggs
  • 4-5 tablespoons agave syrup
  • 260g topped, tailed and peeled beetroot, finely grated 
  • 90g white rice flour
  • 200g ground almonds
  • 30g cocoa powder
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 100g milk chocolate chopped into small pieces
  • 90g macadamia nuts roughly chopped
For The Ganache
  • 100g double cream
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 100g white chocolate


  • Preheat the oven to 200C / Gas mark 6 and line a square baking tin with baking parchment.
  • Beat the eggs and agave syrup in a food mixer for about 5 minutes until tripled in size, smooth and fluffy.
  • Add the grated beetroot into the mixture and fold in gently until combined.
  • Add the the flour, ground almonds, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Fold in to incorporate until thoroughly mixed.
  • Pour half the mixture into the baking tin evenly and add the macadamia nuts and the  chocolate pieces onto the mixture, cover with the remaining brownie mix and smooth with a spoon.
  • Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes until just baked.
  • Allow the brownie to cool in the tin for 20-25 minutes and then remove from the tin and transfer to a wire rack over some baking parchment.
To Make The Ganache
  • Add the cream to a small pan and warm on a low heat until just at boiling point, remove from the heat and add the dark chocolate.
  • Mix until smooth and glossy and all the chocolate has melted.
  • Over a small pan of barely simmering water place the chocolate into a heatproof bowl and ensuring the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the simmering water, place over the water and melt the white chocolate. Be careful not to over heat the chocolate as it will loose it’s glossy shine.
  • Using a palette knife spread the dark chocolate ganache over the cake smooth over to get an even finish.
  • Add the white chocolate to a piping bag with a small round nozzle and pipe even lines on the cake.
  • Taking a toothpick draw across the lines (horizontally) to create the feathered effect.
  • Once the icing has been completed cut into squares or slices and serve.

Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies With Macadamia Nuts and Feathered Icing

Gluten Free Chocolate Brownies With Macadamia Nuts and Feathered Icing

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  1. September 10, 2015 / 9:51 am

    Delicious! Bookmarked to bake!

  2. September 10, 2015 / 11:32 am

    Deffo try these

  3. September 10, 2015 / 4:46 pm

    One of my colleagues needs gluten-free, so this will be a great office bake that she can share in!

  4. Susan B
    September 11, 2015 / 3:45 pm

    Yum! Chocolate isn't a sin if it comes with nuts, is it?! Will try these soon.

  5. September 11, 2015 / 10:47 pm

    The icing looks amazing!

  6. September 12, 2015 / 7:16 am

    These look delish, I can never say no to cake.

  7. September 12, 2015 / 7:16 am

    These look delish, I can never say no to cake.

  8. September 15, 2015 / 5:34 pm

    WOW pull at my heart and stomach these look amazing and sound so delicious. I would break my diet for them. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

  9. September 20, 2015 / 12:42 pm

    Loving all of your gluten free recipes cant wait to give them a try as a coeliac its great that more awareness is being raised x thankyou

  10. September 21, 2015 / 12:13 pm

    This is brilliant, can't wait to tryx

  11. September 24, 2015 / 8:26 pm

    another recipe on my to-do list

  12. Tracy B
    September 26, 2015 / 9:14 am

    Wow – these look incredible! I'm currently moving over to gluten-free so I'm happy to find GF recipes like this- thank you!

  13. September 27, 2015 / 10:18 am

    Yum! These look so delicious. 🙂

  14. September 29, 2015 / 11:51 pm

    These look absolutely brilliant – great recipe

  15. Pam Francis Gregory
    October 2, 2015 / 9:20 am

    Looks scrummy!

  16. October 3, 2015 / 6:41 am

    I have come to the conclusion that I am useless at feathered icing!!

  17. October 3, 2015 / 10:04 am

    Looks delish

  18. October 3, 2015 / 3:41 pm

    I always think of gluten free and get put off but these look really yummy x

  19. October 3, 2015 / 8:31 pm

    I'm having tests to see if I have a gluten intolerance so I will bookmark this, just in case

  20. October 6, 2015 / 11:04 pm

    Everytime I look at this it makes me so hungry lol x

  21. October 9, 2015 / 7:54 pm

    Yum looks delicious!

  22. October 11, 2015 / 7:59 am

    These really do look amazing! My hubby is intolerant to Gluten, might actually have to make these!!! 🙂 Nicely made!!!

  23. October 13, 2015 / 10:52 am

    Look great will have to give them a go for my sister who's gluten intolerant

  24. October 14, 2015 / 11:47 pm

    These look great! My mum has Coeliac disease….I will pass this recipe to her! X

  25. Annie Costa @LaaMoii
    October 17, 2015 / 7:07 am

    Deeeeeeelish,I love the fact you have substituted the traditional walnut for a much more delish macadamia!

  26. October 17, 2015 / 3:46 pm

    i don't think i've ever eaten anything gluten free, but i'd never, ever say no to something that looks this good.

  27. October 17, 2015 / 7:00 pm

    Wow I have to have gluten free these sound yummy and amazing Deffo be trying

  28. October 17, 2015 / 11:26 pm

    Sounds so tasty x

  29. October 19, 2015 / 1:40 pm

    The grated courgette sounds really interesting x

  30. October 20, 2015 / 7:57 am

    The feathered icing looks cool x

  31. October 23, 2015 / 4:52 am

    Oh my god these look amazing <3

  32. October 23, 2015 / 8:07 pm

    Oh wow these look delicious, will have to try these!

  33. October 23, 2015 / 9:30 pm

    These look nice! but i'd prefer them without the nuts

  34. October 24, 2015 / 9:22 am

    these look so yummy 😀

  35. October 24, 2015 / 11:25 am

    Lovely recipe! I can't wait to try them.

  36. October 24, 2015 / 2:54 pm

    Made these last night, they are as good as the look. Will definitely be a regular in my house. Thanks so much for posting this recipe 🙂

  37. October 24, 2015 / 11:23 pm

    Really have to give these a try.Awesome 😇 xx

  38. October 24, 2015 / 11:46 pm

    Oh my goodness, these look amazing! I'm gluten intolerant so it's good to see a delicious-looking recipe that I don't need to worry about eating!

  39. October 25, 2015 / 6:08 am

    Made another batch today (minus the nuts due to allergies) for my neice's birthday, she loved them !

  40. October 25, 2015 / 10:35 am

    They look delicious!

  41. October 25, 2015 / 3:17 pm

    Lovely, my friends daughter is gluten free, I shall have to bake her this next time she's over!

  42. October 25, 2015 / 10:38 pm

    They look delicious 🙂

  43. June 29, 2016 / 12:58 pm

    Visitors coming who have gluten free diets
    Going to make these

  44. Kim Styles
    September 24, 2016 / 2:16 pm

    I dont think I have had macadamia nuts before! I must try them and these slices look scrummy