Gluten-free Mini Strawberry Frangipanes

Gluten-free Mini Strawberry Frangipanes…

Packed into a pretty box, these mini frangipanes make a great gift or alternative to a box of chocolates when going for dinner with friends.

Makes 24
Preparation: 20 minutes

Cook: 12-15 minutes


  • 175g (6oz) strawberries, hulled
  • 75g (3oz) butter, at room temperature
  • 75g (3oz) caster sugar
  • 50g (2oz) self-raising gluten free flour blend
  • 1 medium egg
  • 50g (2oz) ground almonds
  • Few drops almond extract
  • 40g (11/2oz) flaked almonds


  1. Preheat the oven to 180oC (350oF), Gas Mark 4. 
  2. Separate 24 foil or paper petite four cases and put into 2 x 12 section mini muffin tins. 
  3. Halve or quarter the strawberries depending on their size and keep 24 pieces to one side. 
  4. Chop the rest.
  5. Cream the butter and sugar together until soft and pale. 
  6. Add the gluten free flour and egg and mix until smooth then stir in the ground almonds and almond extract.
  7. Stir in the chopped strawberries then spoon into the petite four cases. 
  8. Press a strawberry piece into each one then sprinkle with the flaked almonds. 
  9. Bake for 12-15 minutes until well risen, golden brown and the cakes spring back when pressed with a fingertip.
  10. Leave to cool for 10 minutes then transfer the cakes to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  11. Pack into a box lined with non-stick baking paper and tie with ribbon. 
  12. Best eaten on the day of making.

About this post –

Recipe and photo credit by Seasonal Berries

Claire Justine
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  1. food allergies
    16 November 2013 / 11:56

    I would love to try this out at home.. Thanks for the share.

  2. Winnie
    13 November 2013 / 17:37

    They look sooooooo cute and sooooooooooooo delicious !!Wonderful treats and I could eat tons of these 🙂

  3. Funky Wellies
    13 November 2013 / 09:25

    Great idea and they look fab! xx

  4. Judy Haughton-James
    12 November 2013 / 19:21

    These look yummy! Wonderful treat!

  5. Dee @ A Lapin Life
    12 November 2013 / 16:05

    Those look so yummy Claire!!!

  6. Anne Byerley
    12 November 2013 / 11:46

    Yum, yum, think I am going to take a break from the computer and try these out.Thank you. It is always a pleasure visiting your blog.I hope that you have a fantastic day.Love and best wishes.Anne