All the recipes in this blog are free from refined sugar and use either zero or low sugar natural sweeteners. 

The recipes are aim to be as low carb as possible too so they are all grain and gluten free – (except for one rogue cake that slipped in!).

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Tags: Fruity Cakes


Spiced Apple Muffins

Watch out! These little cakes are where apples get sexy. Imagine - baked apple pieces in a sumptuous cake mix, imbued with gorgeous spices. With rich syrup and chopped pecans drizzled over the top. It can all get a bit steamy and out of control. Read more
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Parsnip and Orange Sandwich Cake

I love browsing food recipes in bookshops, particularly recipes for sinful sweet treats. They can usually be adapted to a minimal sugar, low carbohydrate version with a little scheming. When I stumbled across the notion of a sandwich cake that combined orange and mixed spice, my heart was won.  

And what better champion to help replace the original recipe’s white flour and bring some texture and earthy sweetness to the venture, than the humble parsnip? Read more

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Raspberry (and ssshh!....Parsnip) Cake

I’m imagining that parsnips probably aren’t the first ingredient you’d reach for whenever the urge takes you to make a cake. Nor even the third, fourth or fifth. But let me invite you to consider the possibility.

This raspberry sponge is so delicious, so delightfully light, so sinfully moist and more-ish – and its due, in great part, to the addition of the humble parsnip. Read more

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Toffee Banana Cake

My New Year’s resolution this year is to find new ways of adding vegetables to my low sugar cakey treats.
It's an interesting undertaking (to me anyway) and already, a deliciously moist and light-sponged world is opening up. Read more

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Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake

I've been moving house over the past few weeks which has seriously cramped my style on the cake pioneering front. So there's been no new recipes to share for quite a while. Then this weekend I unexpectedly came upon this bloody gorgeous lemon cake recipe from Yotam Ottolenghi. It has to be the most yumptious more-ish lemon cake I've ever had the good fortune to eat - both before quitting sugar and since. Read more

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