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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Fairy Cakes

Anyone remember these from your birthday parties when you were a tiddler? I think the last time I made some was probably as teenager on Sunday afternoons. I used to love that a fat pocket of sumptuous icing (the best part), sat right in the middle of these cakes – rather than perching prissily on the top. That way you got a gorgeous dollop of cream with every cakey mouthful. 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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Victoria Sandwich Cake

If you’re looking for full throttle cake sumptuousness, you can't really beat a Victoria Sandwich, can you?

And this cake wins hands down. 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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Cake and 2 Veg (Chocolate Sandwich Cake)

The thing about white wheat flour, the staple ingredient in most cakes, is it’s bloody brilliant at turning out a fabulous, moist, light, more-ish sponge. I reckon any old idiot could bake a winning cake with a bag of white flour and some sugar. But if like me, you’re avoiding white flour, because of its effect on blood sugar, some of the lower carb flour alternatives can play hard to get. Sometimes their flavour’s too strong, or the moisture evaporates, or you can open the oven door to a lead missile. Read more

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