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

These include xylitol, stevia and yacon syrup - demonstrating that it's possible to enjoy sweet goodies without raising your sugar levels.

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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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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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Pistachio cardamom and Yogurt Cake

This little beauty tastes every bit as heavenly as it looks. Bite into this cutey and your lucky tastebuds get to enjoy a seductive combo of cardamom, warm buttery sweetness with a nuanced after-zing of fresh lime. Pistachios always move a cake up the luxury scale for me. I find their unique flavour incredibly moreish. It’s a wonder they made it from the jar to the mixing bowl. And their gorgeous decorative spring green colour light up the top of any cake. Read more

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Rhubarb Cake

Sweet Jesus! this cake is absolutely divine! 

Ok, maybe you couldn’t readily imagine being bowled over by a sponge with some rhubarb in it, but take it from me, this is the most delightful, delectable treat. It’s so light and moist and melty. Read more

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