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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Mincepies

Is there such a thing as zero/low sugar mince pies?

No – is probably the short answer. But I’ve had a bash at making a much-reduced sugar version. It’s Christmas, it’s another month of lockdowns and Brexit is just around the corner. I’m up for loosening my corset a little and indulging in a seasonal sweet treat. How about you? 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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Flapjack

Let’s face it, flapjacks are the Julie Andrews of the cake world really, aren’t they? They don’t have the frivolity nor kerbside appeal of a good chocolatey or iced toppingy type of cake. But as a wholesome and satisfying sweet snack, they’re unbeatable. Read more

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