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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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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Chocolate Babka

This is a bit of a wide ball. It contains wheat flour for a start…. Eek!   
AND….it’s got a tiny teaspoon of molasses in it… What???? Read more

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Banoffee Pie

sugarfree banoffee pie

Amazingly, this banoffee pie delivers a glorious toffee flavour.  For a pud made without caramelised refined sugar, this is a remarkable thing. Read more

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Mr Veranda and His Chocolate Potato Cake

sugar free chocolate cake

When I first learnt I was diabetic, I threw out most of my cake recipes in a fit of over-zealousness. I now realise that a lot of “normal” cake and pudding recipes can be easily adapted and made both refined sugar free and diabetic friendly too. Which brings me to this chocolatey triumph….Read more

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