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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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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Rosemary and Orange Cake

A lovely friend of mine inspires me from time to time with interesting cake recipe he finds. He sends them to see if I can adapt them to make a zero/low sugar version. The latest he sent was a recipe from Yotam Ottolenghi for a beautiful orange and fresh rosemary cake. What an unusual and intriguing flavour combination! How could I resist? Read more

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Courgette and Walnut Loaf

Don’t let this humble little tea bread fool you, it will melt your heart and tum. It’s so light, soft and moreish, you’re going to need solid self-restraint not to scoff the lot. Read more

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Clementine cake with chocolate icing

When a Facebook friend posted a collection of seasonal recipes from Yotam Ottolenghi recently, this big beaut of a cake leapt out and caught my eye. Wowee Yotam!! Anyone who thinks of baking a cake and then covering the whole damned thing with a big fat layer of rich dark chocolate, is a master of cake wizardry in my eyes. And what more irresistible cake flavour combo could there be than clementine and chocolate? Read more

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Cashew Parsnip and Coconut Cake

What could be a more heartening sign of Spring than this plumptious, little cake? This sweet offering is the result of some tinkering with a recipe that I found in a Leon cookbook. Coconut, cashew and parsnip – wow! It seemed such an intriguing combination, I couldn’t resist further investigation.  Read more

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