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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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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Banana and Choc Cake

A few years ago, back in the sugary days, I used to make a gorgeous banana and chocolate cake a Nigella Lawson recipe. May the Lord forgive me for my lack of modesty but I think the recipe I’ve come up with here is even better.  Read more

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Ginger Cake

It’s an ongoing voyage of discovery making low sugar, low carb cakes. From time to time there are baking trays of disappointment when experiments don’t work out as anticipated. Equally though there are the thrills and triumphs. Take this ginger cake for example. Read more

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Rasmalai Cake

Fancy something a bit different with your cuppa? This gorgeous little sweet treat is based on a traditional Indian recipe. Interestingly though, its refined, fragrant flavours and soft, delicate texture make it seem a quintessential English teashop cake. Read more

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