Tag: #cake

Tahini Walnut Cake with oranges and honey (lactose free)

This cake is one of my usual all-in-one, just folding in the liquids with the dry ingredients, barely mixed using a large metal spoon. I use no added sugar or butter and the cake is ready in no time at all. Result: looks great and tastes even better than it looks. All those Mediterranean flavors mingled together in a light and fluffly consistency. You … Read More Tahini Walnut Cake with oranges and honey (lactose free)

Bakewell Cake with Mincemeat

I’ve just finished writing a piece on the history of Victorian baking and the good old bakewell came to mind again.  This week I used more or less the same ingredients of the tart filling and with the addition of my homemade mincemeat and made a Bakewell Cake. I reduced the sugar and fat content but still left enough to give that rounded taste. … Read More Bakewell Cake with Mincemeat

Chocolate Coconut cake with reduced sugar and no butter

Some of my readers tell me that they are not able to get used to the taste of Stevia. Of course Stevia is not processed sugar and our tastebuds need to adjust. This chocolate coconut cake which I made during our show this week has equal quantities of sugar and stevia, with the idea of gradually eliminating sugar. For the chocolate coconut cake you … Read More Chocolate Coconut cake with reduced sugar and no butter

No knead Date and Apple Bundt

There is something I find so therapeutic about working with yeast and this week’s bake is worth trying out. You simply need to mix the ingredients with a spoon for the dough before you go to bed, and the next morning you will wake up to a very springy, airy dough that feels so light to touch. Its amazing. As much as I try … Read More No knead Date and Apple Bundt

Prune and Bran Tealoaf (no processed sugar and no added fats)

Today we featured a new bake. My sort of cake, not too sweet but sweet enough, loaded with prunes and lots of crunch from bran flakes. All-in-one, no mixers and unbelievably quick. Mix together in a bowl: 3 cups self raising flour 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Grated rind of a tangerine 1 cup bran flakes, slitly crushed 200g prunes in … Read More Prune and Bran Tealoaf (no processed sugar and no added fats)

Happy Hummingbird for Easter

Follow follow follow me on facebook x We featured another sugar free cake with no butter on TV this week and the result was a Hummingbird with strawberries instead of pineapple. You will need to mix together in a large bowl: 350g sifted self raising flour 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Tip of a teaspoon vanilla powder or a couple of drops of vanila extract 50g … Read More Happy Hummingbird for Easter

Cakes without butter and refined sugar

I love baking, especially when I develop new recipes and try to perfect them. It takes time and patience but over the past few years I have developed a range of cakes and bakes with no added butter or processed sugar. Cakes should be fluffy and light. The bulk of processed sugar and the flavour and consistency of butter is often needed to achieve … Read More Cakes without butter and refined sugar

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Converting processed sugar to natural sugar: banana coconut cake

I made this cake again on TV this week and it always proves to be a great success, not only in the taste and texture but also in the response from the audience. In a Mediterranean Diet we go back to old traditions to the days when processed food was not around.  I have been testing a line of new recipes for the last … Read More Converting processed sugar to natural sugar: banana coconut cake

Fig and Walnut Cake

A Mediterranean Diet focuses on ingredients that are as close as possible to their natural state. You will need : 2 1/2 cups self raising flour, sieved 1 cup brown sugar or stevia 1/2 cup melted butter 3 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup mashed ricotta 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice Juice of one lemon topped with strained tea to make one … Read More Fig and Walnut Cake

Prune and Walnut Cake

  For my cake you will need : 2 1/2 cups Self Raising Flour, sieved 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup melted butter or margarine, whichever you prefer 3 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup mashed ricotta 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg Juice of one orange topped with strained tea to make one cup Grated zest of an orange 100g prunes soaked overnight … Read More Prune and Walnut Cake

Sponge with a ricotta layer and jam, happy new year !

End of a year and a new beginning, a new cycle and hope for good things to come. This is what a new year is all about, it is about closing doors and starting afresh. My sponge with ricotta was one of the most popular recipes this week and you will need : 4 eggs 100 g sugar 100 g self raising flour A … Read More Sponge with a ricotta layer and jam, happy new year !

Apple yoghurt tray cake with no butter

This is a traybake, so quick and easy, an all-in-one that is soft, moist and fluffy. It contains no butter but I have used olive oil instead. You will need: 2 cups yogurt 1 1/4 cup olive oil 2 cups sugar 5 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 5 cups self raising flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 … Read More Apple yoghurt tray cake with no butter