Vegan lemon almond cake with coconut whipped cream and macerated strawberries – a light, moist vegan lemon and almond cake topped with a cloud of coconut whipped cream and sweet macerated strawberries. The perfect cake for Spring!
This vegan lemon almond cake is really quick and simple to make, but it looks very pretty topped with it’s cloud of whipped coconut cream and mound of juicy strawberries; no decorating skills required! It would be a lovely cake to make for occasions such as Easter or Mother’s Day, not that it needs a special occasion to be baked at all. (more…)
Slow cooker blood orange and ginger steamed pudding – this delicious steamed pudding cooks right in your slow cooker! A perfect dessert for the colder months. Post sponsored by Crock-Pot.
Steamed pudding has a bit of a poor reputation I feel; bad memories of stodgy school desserts or the ones that come in a can perhaps? In reality, homemade steamed puddings are light, moist and utterly delicious. I have started making a chocolate one every Christmas instead of a Christmas pudding and there is never a crumb left. (more…)
Berry tiramisu with red fruit – a lighter twist on classic tiramisu with beautiful berries. A lovely dessert for any occasion. Post sponsored by Splenda.
Today I am sharing the recipe for this delicious twist on one of my favourite desserts of all time – tiramisu. This berry tiramisu with red fruit is a pretty dessert which would be perfect for any occasion including today, which happens to be Valentines day! (more…)
Vegan crepes with berry compote and chocolate sauce – easy, tender, egg and dairy free pancakes with a delectable chocolate sauce and mixed berry compote. Perfect for pancake day!
I realised today that it is very nearly pancake day and I hadn’t made any pancake recipes for the occasion. Thankfully I already had all of the ingredients needed to whip up these easy vegan crepes with chocolate sauce and mixed berry compote. (more…)
Blueberry cornmeal skillet cake – perfect as pudding, a snack or even for breakfast; this skillet cake is moist, buttery and incredibly moreish!
A different kind of cake for you today. This blueberry cornmeal skillet cake isn’t the prettiest, but it is damn tasty; whether you have it hot, straight from the skillet for pudding, or cooled and sliced for breakfast or a snack. (more…)
Mincemeat, marzipan and apple bread wreath – an impressive festive centrepiece full of Christmassy flavours.
One last post before Christmas! This mincemeat, marzipan and apple bread wreath is an impressive centrepiece that would be perfect for a festive breakfast. I somehow ended up with about five jars of mincemeat leftover from making various things and there are only so many mince pies that one can eat (though that number is rather high); so I decided to make this bread wreath instead. (more…)
Lighter mince pies – you can enjoy a festive mince pie even if you are trying to cut down on the sweet stuff as these ones have no added sugar, are lower in calories and vegan too! Post sponsored by Splenda.
Mince pies are one of my absolute favourite festive foods; I dread to think how many of them I get through over the festive period! (I actually had my first mince pie of the year in July, at a Christmas in July event!). For me it wouldn’t be Christmas without them, but they are quite high in sugar and fat, and therefore calories; so I’ve come up with this lighter version that cuts down on the sugar and fat whilst still being delicious! (more…)
Lighter chocolate swirl cheesecake with berry coulis – have your cake and eat it too with this delicious lower calorie cheesecake recipe. Post sponsored by Splenda.
Christmas is a difficult time of year for healthy eating, there is just so much temptation about and it can be impossible to resist. However, with a little bit of effort and a couple of easy swaps it is possible to drastically reduce your sugar intake, and therefore your overall calorie consumption; whilst still being able to enjoy some sweet treats. (more…)
Apple cinnamon brioche – a soft, sweet brioche bread braid filled with juicy cinnamon apples. Post sponsored by VonShef.
The apple tree in my garden has yielded a decent crop this year. The apples are a little too sharp to eat as they are however so I need to do lots of baking to use them up. I haven’t decided exactly what to make with them all, but I started by baking this apple cinnamon brioche which used up four of them and was very tasty too. (more…)
Chocolate orange doughnuts – soft, orange scented fried doughnuts topped with chocolate orange ganache and candied oranges – pure heaven!
A fresh, fried, yeasted doughnut is a beautiful thing. Pillowy soft, sweet and so full of flavour, fried doughnuts are the pinnacle of comfort food. I do think that baked and cake doughnuts have their place, but they simply cannot beat the perfection of a fried one. (more…)