About cake

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Cake.

The one thing that will have me leaving every thought of healthy eating behind.  What is it about this food that does it for me?

Before I did the elimination diet and got rid of sugar from my diet, I was much more likely to eat a chocolate bar than cake.  But I managed to cut all types of sugar out of my diet completely, something I never thought I would be able to do.  When I had lost the weight I wanted, I decided that I could allow myself the odd treat and that home made cake and puddings would be the best thing to treat myself with, as opposed to manufactured processed chocolate bars.

So is this where my recent love of cake comes from? I’m really not sure – but nowadays I’ll take a home made victoria sponge over  Cadbury’s Dairy Milk any day. (Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always loved cake but my obsession seems to be growing!)

I recently had the most delicious Victoria sponge filled with raspberry jam and buttercream at the delightful village shop in Freshford (much that I’d love our village shop to be like this, I’m secretly glad it’s not because I would find every excuse to buy cake!).

I was quite proud of my very own Jubilee offering:Image

Another recent cake highlight that sticks in my mind and I dream about having again is the cupcake I had in New York at Sweet Revenge, where I enjoyed the most delicious cupcake – their signature Peanut Butter Cake, Ganache Center, Peanut Butter Fudge Frosting (sounds sickly but was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS).

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If I know there is cake or pudding on the horizon, I will make an extra special effort to exercise beforehand to ‘earn it’!

What foods get you off the sofa and any favourite cake recipes you’d like to share with me?

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5 thoughts on “About cake

  1. God Mads, where do I begin? Cake? Chocolate? Yes please to all of the above. I recently had a major overhaul of our pantry because I was so frustrated by the constant temptation to eat sweet stuff. Like you I decided to put a rule on what I would allow myself as a treat – it’s either got to be the BEST quality chocolate (luckily I like the dark stuff, which I’m told is better for you. In fact it’s positively GOOD for you. Look at me talking myself into having a chunk right now, for health purposes!) or the BEST quality home made cakes. In other words, if I’m going to have a treat it had better be worth having. Love your Jubilee cake by the way, very impressive! xxx

  2. As you know, I ate cake every day for five years after I had Joseph because “I had just had a baby”. One day I turned around and realised the baby was at school and I had a cake habit that took an iron will to beat. It’ll always be a weakness of mine. Along with wine… Px

  3. Glad I’m not alone in this! And yes, the wine habit will always be hard to crack. But at the end of the day you’ve got to allow yourself some (high quality) treats in life haven’t you?

  4. Oh your photos make me homesick!!! I’m from Wiltshire so not far from Bath at all!!! And yes, it’s all about cake for me. Red Velvet Cake is my favourite here in California, followed by home made flapjack. Luckily watermelon is good enough and reasonably priced enough here to win over most days!!

  5. mmm cake… I can get them almost ED compliant except for the sugar. Why must sugar be so good yet soooo bad?

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