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?