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For a healthier sunday brunch: Guilt-free mini plum cakes

Mini plum cakes

If you want to treat yourself without going on a chocolate binge – these little mini plum cakes are just the right thing for you! I made them for a sunday brunch, but you can of course enjoy them any other day for breakfast or for¬†desert. I tried to make these as healthy as possible, so these cakes are fat free (well, if you forget about the fat used for greasing the muffin tin), contain only a minimum of added sugar and are made with wholemeal spelt flour instead of all purpose wheat flour. But don’t worry, they are still delicious!¬† Continue reading

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Chocolate cake with ginger jam

chocolate cake with ginger jam

This cake was partly born from my monthly chocolate craving (hello hormonal cycle), and partly from a slight desperation regarding a jar of very ‘potent’ ginger jam. While I do love ginger in all sorts of sweet and savoury dishes, the aforementioned ginger jam has such an intense flavour, that even spreading it millimetre-thin on a slice of bread of toast isn’t enough to ‘neutralize’ it. Since very spicy ingredients are best balanced out with sweet ones, I decided to try to use the jam in a cake – and what’s a better combination than chocolate and ginger? So I used the recipe below to spice up an otherwise simple chocolate cake and ended up with a delicious chocolate ginger cake with just the right amount of spicy ginger and sweet dark chocolate flavours. I recommend adjusting the amount of ginger jam to your liking – or just go for a different kind of jam like raspberry or cherry. Continue reading

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Apple cinnamon streusel cake with raisins and almond flakes

apple cinnamon streusel cake

Ok, posting a admittedly not very guilt-free cake recipe shortly after New Year’s eve is probably not very supportive of your resolutions towards healthy food (if you made any), but this one is just too delicious to keep from you. Besides, you don’t have to bake it right now, do you? And there’s loads of fruit in it! And, ok, as in every streusel cake quite a bit of fat, but sometimes you just have to reward yourself for your amazing restraint regarding chocolate. (Self-deception? Me? Never…).

This recipe is calculated for a 23 cm diameter springform tin, and when my father and his girlfriend came over to my place for a ‘post Christmas tea’ the three of us managed to polish off half the cake – it’s seriously this good! Continue reading

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