LEMON CARAWAY CAKE
You know when you just fancy a piece of cake with a cup of coffee or tea? Well, I have found this to be one of my favourite guilt-free pleasures. With only 5 carbs per slice, this cake is tangy, sweet and exotic and reminds me of coming home from a long walk on a cold autumnal day and sitting inside with a steaming-hot cup of coffee and a warm glow in my cheeks.
Here’s another every-day chocolate cake staple. These muffins can be made and baked in 30 minutes and filled with the most amazing combinations of sweetened and flavoured cream. With only 4g of carbs per muffin, even with a cream filling, this is a daily treat you can always afford.
MELT IN THE MIDDLE CHOCOLATE PUDDINGS
This is an incredibly easy recipe, quick to make. It can be whipped up and made in 10 minutes from ingredients usually to hand in the store-cupboard) and is deliciously luxurious, served hot, with lashings of double cream. At only 6.5 carbs per portion, it’s always an indulgent every-day pudding you can treat yourself to.
This is one of my favourite recipes. A delightful boozy treat. With only 8g of Carbs per portion, it is utterly delicious and totally decadent for a diet!
The Cake Part – Ingredients
Makes 18 pieces for 18 individual portions
- 20 tblsp Hazlenut Meal (not flour as this is too heavy)
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tblsp Cocoa Powder (highest cocoa content you can find)
- 4 tblsp Melted Butter
- 3 medium Eggs
- 2 tsp Vanilla Essence
- Slosh Vanilla or Brown Sugar Skinny Syrup (as sugar replacement)
- 4 tsp Instant coffee in a dash of boiling water to dissolve
The Cake Part – Method
- Pre-heat oven to 175*C
- Line and lightly butter an oblong tin – 23cm x 17cm
- Combine the dry ingredients well in a bowl.
- Mix together the eggs, vanilla essence and Skinny Syrup and then add the dissolved coffee.
- Combine the dry ingredients with the egg mixture and the melted butter and mix well.
- Pour evenly into the tin and bake in the centre of the oven for 15 minutes.
- Allow to cool in the tin and then cut carefully into 18 pieces (3 x 6)
- Pieces can be frozen for future use in an airtight bag or container
The Boozy Marsala Part – Ingredients
Makes 4 individual Tiramisu desserts
- 2 shots Roma Coffee (or your favourite coffee) – Espresso measures
- 2 caps Marsala liqueur
- 4 pieces Tiramisu cake (from above)
The Boozy Marsala Part – Method
- Pour the shots of coffee and the caps of Marsala over the cake pieces in a small bowl and turn them over until they have soaked up all the liquid.
The Creamy Part – Ingredients
- 250g tub Mascarpone Cheese
- 300g Double Cream
- 2 sloshes Marsala liqueur
- 1 sosh Vanilla Skinny Syrup
The Creamy Part – Method
- Whisk the cream and mascarpone cheese together until soft peaks are formed. Then whisk in the marsala liqueur and vanilla syrup to taste and the cream is firm enough not to fall out of an upturned bowl.
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