Healthy Delicious Cakes by Jennifer

 

Since I seem to possess no baking talents what so ever, I was super keen to do a post on cakes which are a ‘healthier’ alternative using nutritional ingredients. I called on my friend Jennifer to come to my rescue and bake up a storm with some of her fabulous creations…

 

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Jen has just completed a diploma in cuisine, from which she started in January this year at the highly regarded Le Cordon Bleu Academy here in London. I believe she has just recently graduated so congratulations, I know it has been a hard working year for you lovely!

 

She is a firm believer of clean eating and not having to calorie count unnecessarily.  It’s all about making the right choices while still enjoying those little treats we love to indulge in!

 

 

First cake pictured is a Paleo/vegan, raspberry non buttercream number.  This cake is ridiculously yummy and way to easy to eat.  Big raspberry fan so this one is definitely a favourite so far. √

 

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The lemon poppy-seed cake is also Paleo and extremely light with a gorgeous fluffy texture. The best part was that it didn’t even feel like I was eating something on the naughtier side. A cup of tea and a slice of this and you are good to go.

 

What’s next……

 

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The superfood cake pictured below it’s absolutely Di-vine. The name says it all. Made with cinnamon, spirulina, macao powder, hemp seeds and sea salt, there is no judging a book by its cover on this one. Keep it in the fridge and it lasts for days. Thats of course if it hasn’t already been demolished. Which I have no hesitation in saying that it will be.

 

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 Looks good doesn’t it 🙂

 

 

The luscious looking little trinkets below are some very simple chocolate chip cookies. Made from almond flour, maple syrup, dark chocolate,  coconut oil and plenty of love. They only take 10 minutes to whip up and a very scrumptious afternoon tea treat at that. So no excuses for those with time constraints (myself included in this)

 

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 Jen loves the rustic look with all her baking and used even used to write for Hip & Health Magazine last summer. She has a passion for writing but also wanted to learn the ins and outs of cooking with a broader understanding of how food, different recipes and nutritional factors all work together.

 

Some of her inspirations include Gwyneth Paltrow and Lola Berry. Particularly a strong mention for the 20/20 book which I am also a massive fan of as well.

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Jen, thanks for inspiring me to get my butt into gear and start making more of an effort to do a bit more baking. I’m  pretty sure they wont be anywhere near as good as yours though! I really do think you have the talent to take this somewhere in the future and look forward to seeing (and hopefully) trying a lot more of your wonderful creations.

For more on Paleo – 

http://thepaleodiet.com/ 

Lola Berry’s 20/20 book – 

http://lolaberry.com/tag/the-2020-diet/ 

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Comments

  1. Nice! Your friend is very talented. Would be so great to have a skill like this.

  2. Healthy cakes? That caught my attention 😉 The lemon poppy seed cake looks gorgeous! Laura http://www.shehearts.net xx

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