Chocolate cupcakes

If you, like myself and my daughter, are choc-a-holics, then a chocolate cake is likely your go-to cake of choice. Turning this into cupcake-format means that there is an imposed portion limit, which, at least in my case, is welcome! And so Alice and I did a collaborative chocolate cupcake bake this morning. The recipe […]

Vanilla cupcakes

Sometimes in life, it is satisfying just to do the simple things well. So this afternoon, Alice and I decided to try baking and decorating a batch of humble vanilla cupcakes, with a diabetic-friendly twist of course! We used my ever-reliable vanilla cupcake recipe, but with a few key changes; we swapped the caster sugar […]

Homemade Mozzarella

One of my Christmas presents from my very lovely partner Adam was a Mozzarella cheese making kit, containing sachets of citric acid, Rennet, salt and a thermometer, with a view to producing our own cheese for our weekly Pizza-Sundays. So, on New Years Day, I decided to give it a whirl. To my great surprise, […]

Lievito Madre pizza

This is not strictly speaking a post about a diabetic sweet-treat, but I thought it was still worth-while sharing with the world as this is a fully homemade meal and thus is easily carb-counted. Additionally, in our modern world of fast-food outlets and microwave meals, it always feels special and healthy to create something from […]

Minty (Mince) pies

Mince pies, known as Minty pies in our house since Alice’s attempt to pronounce their name at the tender age of 20 months, are one of Alice’s favourite Christmas bakes. I like to make my own sweet shortcrust pastry, using a diabetic-sugar-substitute in place of castor sugar. I didn’t have my rolling pin handy, so […]

Carrot cake cupcakes

As promised; I’m back to diabetic-baking! I thought it would be fun to revive a classic to start with; carrot cake is one of my most favourite bakes using normal sugar, and it translates quite nicely into a diabetic-friendly version. It can be baked in several round tins and turned into a tiered cake, but […]

Cupcake Crush

Those of you who are keeping up with my blog will have noticed that I haven’t posted anything for a while. There are a few reasons for this, both baking and non-baking-related! And as this is a blog about baking, I will regale you with the baking-related reason; a foray into the world of gift-box […]

Blueberry Muffins

Since writing my previous blog post, I have tried baking diabetic-friendly strawberry cupcakes twice more, and both times I was not satisfied with the result. Thus, I decided that it would be wise to take a breather before getting too frustrated with myself, and changed to a different bake. I switched to attempting diabetic-blueberry muffins […]

Strawberry cupcakes with cream cheese icing; attempt number two

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try and try again” is how the motto goes I believe, and I am nothing if not determined. Thus I am at the second of the three tries for the diabetic-friendly strawberry cupcake! I adapted the recipe slightly, decreasing the ratio of wet:dry ingredients and increasing the bake […]

Strawberry cupcakes with cream cheese icing

My diabetic-friendly baking has been put on the back-burner a little bit recently, as I have been working on perfecting my full-sugar macaron recipe. However, today I am back to my first-love; diabetic-friendly baking. I’ve tried adapting my strawberry cupcake recipe to be more diabetic-friendly, to mixed success. Previous experience has taught me that my […]


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