I love cake.
There, I said it. Although I imagine it doesn’t come as a surprise to you. I’m not sure when it started, in fact it probably started before I can remember otherwise. My mum makes a mean chocolate cake with a gorgeous fudgey icing. I remember sneaking extra slices when no one was looking as a child.
I also, however, like being healthy. There seems to be a new diet every week these days, and believe me, given the love of cake, I’ve tried most of them. What I’ve learnt along the way though is that all anyone really needs to do to be healthy is eat real food. Cook meals from scratch using mostly vegetables and meat and you won’t go too far wrong.
The same, I believe, goes for puddings. Make them from scratch and not only will they taste so much better, but also they won’t contain any of the preservatives, chemicals, and (in my opinion) non food ingredients that anything you buy ready made will.
So don’t eat it everyday, but every now and again, treat yourself to real cake. Real cake only has 5 or 6 high quality ingredients. And no, it will never be a health food, but it will make you smile, it brings people together and it turns a regular day into a special occasion.
You’ll find my recipes for ’20 minute super easy scones’ and ‘Orange drizzle loaf cake’ available to download for free in the tutorials section of The Cakeri website. Have a go and send me pictures of how you get on. If you have any questions, get in touch, I love to talk about cake.
As someone once said, ‘A party without cake is just a meeting’.