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Most of us females these days know all about the deprivation that staying or getting in shape calls for, so did I.

Forget about trying to keep holding down the lid on your cravings, living a sweet life is not an illusion, being a “well fed and watered girl” is such a better place to be...

Reap the benefits of home made Stevia sweetened treats no matter where you are on your personal body image journey as I share with you my life as a Fit and Fed Girl that has found some peace with food and hopefully inspire you to join me and enjoy the road ahead.

No matter what the foodture brings!

MK xx

Ginger-cream-cake-with-almond-crust

 

This cake was the birthday cake for my friend who is totally addicted to ginger honey yoghurt. I know I normally bake without Honey or Sugar but in this case Honey is essential to get the nice almond crust. I have tried making caramelised crusts with Stevia-granuels before which worked fine but since I am trying to replicate the Honey-Ginger Yoghurt idea – honey it was.

Makes: small 15cm diameter cake

Prep time: 25 min

Cooking: 28min + 15-20min for crust

Cooling time: 60-120min

 

Cake base:

Ingredients:

Note: getting the sweetness to the desired level is a matter of trial and error, the best thing is to start with a smaller amount of whatever Stevia you have on hand, it can be ready-use, liquid or tabs (need to be dissolved too), adding more is easier than diluting – you could end up with a huge amount of treat -Don’t have any Stevia yet? – you can always use normal sweetener products until you are set up.
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Instructions:

  • prepare the Almond crust first and leave to cool.
  1. pre-heat oven to 180 degree celsius
  2. Whip the egg whites stiff with the stevia-sweet extract
  3. mix the egg yolks and the melted cooled butter until creamy
  4. mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl
  5. add the dry ingredients to the egg yolk-butter  mix, use electric mixer to combine
  6. add whipped egg whites in several parts, using electric mixer on low speed setting
  7. fill smooth and well combined mass into a cake-ring lined with grease proof paper
  8. bake for around 28min, turn tray around at half way point to ensure even browning. The cake will not be cooked fully, add the Honey Almond crust mass at this point.
  9. bake for further 15-20min turning the cake frequently to get even browning for the caramelised almond crust. (keep checking that it does not get too dark, burned Honey glaze will taste bitter)
  10. leave to cool before cutting into layers and filling with honey ginger cream

 

 

Almond Honey caramelised crust

Ingredients:

  • 70g flaked Almond
  • 1tbsp double cream
  • 40g Honey
  • 30g melted Butter

 

 

Instructions:

  1. melt cream, honey and butter on low to medium heat in a pot
  2. stir in the flaked almonds
  3. leave to cool before adding on top of the cake and bake as described in point 9. above.

 

 

Ginger-Honey cream filling

Ingredients:

  • 450ml double cream
  • 2-3tbsp Honey
  • fresh grated Ginger to taste

Instructions:

  1. add ginger and honey into the double cream
  2. mix until the cream is stiff enough to stay on the cake, take care double cream quickly turns to butter if beaten too long.

Assemble the cooled cake by spreading ginger-honey cream on each base and stacking them up.

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Tip:

  • the cake will keep several days in the fridge
  • for freezing cut them into pieces, separate with greaseproof paper and defrost as required

 

Do you have a favourite Ginger treat recipe?

MK xx

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