Have Your Cake And Eat It Review And Giveaway


Wednesday 8 March 2017

Have Your Cake And Eat It Review And Giveaway

Have your cake and eat it is the new book from Mich Turner MBE founder of Little Venice Cake Company. The idea behind the book is that the bakes included are more nutritious and healthier than your average bake. This generally means that the bakes include fresh and dried fruit, along with nuts and seeds.

Have your cake and eat it recipe book

The photography in the book is inviting and makes you want to get baking. I decided to try the plum and nectarine upside down cake. I would love to show you a picture, but I'm afraid it didn't go quite to plan. Not the books fault I might add. Just mine. I used a slightly smaller cake tin than recommended (note I did not listen to Eric) which resulted in a well cooked cake on the sides and top, but not cooked in the middle. Not to worry, I served it us as plum and nectarine mash cake and my boys were more than happy with the result! The recipe didn't use less fat or sugar than I would normally use in such a recipe, but it did contain fruit. I guess life is all about moderation and if you have some cake with your fruit it is ok.

plum upside down cake recipe

At the front of the book, there is a section on ingredients as well as cake dos and don'ts. This covers the different terms in making and some handy advice on sugar temperatures.

The book is then split into sections including muffins and cupcakes, biscuits, flapjacks, cakes and meringues. There are recipes for both the novice and experienced baker.

I will certainly be trying out some more of these bakes in the future and I like the idea of combining fruit and nuts into a bake to make it a slightly healthier treat. You can purchase Have Your Cake And Eat It From Amazon.

I am also excited to announce that I have a copy of the book to giveaway to one of my readers. Just complete the Gleam entry below. Good Luck!

Have Your Cake And Eat It

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