Even the packaging that touts 'natures' own will have some not so natural additions, and if the cake is organic, I can guarantee that to act as a preserver they've used a ton more sugar than you should consume.
So, should you give up cakes? God, no! To me the thought of not having a sweet treat in the house sends me into palpitations, a dinner is not a meal without an indulgent pud to finish it off. So what can you do? Simple, make your own.
I'm not going to lie, it will be more time consuming, (slightly) more expensive and even stressful at times, but you will have the benefit of knowing exactly what has gone into your cakes and bakes. I promise that
If you've never baked before or are somewhat of a novice, then start simple. No one is expecting you to be churning out patisserie standard confections! I've been baking for a few years now and my husbands favourite cake of mine is still the humble Victoria sponge. Your time spent baking should be one of indulgence and an act of love to both yourself, family and friends.
You may worry that you don't have enough time in your schedule to squeeze this in. We are a single income household (mine) and on top of working full time, running two businesses, general household chaos and spending time with my family, I still manage to bake at least once a week. No, I'm not being smug, just telling you it can be done; I just tailor my bake to the time I have available. Forward planning is a must and so whenever possible I will decide what I will be making in advance and ensure the ingredients are ordered with the weekly shop. Simples.
I shall share some of my easy bake recipes with you, just click here for a full list. I'd love it if you commented below with links to your creations!