Thursday, 15 September 2011

Time Management

baked before bedtime

Strawberry cake

iced before breakfast

Chocolate cake

washed up after work

Lemon and Blueberry Cheesecake Cake



It is a while since I have made the chocolate cake recipe - it used to be my favourite cake but it was quite dry - I think I will add sour cream next time. The lemon and blueberry cake, on the other hand, was delicious. I added blueberries to a standard Victoria sponge recipe and made a cream cheese frosting flavoured with lemon rind. It was light, moist and not too sweet. I don't eat as much sweet food as I used to and I think that my tastes might have changed. Has anyone else had a similar experience?


  1. Yes, I have been surprised to notice that I enjoy sweets far less than I once did. But that doesn't make your cakes any less appealing!

  2. I have,
    in this new decade,
    lost my taste
    for sweets.

    Tho, a bag of chips is another story.

  3. Salt is my new sugar. Although i do need at least one small piece of chocolate a day. i don't "need" cake or cookies the way i used to.

  4. Sadly, I'm still addicted.

  5. I haven't lost my taste for sweet things, salty things, fatty things or alcoholic things. And now I want cake for breakfast.

  6. Unfortunately that hasn't happened and I still enjoy sweet things just as much! Your cakes look very tempting.

  7. I've been trying to avoid sweet things and to my surprise, I'm not missing them too much. My one piece of cake on craft night is my sweet treat of the week.

  8. Quite frankly NO, but I live in hope. My father had a sweet tooth and it has meandered down to me. I have now had a slice of Lemon Drizzle cake for my breakfast and it is all your fault.

  9. I had a banana with oatmeal this morning and thought it was almost too sweet to eat. Cake that isn't too sweet, with fruit and lemon flavors sounds great though. There's nothing quite like the texture of cake.

  10. I still like the idea of cake but eat less now. I have become inordinately fond of Kettle's crisps though.

  11. Sorry, haven't time to leave a comment.... too busy foraging in the cupboards now.........

  12. Oh yes! I used to eat chocolate in large quantities everyday and now find i don't crave sweets. correction. when i do crave sweets, its for things like cake. yum!

  13. I have always preferred savoury to sweet but yesterday I had a slice of coffee cake which, whilst delicious, left me feeling thirsty. Odd no?

  14. In my dreams I do that.
    In reality I gobble anything, duly washed down with acohol.
    In all its variations.

    ALL your cakes look scrumptious.

  15. too much cake. never.
    too much washing up, now that's different x

  16. yep.
    cake has lost its appeal. I much more prefer the savory tastes these days.

    I can't remember the last time we baked a cake.

  17. I'm sorry but on this one I have to disagree - there is no such thing as too much cake.

  18. Sorry, can't think. Too busy lusting after a slice of cake.

  19. I never care to eat cake I have baked. I LOVE to eat other people's cakes. It is that time of day for feeling a bit peckish. Why, why why is there an ocean between you and me and me and those cakes??

  20. Nope, love cake. Even more so now having seen your scrumptious samples. And I must say I am also highly impressed with your time management skills :)


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