Macadamia Nut Green Tea Cheesecake

Today I would like to introduce a natural zero-calorie sweetener product called ZenSweet. It contains non-GMO erythritol and monk fruit extract. It is similar to Lakanto but is more reasonably priced. Because of its monk fruit content, it is sweeter than erythritol and does not have a distinctive bitter aftertaste like stevia, which I cannot […]

Flourless Poppy Seed Chocolate Cake (Gluten-Free)

Here is another yummy gluten-free cake perfect for Valentine’s Day and for anyone who loves poppy seeds and chocolate! It contains no white sugar or high-GI flour. If you are concerned with blood sugar spikes, please substitute erythritol for coconut sugar and use sugar-free chocolate. The cake gets more moist if you wrap the cake […]

Flourless Hazelnut Mascapone Chocolate Cake (Gluten-Free)

I created this cake for you to try for Valentine’s Day. It gets more moist and tastes better if you make the cake on the day before, wrap with plastic wrap and store at room temperature overnight. I roasted whole hazelnuts and ground them, but you can also use hazelnut meal as a shortcut. I […]

Peach Pudding Cake (Gluten-Free)

I made this cake in September when peaches were in season. I am sorry it took me so long to post this recipe. I seem to spend too much time on online health/spiritual seminars lately. Instead of using fresh peaches, however, you can use canned or frozen peaches or fresh or frozen mangoes. This cake […]

Apple Rum Raisin Cake (Gluten-Free, Low-GI)

This is a low-GI and gluten-free version of apple rum raisin cake that I came up with the other day. I used a gugelhupf (southern German, Austrian, Swiss and Alsatian Bundt cake) pan here, but you can just use a round 7-inch cake pan. If you’d like to lower the glycemic index, you can omit […]

Almond Rhubarb Cake (Gluten-Free, Low-GI)

I love making desserts using rhubarb when it is harvested in the late spring/early summer. I subscribe to organic vegetable deliveries from a local farmer between May and November and rhubarb is usually packed in the first delivery box. So for me rhubarb represents the beginning of a summer season with all the wonderful fresh […]

Gluten Free Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Poppy seed cake is my husband’s favorite cake and I always make one for his birthday. This is what I made for him this year. Gluten-free cakes tend to get dense and this cake rather has the consistency of a pudding cake, but it is good with some ice cream or whipped cream on top. […]

Flourless Hazelnut Chocolate Cake (Gluten-Free)

Since Valentine’s Day is approaching, I took a break from writing blog posts on our holiday in Rome and came up with a gluten-free flourless chocolate cake recipe. If you like, you could increase the amount of dark chocolate and decrease the amount of cocoa powder. You can also use almond meal instead of hazelnut […]

Nectarine and Blueberry Coffee Cake (Gluten-Free, Diabetic-Friendly)

I don’t make desserts very often at home and haven’t made anything for more than two months, so I decided to try something new while fresh summer fruits are abundant. Gluten-free flour contains a lot of high GI (glycemic index) rice flour, and it causes a rapid blood sugar spike. This is not ideal for […]

Sweet Potato and Yogurt Cake

This cake tastes like a light cheesecake but contains much less calories, sugar and fat than regular cheesecake. It is diabetic friendly (low-GI) and of course gluten-free. Ingredients: 10  oz (250 g) sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into 1 inch (2.5 cm) cubes 24 oz (700 g) Greek plain yogurt 2 eggs 2-5 Tbsp coconut […]