The complexity involved in putting together a beautiful, wholesome, delicious meal requires an understanding of the food and ingredients being used. There must be balance and everything on the plate should complement one another.
Women are complex beings, we have so many layers that make us who we are, yet we are expected to look beautiful, be in the best moods, say the right things and be perfect at everything. In reality, a lot of women “mask” their true persona behind a façade…..not a sustainable way to live by any means.
Like a great meal, women should be free to be themselves, be comfortable in their own skin and free to be accepted just as they are.
Today’s recipes will focus on the beauty of naked cakes. Think shabby chic, elegant yummines….yes I know…..that’s a lot of paradoxes but when you try these recipes, I know that you will come round.
The Classic White cake:
This cake is simple and unpretentious with mild hints of vanilla and almond it envelops you in its subtle fluffiness. It’s quit easy to throw together too. You can find full directions here
To garnish you can use some whipped cream and any assortment of preferred fruits or chocolate scattered over the top.
Orange Syrup Cake
This baked yummy appears to be plain but is packed with flavour and texture. This dense moist cake will pair well with a generous scoop of ice cream or can be enjoyed on its own. Addiction alert: Be sure not be left alone with this cake! Find the full guide for making this cake here
NOTE: If you have orange syrup to hand already, then like I did, you may decide to skip making the candied oranges and use fresh oranges to garnish your cake.
Let’s take a walk on the spicy side, shall we? How about a Spiced Apple Caramel Cake? Dense, dark, moist and riveting, it will be way to Hoover this cake unaided! You have been warned, follow this recipe and adjust the quantities accordingly. Omit the butter cream frosting, drizzle salted caramel over the cake and voila!
Enjoy unmasking the inner cake in you.