There are a few problems with this though... We shouldn't really eat that many cakes and biscuits, and unfortunately for me, I'm also lactose intolerant. This got me thinking about some healthy, dairy-free recipes!
I love Harry Eastwood's book 'Red Velvet, Chocolate Heartache'. Just looking at the cake pictured on the front. It makes you want to indulge in the naughty-ness of cake!
Luckily for me, Harry Eastwood is the 'Eat Yourself Thin' chef who watches our waistlines in her recipes! A lot of the cake recipes in this book feature vegetables instead of butter, milk or extra sugar! Healthy and dairy free?! Surely these cakes can't be edible!
The thing is, they are! I regularly use recipes from here, and 'forget' to tell my fiancee that there is courgette in them, and he eats them up, compliments them and is none-the-wiser! When he does find out, he feels as though he has been tricked! And hates to admit that he actually enjoyed them!
Here is on of the finished items: Carrot cake!
For the icing, I chose not to use butter, and used lacto-free cream cheese instead of philadelphia!
There is a fabulous blog that shares lots of amazing lacto-free recipes. They even featured a banana cake I made from one of Harry Eastwood's recipes: