Cookbook giveaway – Clean Cakes

If you enjoy baking as well as experimenting with new and alternative ingredients, you may be interested in Henrietta Inman’s new cookbook, Clean Cakes: Delicious Patisserie Made with Whole, Natural and Nourishing Ingredients and Free from Gluten, Dairy and Refined Sugar. It provides a wealth of ideas for cooking everything from spectacular cakes, energy-boosting muffins and wholesome loaves to raw desserts and scrumptious tarts and pies, with distinctive flavour combinations and original twists on established classics.

Henrietta embraces nutritious whole food ingredients that are unprocessed, unrefined, natural, seasonal and local wherever possible. The first section shows how to stock your Clean Cakes larder, as well as including foundation recipes such as cashew cream and homemade chocolate and jam. You can try two recipes from the book that are available now on the EYB blog.

We’re delighted to offer five copies of the cookbook to EYB Members Worldwide. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

Which healthy ingredient do you most like to incorporate into your desserts?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won’t be counted. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends June 23, 2016.

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  • Seren_Ann  on  May 26, 2016

    I would say cakes with fruits or vegetables incorporated in them, so carrots, courgettes, beetroots or bananas for example.

  • ravensfan  on  May 26, 2016


  • t.t  on  May 26, 2016

    I'm a great fan of adding fruits or vegetables (e.g. zucchini bread, banana bread, etc.).

  • sarahawker  on  May 26, 2016

    Coconut flour

  • nellybligh  on  May 26, 2016

    I love using coconut sugar – a lovely caramel flavour & so much better for your blood sugar levels.

  • JanScholl  on  May 27, 2016

    I try to use only organics and get as close to vegan as I can. I make a mean black bean brownie with no sugar, no flour and fresh Michigan walnuts.

  • GillB  on  May 27, 2016

    I love using grains- in crusts and fillings

  • Orielle  on  May 27, 2016


  • ndyson  on  May 27, 2016

    Organic whole foods.

  • vickster  on  May 27, 2016

    Different grains like buckwheat and rye flour

  • meggan  on  May 27, 2016

    I always use organic cane sugar which tastes so much better than conventional and is healthier ( a little at least!) for you.

  • Sfgordon  on  May 27, 2016

    I've recently been on a gluten free/few grains diet and I have enjoyed using alternative flours like coconut flour, almond meal and polenta in baking.

  • lauriesk  on  May 27, 2016

    I incorporate olive oil into a lot of my baked goods.

  • sgump  on  May 27, 2016

    I love to replace as much fat (butter or oil) as I can in baked goods with applesauce (or pureed carrots, or pureed prunes).

  • Zosia  on  May 28, 2016


  • djoh437938  on  May 28, 2016


  • ChefClaireFVS  on  May 28, 2016

    in baked goods I love adding almond or other nut flours in place if wheat flour.

  • juazella  on  May 29, 2016

    I love to sneak in veggies (carrots, zucchini, squash, etc) when I can!

  • lils74  on  May 29, 2016

    I like to add honey, and nuts.

  • tangaloor  on  May 29, 2016


  • katieate  on  May 29, 2016

    Fruit and nuts are great to add to sweet treats to make them healthier.

  • CLeonard  on  May 29, 2016

    Quinoa, coconut milk, banana, ground flax, nutritional yeast

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  May 29, 2016

    I really like using walnuts and beets in my desserts.

  • KZielke  on  May 29, 2016

    Fresh fruit.

  • deucemom  on  May 29, 2016

    I have just found coconut sugar – do you consider that healthy?

  • willowglen  on  May 30, 2016

    Usually nuts or berries ; but I also like recipes that use lemons or beets.

  • bopper  on  May 30, 2016

    bananas if I can

  • echilt5  on  May 31, 2016


  • bevie19  on  May 31, 2016

    coconut sugar!!

  • vinochic  on  June 1, 2016

    raw cacao

  • sabrina7  on  June 2, 2016


  • ballen  on  June 2, 2016


  • tarae1204  on  June 3, 2016

    I love finding unexpected vehicles for baking with chocolate like avocados and plaintains!

  • Mayandbill  on  June 4, 2016

    I like to sneak in vegetables like grated courgette, beetroot or even parsnip.

  • megweaves  on  June 4, 2016

    Almond flour.

  • Jenmarie24  on  June 5, 2016

    Palm shortening – it's great to have that option!

  • DesiKim  on  June 5, 2016


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  • matag  on  June 7, 2016


  • sbh2006  on  June 10, 2016

    I love baking with fresh veggies (various types of squash) and use fat-free Greek yogurt in place of sour cream / mayo.

  • Lollymac  on  June 11, 2016

    I've just started using buckwheat flour and I think it's fantastic.

  • pandapotamus  on  June 11, 2016


  • trudys_person  on  June 12, 2016

    Well, healthy is a relative term. Butter is better than some other fats, but I also use olive oil in some baked goods. Buttermilk, whole grains/whole grain flours, nuts …

  • carolienbell  on  June 13, 2016

    coconut oil, because it makes everything better!

  • Sergeant123  on  June 13, 2016

    Peaches. They are versatile and even grilled peaches are so enjoyable. Something about peaches just makes me happy.

  • ACoeliacKid  on  June 14, 2016

    Coconut sugar, as it adds real flavour to gluten free baking.

  • Hihelen  on  June 15, 2016

    Replacing sugar with pureed fruit

  • percussion03  on  June 15, 2016


  • sharifah  on  June 16, 2016

    vegetables – courgettes, carrots, beetroot…

  • hopezibah  on  June 17, 2016

    I've recently discovered cacao powder and cacao nibs and love using that.

  • hrhacissej  on  June 17, 2016


  • sandiemidd  on  June 18, 2016

    I love using lemons and oranges, they add such a wonderful flavour to cakes. My favourite cake is orange and almond cake, .. it uses pulped, whole oranges and almond flour instead of wheat flour.

  • SLane  on  June 18, 2016

    I love using medjool dates – they're so beautifully sticky & sweet !

  • Titch  on  June 19, 2016

    Has to be fruit for me too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sofie168  on  June 19, 2016

    Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains

  • jd5761  on  June 19, 2016

    blueberries would be my favourite fruit to add

  • BakerMN86  on  June 21, 2016

    I've been experimenting with "alternative" flours. Sometimes a challenge, but it's been fun!

  • cookbookworm  on  June 22, 2016

    Caraway seeds

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