Saturday, 28 February 2015

Orange Loaf Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting (Gluten-Free, Low Carb)


I love cake. I really, honestly and truly love cake.

In fact, if I had my way, it would be all that I'd eat. I'd be the size of a house but, heck, I'd sure be one happy house.

Thankfully, the genius people over at Sukrin have invented a cake mix which means I won't become the size of a house when I make cakes. Oh no.

I did feel a little bit like a cheat when I first tried Sukrin's incredible sugar and gluten-free cake mixes. However, they're such an easy, guilt-free way to enjoy cake, and they quickly won me over.

Although the mix can be adapted to include whatever flavourings you fancy (chocoholics, this means you!), it's easy peasy to throw together and is fantastic for anyone pressed for time. Of course, it's also ideal for those who aren't blessed with baking skills (I'm looking at my boyfriend right NOW).

Using one of the Sukrin free-from cake mixes, I whipped up this incredible Orange Loaf Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting. And, let me tell you, it tasted divine.



Packed with flavour, incredibly sweet (how do they do it when the cake mix is so low carb?) and moist as anything, I was seriously impressed by Sukrin's genius. I mean, how can you make such a scrumptious cake from sesame flour?

Have you ever cheated and used a cake mix?

Sam x

ORANGE LOAF CAKE WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING


Orange Loaf Cake

Ingredients:
1 packet Sukrin cake mix
75ml Lucy Bee coconut oil, melted
3 eggs
150ml water
Zest two oranges

For the orange sugar syrup:
Juice 3 oranges
3 tbsp Total Sweet xylitol

For the cream cheese frosting:
250g extra light cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla extract
200g Sukrin icing sugar

Method:

1) Preheat your oven to 180C then grease and line a loaf tin. Start by making your cake by mixing together the eggs, water and coconut oil. Mix in the cake mix and orange zest until smooth, then tip into the loaf tin and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until cooked through.

2) As the cake is baking, make your sugar syrup by heading together the ingredients on a medium heat until a thick syrup forms. Set aside.

3) Once your cake has cooked, prick it all over with a fork, then, using a pastry brush, liberally brush the sugar syrup over the top (you won't use all of it, but don't worry!). Leave to cool completely.

4) While the cake is cooling, beat together the ingredients for the cream cheese frosting until light and fluffy. Using a palette knife, spread over your cooled loaf cake, then cut into slices and enjoy.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Over 90 Items In This Week's High Street Hitlist


Yay, it's payday and it's Friday!!!

What more could a girl want? Hmmm... how about this week's High Street Hitlist?!

Get yourselves seated ladies because you are in for a treat this week. By the time you have scrolled all the way to the bottom of this long list of top notch fashion items you are going to be coveting loads!

There are so many fashion picks which we have got to share with you and some kickass dresses for you to rock this Spring/Summer.

Grab yourselves a cuppa and enjoy your weekly fashion fix......



TOPSHOP


yellow topshop jumper
Textured fisherman knit jumper, £36
patent black slipper shoes
Singapore patent slipper shoes, £26
ma1 green bomber jacket, khaki bomber jacket 2015,
MA1 bomber jacket, £55
white diamante dress, white bodycon dress topshop,
Embellished waist cut-out dress, £60
v-neck satin dress, flower a-line dress,
Flower satin A-line dress, £70
sailor dress, navy stripe white dress 2015,
Nautical stripe shift dress, £50
jacquard wrap midi skirt,
Jacquard flower wrap skirt, £65
jacquard blue shorts,
Vanessa jacquard shorts by Jovonna, £50
graphic tunic dress, print tunic dress 2015,
Stripe print tunic dress, £42
cream cotton top topshop, embroidered cream top,
Embroidered dobby top, £26
black suede tassel loafers, black suede shoes topshop,
Lisbon suede loafers, £32
wooden heel black sandals, topshop wooden heeled shoes,
Nelly strappy mid-heel sandals, £46
cream lace poncho
Stitch poncho top, £34
crystal playsuit, topshop black playsuit, smart black playsuit,
V-neck diamante playsuit, £49
topshop boutique black  dress, v neck black dress 2015,
Crepe layer pini dress by Boutique, £80
daisy print skirt
Daisy sequin mini skirt, £75
topshop black dress one shoulder,
Asymmetric cut-out dress by Boutique, £30
boutique trenchcoat, 2015 mac coat, 2015 topshop trenchcoat,
Ultimate canvas mac by Boutique, £175
navy silk dress 2015, boutique silk dress,
Panelled silk dress by Boutique, £85
topshop black baxter jeans review 2015,
MOTO washed black Baxter jeans, £40
green shiny dress 2015, topshop green and blue dress,
Shimmer bandage dress, £49
topshop white blazer review, white suit jacket 2015,
Premium suit jacket, £65
cream tulle embroidered skirt, topshop mesh cream skirt,
Mesh layered embroidered midi skirt, £55
white panel dress, white lace dress topshop,
Stripe lace skater dress, £34
black white print jumper, topshop black white jumper,
Monochrome tribal sweatshirt, £45
denim boilersuit, topshop denim boilersuit,
MOTO indigo utility boilersuit, £65
navy crochet dress,
Crochet border dress by Boutique, £65 
topshop pink jumper, pink long sleeve top,
Fine gauge crew neck jumper, £35
white blue flower print dress, white waisted flower dress,
Limited Edition daisy dress, £150
kurt geiger sandal, kurt geiger peach ankle strap,
Faye sandals by Miss KG, £70

ASOS


warehouse white blazer,
White tailored blazer, £75
vila navy coat,
Vila long line trenchcoat, £65
mustard shirt dress, mustard belted dress, monki mustard dress,
Monki utility dress (comes in other colours), £35
cheap monday denim skirt, grey denim skirt,
Cheap Monday denim pencil skirt, £50
pepe white sun dress, embroidered white summer dress 2015,
Pepe Jeans peasant dress, £80
elise ryan white lace dress, elise ryan white dress,
Elise Ryan drop waist shift dress with lace trim peplum (also comes in black), £52
yellow floral prom dress,
Jacquard prom bandeau midi dress, £95
frock frill peach dress,
Frock and Frill 2 in 1 embellished top midi dress with chiffon skirt, £135
full skirt with pockets, satin skirt with pockets, pink satin midi skirt,
Full satin debutante skirt, £54
blue dress with kimono sleeve,
Kimono sleeve dress in geo print, £32
long white crochet dress
Crochet midi dress with lace hem (also comes in black), £45
light blue long coat, first & i blue coat,
First & I duster coat, £32
asos white dress with pockets, navy and black dress with pockets,
ASOS WHITE midi dress in textured floral, £85
gestuz black dress with high neck, high neck black dress,
Gestuz Films dress, £69
pastel bomber jacket, ganni bomber jacket, peach bomber jacket, fluffy bomber jacket,
Ganni varsity bomber jacket, £200

RIVER ISLAND


striped river island dress, tied waist stripe dress, river island denim dress,
Denim stripe sleeveless wrap shirt dress, £35
peach river island top, embroidered mesh top,
Light pink caviar mesh top £28
grey mesh top river island
Grey caviar mesh top, £28
river island stripe dress, river island navy cream dress,
Cream and navy stripe bardot dress, £30
river island black long cami dress, black dress with thigh split,
Black sleeveless high neck maxi dress with side split, £38
river island yellow check skirt,
Yellow woven check midi skirt, £45
black river island shirt dress, designer forum shirt dress,
Design Forum motor print shirt dress, £75

WAREHOUSE


warehouse strap shoulder rust dress,
Gypsy shoulder tunic dress, £30
warehouse striped dress,
Stripe fit and flare dress, £45
warehouse black maxi dress,
Twist back maxi dress, £30
warehouse khaki dress,
Military shift dress, £45
black gypsy maxi dress, warehouse off shoulder black dress,
Gypsy style midi dress, £28
warehouse black cross strap dress, warehouse long black dress,
Strappy back detail maxi dress, £85
warehouse navy dress, navy shirt dress,
Belted shirt dress, £48

WHISTLES


grey whistles raincoat
Stutterheim for Whistles raincoat, £235
whistles black midi dress
Mavis midi jersey dress, £85
whistles white cut out dress,
Shivy wrap back shift dress, £110

REISS


reiss sheer black jumper,
Maja black sheer stripe jumper, £95
reiss navy dress, navy dress gold necklace,
Haze night navy chain-detail dress, £169
reiss gold skirt, reiss wrap skirt, reiss skirt pockets,
Virgo star metallic wrap style skirt, £95

FRENCH CONNECTION


french connection white midi dress,
Confetti drape dress (also comes in black), £110
french connection white jacket with black seam,
Deco preen zip jacket, £85
french connection black dress with embroidery,
Seychelles embroidered maxi dress, £250
french connection blue dress black strap
Edyta stretch halter neck dress, £130

TED BAKER


ted baker summer dress 2015,
Textured fit and flare dress, £229
ted baker dress white collar
Lace tunic dress, £149
ted baker skinny jeans, ted baker high waisted jeans,
High waisted jeans, £89

ZARA


zara cream dress with fringe, dress with fringed  hem,
Fringed dress, £39.99
zara green coat,
Drapey trenchcoat with striped lining, £59.99
zara patterned blouse,
Border print blouse, £29.99
zara cream dress with belt,
Woven belt dress, £39.99
zara long grey jacket,
Velour coat, £69.99
zara flared jeans,
Flared jeans, £29.99

& OTHER STORIES


stories pink dress, pink dress with open back,
Open-back dress, £65
stories black tee dress
T-shirt dress, £39
stories black pleat dress, black dress pleated,
Pleat detail dress, £65
stories lace midi dress, white lace midi dress,
Flower lace dress, £79
gold double ring with black stone
Double rhinestone ring, £12

DOROTHY PERKINS


dorothy perkins chiffon dress, dorothy perkins high neck black dress,
Mela black solid high neck dress, £28
dorothy perkins black maxi dress
Black t-shirt maxi dress (also comes in red), £16
girls on film black maxi dress,
Girls on Film lace back slit maxi dress, £45

MISS SELFRIDGE


miss selfridge cream embroidered shirt, cream embroidered shirt
Cream embroidered blouse, £35
white layered dress, miss selfridge white dress, white pencil dress,
Layer pencil dress, £45

COS


cos grey coat, cos grey parka, light grey parka,
Lightweight parka, £125
cos grey coat, cos light grey coat, light grey coat,
Long belted coat, £150
cos pink jumper, light pink jumper,
Fine-knit cotton jumper (other colours available), £49



Think we had better hide our purses because this week's hitlist has far too many items we need in our wardrobes. What shall we buy?!....


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