Sugar Free Blood Orange Cake

I seem to have been a little presumptuous with the weather in my last post. Winter seems to be back with a bang. There was a thick frost again this morning. All those poor little snowdrops getting all confused, they’d been so excited to see the sunlight, only for it to smack them in the face with an icy frost. My tulips that were starting to bulb seemed to have hit the pause button, teasing me with an inch of their green stalks. Hovering above the soil in their pot, waiting for definite confirmation that spring is in fact, definitely on its way, and not just being a big old tease that is the British weather sometimes.

This is the first year in 4 years that I have been in the UK for the whole winter. I was not happy at the thought of that back in September. Wishing I was on a beach or in the mountains. However it has succeeded all my expectations, and I’m pretty happy we stayed put. British winters are glorious, and remind me of all the reasons why I love my country.

Plus, having a base here meant I found time to start Rough Measures. I’m so glad I did. It’s given me some focus, a bit of purpose too. I’ve met lots of new people since starting this blog, and I love hearing feedback from people about my recipes. It’s also opened up some new doors; writing reviews for websites, and working with local businesses.

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23 thoughts on “Sugar Free Blood Orange Cake

    1. Thanks Lucy! It is tricky sometimes, light is definitely not on my side! Gotta make the most of the 2ish hours that sunlight seems to leak into the boat! x

  1. Wow wow wow!!! This looks amazing Sus! I wish I could take a bite of it right now! Such an amazing and creative recipe too, I love it! 🙂

    1. Hey Deborah, I haven’t tried it with other fruit but would imagine normal oranges would work just fine. Maybe even a moist, soft fruit like peach or nectarine too? Let me know how you get on!

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