HEALTH

Who says cake can’t be healthy? Here, we reveal the tasty alternatives to the most popular sweet treats

Toppings and fillings can add calories, fat and sugar, so keep it simple with a dusting of icing sugar; this has 20 calories per teaspoon, compared with 165 calories in two tablespoons of butter icing. Instead of whipped double cream, try low-fat cream cheese mixed with a tablespoon of maple syrup. Use mashed fresh berries instead of jam.

Whatever you’ve heard, sugar is sugar whether it’s granulated, syrup or honey — a teaspoon of any of them contains the same calories and your body processes it in the same way. Use a granulated sweetener such as Splenda to cut calories and sugar, or replace sugar with fruit.

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