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Cutie Pop Cake Pops

March 9, 2016

“I love my mum”

Dear Kamaria’s Kitchen,

I have been suffering from anorexia and I am not happy with what I have done to my body.  My mum is devastated but together we have been trying to get through it all.  To make me feel more comfortable she doesn’t put out cakes and stuff like that during family get togethers.  She has done so much for me so for Mother’s Day I want to surprise her and eat cake in front of her or with her.  It has to be a cake I make myself, there can’t be much to it but please could you give me a recipe that doesn’t look plain.  I want it to be special but not too daunting.

Dear Thoughtful Baker,

I think this is a fabulous idea and very brave of you.  This is also a very good idea for other anorexia sufferers who could use mini challenges such as these involving loved ones to motivate them to make changes for the better.  I was very excited about this challenge because I immediately thought of a gift I received for my birthday, cake pop moulds.  Cake pops are miniature cakes that can be eaten in one mouthful.  They are quick to make and though small still allow lots of creativity.  I have designed a recipe in which you can control the sweetness and looks and tastes appetizing so you can still enjoy the benefits of a sweet dish.  You can have your cake and eat it.  Be brave, what you are doing is an incredible thing and is one of the most sincere gifts you could give your mother.  Good luck and let me know how it goes.

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Recipe & Method:

  1. In a mixing bowl beat one egg, 60g butter and 1 tbsp honey.
  2. When well mixed add 60g self raising white flour.
  3. The sweetness from the honey is enough so now you can add the flavouring.  If you do not want to add any more flavour you do not have to.  Take your time.
  4. If you do want to add more flavour and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract.
  5. Mix well and then add 1/4 tsp baking powder.
  6. Divide the batter into a cake pop container holding up to 30 cake pops.
  7. Heat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.  You can check to see if the pops are ready if when pricked with a tooth pick the center comes out clean.
  9. Leave the cake pops to cool when removed from the oven.
  10. Honey is a healthy sugar substitute so if you do not want to decorate your pops with icing sugar you can decorate them with honey or nothing at all.  I used icing sugar on some, honey on some others and even heart sprinkles for appearance.  All taste delightful and all are easy to eat though the hearts were a little tricky.  Providing different toppings is a great way for you not to fill pressured, plain or decorated these are lovely joys to share with your mum.
  11. Smile, the first steps are always the hardest.

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Honey benefits:

  • Honey is a natural sugar.
  • Honey is a great source for carbohydrates.
  • Honey can help your digestive system and is an anti oxidant.
  • Honey does wonders for sore throats.  Honey, lemon and hot water is a common flu remedy.

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2 Comments
  1. Lizzle permalink

    Awesome recipe and advice, something that I’ll be trying out at work. I work with young women, some of whom are recovering from eating disorders. This recipe is a great practical way to introduce having fun cooking cakes, something that could be quite difficult. Thanks Safiya, God bless you and the awesome baker who asked Xx

    • No problem,

      I am delighted that my recipe might be able to reach out and help more people. I must keep the identities anonymous but I am sure the person will be pleased to know. By all means share the good news and if any of these young women would like to contact me they are more than welcome.

      🙂

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