Life’s too short to feel guilty about eating cake – but if you’re feasting on baked goodies full of butter, cream and chocolate, you’ll soon notice the downside. For many years diet gurus have advocated low-fat and low-calorie baking methods such as using margarines, low-fat products and artificial sweeteners. But many people find these versions bland and tasteless, and worry about the preservatives and additives in the ingredients. Gee Charman is from the new school of low-fat and low-calorie cooking. Focusing on using healthy ingredients with fantastic flavours, as well as ‘good’ fats that actually help you to lose weight, she gives you cakes and cookies, tarts and tray bakes, and fondants and frostings that you can eat to your heart’s content. Try Chocolate Cupcakes, for example, made with a delicious dark chocolate and avocado frosting (full of healthy flavanols and essential fatty acids), use tofu to create a soft, creamy Raspberry Ripple Cheesecake, or add rosemary to a low-fat Plum & Almond Tart to make it taste divine. Whether you want to whip up a simple treat for a rainy day, create a show-stopping spread for a party, or enjoy a romantic, indulgent dessert, this book will show you how you can have your cake and eat it!