While a spoonful of sugar may well help the medicine go down, it seems that as a society we may have lost the run of ourselves with our sweet tooth. Nowadays, whether it’s a move to be a little bit healthier, or a concern about diabetes, we are all becoming more aware of our sugar intake in what we purchase in pre-prepared foods.

However, what about our home bakers? There are so many sugar alternatives these days with different properties, it’s difficult to choose and not all ingredients work the same way. So, what was once an amazing cake can become a sorry experiment when trying to avoid sugar