Breaking the Sugar Habit

It’s in our genes. The sweet tooth I mean. Oh, it’s actually sweet teeth! No meal of ours is complete without a dessert. Usually, people ask, “What’s for lunch/dinner?”, we ask, “What’s for desserts?” We are drawn to the taste of sweetness like bees to honey. Chocolates, cakes, ice creams, puddings, halwa, mithais, candies are always on our mind and we can have them anytime, anywhere.

We know that sugar translates into lots of empty calories and is certainly unhealthy, but still we are not able to curb our sweet cravings. Since we are devoted dessert-lovers, we decided to indulge our taste buds without worrying about calories and the health risks of sugar by changing the way we used sugar.

Yes, we opted for the healthier alternative to sugar which is Sugar Free.

Sugar Free is not only nutritious but allows us to relish the sweet desserts without any guilt trip. Just yesterday, I made a Fig Cake using Sugar Free and no marks for guessing that it was the best part of our meal. Don’t believe it? Try this recipe and decide it yourself.

Recipe for Sugar Free Fig Cake

  • Preparation Time : 10 Minutes Slide1
  • Cooking Time :  35 Minutes
  • Serves : 4


  • Butter : 55 grams
  • Sugar Free : 35 grams
  • Milk : 60 ml
  • All Purpose Flour : 70 grams
  • Baking Powder : 2 grams
  • Baking Soda : 2 grams
  • Dry Fig : 60 grams
  • Water : 60 ml
  • Walnuts and Cashew Nuts : 30 grams


  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC
  • Chop the figs into small pieces. In a pan add water, chopped figs and baking soda and bring it to a boil. On a slow flame, let it simmer till the mixture turns pulpy. Cool it and keep it aside.
  • Sift all purpose flour and baking powder and add butter, milk and Sugar Free. Beat the mixture with the hand help mixer until it turns soft and thick in consistency.
  • Fold in the fig pulp and walnuts/cashewnuts until just incorporated
  • Transfer the batter in a greased tin. I used paper baking pan.


  • Bake it at 160ºC for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan 15 minutes before unmolding cake onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • To serve, cut into slices.


We are breaking the sugar habit and switching to Sugar Free. Are you?

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15 thoughts on “Breaking the Sugar Habit

    • Aha! Go on and satisfy your taste buds, Nabanita. You deserve the sweets and you need to share with us too. How’s the lil one doing! God bless her 🙂

  1. The pics are very tempting shilpa, especially the last ones, looks quite neat and healthy. I have not attempted switching to sugar free; but definitely have reduced sugar in take, and its only me who is looking for a desert after a meal . must try this cake; thanks for sharing this ….receipe

  2. A fig cake! Wow! That’s adventurous! I have never gone beyond vanilla and chocolate!
    I used to take Sugar Free once upon a time. It tasted horrible. So I just cut my sugar instead. The downside is I can no longer eat those Mongini or Britannia cakes… they taste too sweet now! 😛

  3. Realisation is definitely the first step towards transformation. I haven’t baked a cake so far. But loved the sight of it. I will tip it over to my mother:)

  4. I am in love with your paper baking dish. Can I shop for them online?
    This is such an interesting combination of figs in a cake. Never tried them and I love the fact that it needs really simple ingredients.
    Though I am not a sugar-free fan, but yes, I’ll try it out with sugar this winter 🙂

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