DailyDirt: Piece Of Cake
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For people who are trying to watch their waistline, cake is generally off-limits. Sure, there are ways to make cake “healthier” — for example, by using less sugar and substituting oil and butter with things like pureed fruit and vegetables or yogurt — but that cake just won’t be as satisfying as a rich and decadent piece of cake made the traditional way. Here’s some good news and a few examples of decadence taken to the next level.
- According to researchers from Tel Aviv University, you can lose weight by topping off a 600-calorie balanced breakfast with a piece of cake. Apparently, the key is to have sweets in the morning when the body’s metabolism is at its peak, then work off the extra calories during the rest of the day. Over 32 weeks, people who followed this diet actually lost 40 pounds more (and kept the weight off longer) than those who avoided eating sweets altogether. [url]
- A pastry chef in Wisconsin made a dessert version of a turducken and called it a “cherpumple.” The cherpumple consisted of a cherry pie, an apple pie, and a pumpkin pie — each baked within a cake. Then the cakes were stacked together and covered with frosting to form a giant 21-pound monster of a cake. [url]
- Mr. Kipling, a British baked-goods brand, is promoting its snap-pack “on-the-go” cake products with cake-dispensing posters. Specially converted poster sites will dispense free cake to the public, and some posters will also be sprayed with a special scent to emit the smell of cake. [url]
- To discover more food-related links, check out what’s floating around in StumbleUpon. [url]
By the way, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.