Canderel Sugarly Taste Test Challenge – Includes Lemon & Blueberry Cheesecake and Vanilla & Raspberry Cupcake recipes


Mindlab International recently conducted a study on the brain activity of a group of participants when they were faced with treats prepared with sweetener and with sugar. Results showed that in a number of tests, the participants actually found the treats prepared with sweetener more desirable and in all other measures of brain activity, the sweetener performed just as well as the sugar.

So, Canderel challenged Motherhood Diaries to make two batches of the Lemon & Blueberry Cheesecake and two batches of the Vanilla & Raspberry Cupcakes, where one batch contained sweetener and the other with sugar. The test was to find out whether my family could, (a) tell the difference and (b) prefer the taste of either sugar or sweetener. So, let the challenges begin!

Lemon & Blueberry Cheesecake recipe


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Raspberry and Vanilla Cupcakes recipe


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The verdict

It was a unanimous verdict. Canderel Sugarly won! Using Canderel Sugarly meant I used half of the quantity of sugar and the sweetness still shone through in both of the above recipes. Plus, they weren’t as sickly sweet as the sugar alternatives, which meant that Canderel Sugarly is just as good a contender in decadent desserts than using normal caster sugar.

Thoroughly enjoyed the Canderel Taste Test and I urge you to give it a try. Swap your sugar ingredients for Canderel Sugarly and remember to use only half the amount because it’s very sweet!

Disclaimer – Canderel supplied the recipe and ingredients to make each of the recipes, but opinions are 100% our own

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Leyla Preston (597 Posts)

Leyla Preston is the owner and Editor of Motherhood Diaries global magazine for parents. Leyla is a busy mother of two even busier boys; Aron, 8, and Aidan, 7. When Leyla isn’t feeding, managing a gazillion tasks or cleaning the infinite mess at home, she is busy working on this magazine and a new cooking channel coming very soon – no rest for the wicked! You can follow Leyla on Twitter (@M_Diaries) or join the busy Motherhood Diaries Facebook group where all mums get together and share stories and solutions with one another: