The Award for Best Gluten Free Carrot Cake Goes To…

The Woods Café at Cardinham Woods in Bodmin! This is a favourite spot for us – my husband cycles the mountain bike trails while I go for a 6 km jog with the dog and then we reward ourselves with coffee and cake in one of the prettiest cafés to be found in Cornwall . There’s a fire to sit by in the winter indoors and plenty of seating outside too for those warmer days.

woods cafe cake

They always have a couple of gluten free options, my husband loves the carrot cake, it’s so delicious, you wouldn’t believe it’s gluten free! The gluten free brownies are also a strong contender. Recently they started baking some vegan options (also suitable for a paleo diet) and I just can’t resist the chocolate coconut balls (you can see them just on the left of the photo). At our last visit I tried the vegan chocolate nut bar which was delicious too.

It’s so nice to see somewhere catering for all sorts of dietary needs with home-baked goodies. They don’t just bake cakes, there are plenty of savoury options if you don’t have such a sweet tooth but it takes someone extremely strong-willed not to be tempted with such an amazing cake counter!





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