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Diabetic Cake Recipes

Delectable Diabetic Cake Recipes with SPLENDA® Sweeteners

May 26, 2015
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It’s a distressing statistic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “an estimated 29 million people are living with diabetes in the United States.” That number is a dramatic increase from 1980 when less than six million people were diagnosed with the disease.

Among the wealth of advice offered by CDC, they clearly state, “Learning how to eat right is an important part of controlling your diabetes…. And remember, eating healthy is not just for people with diabetes.”

You may be one of the millions who live with diabetes or know someone who does. Likewise, you may just want to lead a healthier lifestyle by changing the way you eat. Regardless, the information in this blog may be helpful.

Looking back at one of my earlier blogs, I talked about my family history of diabetes. In it, I wrote: “The bottom line is that my family history of diabetes is no doubt the most important when it comes to my personal health. That’s why I try to eat like I have diabetes.” To further explain that statement, whether or not there’s a family history of this disease, eating a healthful diet – like those recommended for individuals with diabetes – is a smart thing to do!

Limiting the type and amount of sweets and desserts consumed is important for anyone who wants to live a healthy lifestyle. Readily available nutrition information makes it easier to know what we are eating, and the availability of no calorie sweeteners can help satisfy the sweet tooth, without so many empty calories from sugar.

Let’s take cake for example. I love cake… one of my favorite desserts. Who doesn’t? With a few simple modifications in traditional recipes, you can have your cake and eat it too (although please be sure to still watch your portion size, since all cakes will have a reasonable amount of calories from other ingredients besides sugar)! If you love cake, you will want to check out some enticing cake recipes that are considered “diabetes friendly.”

Gingerbread Cake Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray Bundt pan with butter-flavored cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Pour applesauce, molasses, and vegetable oil into a large mixing bowl. Add eggs. Stir well.
  • Blend remaining dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Mix well.
  • Add dry ingredients to the applesauce mixture. Stir well.
  • Pour cake batter into prepared pan. Bake in preheated 350 degrees F oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean. Remove from oven. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack approximately 20 minutes. Invert cake onto serving plate. Serve warm or cool.

You can find a number of other delicious lower sugar cake recipes that use SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated. Many recipes also use SPLENDA® Sugar Blend Products that are a mix of SPLENDA® Brand Sweetener (sucralose) and sugar (white or brown), which provide only half the calories and carbohydrate of full sugar. They provide the rise, spread, browning and other properties of full sugar making them ideal for creating moist cakes and chewy cookies.

Check out the following recipes that fall in the “diabetes friendly” group. Give them a try…they’re a piece of cake!

Check out more diabetic-friendly recipes of all kinds (not just cakes) at Splenda Recipes.

Sue Taylor is a consulting nutritionist with more than 35 years of experience. She is passionate about sharing her nutrition knowledge and fondness for good, healthy food. Sue will put relevant information in consumer terms and provide valuable perspective to clear up misinformation and confusion about nutrition and food safety.

May 26, 2015  |  POSTED BY: Sue Taylor, MS  |  IN: Diabetes Management, Cooking & Baking

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