Let in the warmth of 2017 with our top 5 diabetes-friendly cakes!

Who says people with diabetes can’t savor delicious cakes this holiday season?
Grab your ingredients and get baking!

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Here are our top picks, especially for you!

1. SUGAR-FREE LEMON DRIZZLE CAKE
Enjoy this tea-time mouth watering cake with such delicious aromas.

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Nutritional Values:              

Energy

Protein

Fat

Carbs

Sugar

280kcal

5.4gm

14g

44.3gm

1.2gm

Cooking time:  1.2 hours

Ingredients:

  • 225g self-raising flour, sifted
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 225g – sugarfree/stevia(natural sweeteners)
  • 2 lemon zest only
  • 2 large eggs- room temperature
  • 125ml sunflower oil
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 200g 0% fat  yogurt
    Drizzle : 
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • 50g stevia/sugarfree

Method: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160C fan/ Gas 4. Grease and line a 1.2 litre loaf tin (22cm x 13cm width, 7cm depth) with baking parchment. Mix together the flour, baking powder, sugar-free capsules powdered and lemon zest in a large bowl.
  2. Mix the eggs, sunflower oil, milk and yoghurt together in a separate bowl or jug and stir them into the flour mixture.
  3. Spoon into a tin and smooth the surface. Transfer to the oven immediately, bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 1 hour – 1 hour 10 mins. Check after 50 mins, if the cake is becoming too dark, cover loosely with foil.
  4. Just before the end of cooking time, make the drizzle by heating the lemon juice and xylitol. Stir over a low heat until the xylitol has dissolved. Once the cake is cooked, take it out of the oven and pour over the drizzle.
  5. Cool in the tin before turning it out.

source: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/

2. SUGAR-FREE CHOCOLATE CAKE
Add some fruits, and use good quality dark chocolate with high cocoa content. It’s simple yet delicious!

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Nutritional Values:

Energy

Protein

Fat

Carbs

Sugar

167kcal

5.03gm

12.34g

9.83gm

9.13gm

 Cooking time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp sunflower oil
  • 80g ground almonds
  • 3 heaped tsp cocoa powder
  • 1 level tsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 50ml sunflower oil
  • 100g Greek yogurt

Method:

  1. Grease an 18cm round cake tin with the sunflower oil and line the base with baking parchment. Preheat the oven to 180°c/gas 4.
  2. Add the ground almonds to a bowl and sift in the cocoa powder and baking powder (or gluten-free, if desired).
  3. Add the egg yolks to another bowl and beat for a minute then add the caster sugar, vanilla extract and sunflower oil and beat well.
  4. Add the Greek yoghurt to the egg yolk mix and continue beating until well blended.
  5. In a separate bowl beat the egg whites until fluffy and forming a peak. Stir the almonds, cocoa powder and baking powder into the egg yolks and mix well. Gently fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture until it all becomes chocolate coloured.
  6. Spoon into the cake tin. Bake for 20-24 minutes until the cake is firm, allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes. Remove from the tin and allow to cool on a wire rack.

source: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/

 3.  APPLE AND CINNAMON CAKE

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Nutritional Values:

Energy

Protein

Fat

Carbs

Sugar

185kcal

5.1gm

8g

22.1gm

12.1gm

 Cooking time: 1 hour

Ingredients: 

  • 100g plain flour
  • 1 heaped tbsp artificial granulated sweetener
  • 1 level tsp ground cinnamon
  • 6g baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 level tbsp skimmed milk
  • 75g lower-fat spread, melted
  • 1kg apples
  • 1 knob of unsaturated margarine eg- olive oil or sunflower spread, for greasing

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas 6.
  2. Sift the flour into a bowl, add the artifical sweetener, baking powder and cinnamon into the flour and mix.
  3. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and add the eggs and the milk. Whisk and add in the melted butter.
  4. Peel and core the apples and remove the seeds. Cut them into large slices. Add the apple slices to the mixture and fold in gently.
  5. Grease a cake tin (around 23cm in diameter) with the knob of margarine. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake in the oven for 35 minutes.
  6. Turn out onto a cooling rack. Leave to cool and serve.

Source: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/

4. HAZELNUT COFFEE CAKE
Featuring a toasted-hazelnut topping and a sweet chocolate swirl, this warm homemade coffee cake is delicious for dessert or breakfast. Plus, the diabetes-friendly cake contains only 23 carb grams per serving.

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Picture courtesy: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/hazelnut-latte-cake

Nutritional Values:

Energy

Protein

Fat

Carbs

Sugar

170kcal

3gm

7g

23gm

10gm

Cooking time: 1.2 hours

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar or brown sugar substitute* equivalent to 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon 60 to 70 percent tub-style vegetable oil spread
  • 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted**
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour***
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar or sugar substitute blend* equivalent to 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Method: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x9x2-inch stone or metal baking pan; set aside. For topping: In a small bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Using a pastry blender, cut in vegetable oil spread until mixture is crumbly. Stir in hazelnuts. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a small bowl, combine egg, sour cream, the water, and oil. Add to flour mixture; stir just until combined. Place 1/2 cup of the batter into a clean small bowl. Stir in cocoa powder, milk, and vanilla until smooth. Spoon the light-color batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly (batter will be shallow in the pan). Spoon chocolate batter in small mounds over batter in pan. Using a thin metal spatula, slightly marble batters. Sprinkle with topping.
  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes; serve warm. Makes 12 servings.

Source: http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/

5. APPLE DATE CAKE
A cake that melts in your mouth and brings on the freshness of apples and sweetness of dates!

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Nutritional Values:

Energy

Protein

Fat

Carbs

Sugar

179kcal

3gm

7g

27gm

12.1gm

 Ingredients:

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 2/3 cup chopped pitted dates
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup coarsely shredded peeled cooking apple
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar*
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat an 8x8x2-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan combine milk, dates, and salt; heat until steaming. Remove from heat. Stir in apple and vanilla; cool. Add egg and oil; stir until combined. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl stir together pecans, brown sugar, butter, the 1 teaspoon flour, and the cinnamon; set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl whisk together the 1 1/2 cups flour, the baking powder, and baking soda. Add milk mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until combined. Spoon batter into the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle evenly with pecan mixture.
  5. Bake about 25 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool slightly. Cut into 12 pieces and serve warm.

Source: http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/recipes/


What are you waiting for? 2017 is around the corner so don’t keep your family waiting ! Enjoy!

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