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    Does anyone have a recipe for a sugar-free cake. Two birthdays coming up for diabetic daughters. Sure would like to bake them a cake. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivepaws
    Does anyone have a recipe for a sugar-free cake. Two birthdays coming up for diabetic daughters. Sure would like to bake them a cake. Thanks
    Perhaps take a look at the Diabetes Association website?
    Also, Splenda will likely have some recipes.
    And of course Google ... I just put in sugar free cake recipes ... and a gazillion links came up! :)

    Happy Birthday 5Paws DDs!

    (and you know the story, please share your Recipe Reviews once you've made them!)

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    You can EXCHANGE regular sugar for SPLENDA equally.

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    Thanks for your suggestion. Doesn't Splenda change the texture? Does it cook successfully?

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    Betty Crocker or Pilsbury (or one of the cake mix makers) have a a box mix that is sugar free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivepaws
    Thanks for your suggestion. Doesn't Splenda change the texture? Does it cook successfully?
    Please read the info on the Splenda site re baking.

    While splenda exchanges equally for sugar in some things ... Splenda has specific instructions re baking, and I believe it is advised that you do NOT switch it automatically ... and only use recipes designed for splenda when it comes to baked goods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivepaws
    Thanks for your suggestion. Doesn't Splenda change the texture? Does it cook successfully?
    It certainly does - the cake won't rise properly, the texture is tough and gummy and it won't brown. At least that's my experience. Didn't like it at all.

    The makers of Splenda have a lot of hints for baking cakes, the main one of which is not to replace more than half of the sugar in the recipe with Splenda. Of course, they are trying to sell their Splenda Blend for Baking, but I've never used it. Check out their website for all their other hints like using dry milk powder in the recipe, and others.

    I am diabetic, too, so when I go to a family birthday party, I just don't eat many carbs all day, kind of saving my day's carb count for dessert. Then I go ahead and have a piece of cake (small and icing scraped off) and, so far, it works for me.

    However, you should keep in mind that, even if you do eliminate the sugar, there are loads of carbs in the flour in the cake, and that must be taken into account. Sugar-free does not mean carb-free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marymac628
    Betty Crocker or Pilsbury (or one of the cake mix makers) have a a box mix that is sugar free.
    The ones I've seen aren't sugar free, they are reduced sugar and the carb count is not all that different from regular mixes.

    Just like "no sugar added" ice cream - the carb count is almost the same as regular ice cream. Always have to read labels.

    I found out from reading labels that sugar-free Cool Whip has one MORE carb than regular Cool Whip, and doesn't taste as good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol's Quilts
    Quote Originally Posted by fivepaws
    Thanks for your suggestion. Doesn't Splenda change the texture? Does it cook successfully?
    It certainly does - the cake won't rise properly, the texture is tough and gummy and it won't brown. At least that's my experience. Didn't like it at all.

    The makers of Splenda have a lot of hints for baking cakes, the main one of which is not to replace more than half of the sugar in the recipe with Splenda. Of course, they are trying to sell their Splenda Blend for Baking, but I've never used it. Check out their website for all their other hints like using dry milk powder in the recipe, and others.

    I am diabetic, too, so when I go to a family birthday party, I just don't eat many carbs all day, kind of saving my day's carb count for dessert. Then I go ahead and have a piece of cake (small and icing scraped off) and, so far, it works for me.

    However, you should keep in mind that, even if you do eliminate the sugar, there are loads of carbs in the flour in the cake, and that must be taken into account. Sugar-free does not mean carb-free.
    Oops!!! I forgot the carb. bit. The girls are both grown women. One has been insulin dependent since 18, the other has adult onset Has to watch her diet but is only on meds. Thank you sooo much for your advice.

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    Pillsbury has a chocolate and yellow sugar free cake mix.
    The sugar free frosting is good too. They also make
    sugar free brownies. I used the yellow cake mix and added
    banana's for Banana cake, used it along with splenda brown
    sugar and pineapple for pineapple upside down cake.
    There are also recipes using diet flavor soda.
    Lynda

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    My husband is diabetic, and I've been "battling the bulge" since birth. DO NOT USE SPLENDA - it's like pouring carcinogenic chemicals into your body. I have some organic recipes that use brown rice syrup, agave, or honey, but these will also raise sugar levels. I stick with stevia, a natural plant that sweetens, and it's manufactured under the name of Truvia. You can buy it in both forms of packets or to measure out by the cupful.
    Here's a cheesecake recipe that I've been making for years:

    3 packages of cream cheese softened (8 oz. pkg)
    1 pint of sour cream
    4 eggs
    3/4 cup stevia (1 cup sugar if using for "regular folks")
    1 tsp. vanilla

    Mix all ingredients together and bake in an 8" x 10" glass pan placed in 1/4-inc water in a roasting pan. Bake at 350 degrees for an hour; turn oven off and leave in the oven for another hour. If you find the top turns brown and gets a tough "skin" on top, lessen the time left in the oven.
    I usually make only half the recipe, since we can't eat the whole thing in a timely fashion. Just cut back the cooking time/waiting in oven time.

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    Take an Angel Food cake mix , add a can of crushed pineapple and mix together . Put it in a cake pan and bake as directed on the box.do not grease pan. Top with whipped cream
    This is my favorite diabetic cake. Pickle

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    Quote Originally Posted by apronlady
    My husband is diabetic, and I've been "battling the bulge" since birth. DO NOT USE SPLENDA - it's like pouring carcinogenic chemicals into your body. I have some organic recipes that use brown rice syrup, agave, or honey, but these will also raise sugar levels. I stick with stevia, a natural plant that sweetens, and it's manufactured under the name of Truvia. You can buy it in both forms of packets or to measure out by the cupful.
    Here's a cheesecake recipe that I've been making for years:

    3 packages of cream cheese softened (8 oz. pkg)
    1 pint of sour cream
    4 eggs
    3/4 cup stevia (1 cup sugar if using for "regular folks")
    1 tsp. vanilla

    Mix all ingredients together and bake in an 8" x 10" glass pan placed in 1/4-inc water in a roasting pan. Bake at 350 degrees for an hour; turn oven off and leave in the oven for another hour. If you find the top turns brown and gets a tough "skin" on top, lessen the time left in the oven.
    I usually make only half the recipe, since we can't eat the whole thing in a timely fashion. Just cut back the cooking time/waiting in oven time.
    I use stevia and love it. Thanks so much for the recipe. I will try it soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cairns
    Pillsbury has a chocolate and yellow sugar free cake mix.
    The sugar free frosting is good too. They also make
    sugar free brownies. I used the yellow cake mix and added
    banana's for Banana cake, used it along with splenda brown
    sugar and pineapple for pineapple upside down cake.
    There are also recipes using diet flavor soda.
    Lynda
    I'm going to have to check my stores. The last time I looked (which was quite a while ago), there were no sugar free mixes at all

    I have tried ready-baked sugar-free goods, but they are sweetened with either sorbitol or mannitol, both of which give me terrible diarrhea (digestive upset).

    Diabetic candy does the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pickle
    Take an Angel Food cake mix , add a can of crushed pineapple and mix together . Put it in a cake pan and bake as directed on the box.do not grease pan. Top with whipped cream
    This is my favorite diabetic cake. Pickle
    If you are talking about regular angel food cake mix, it is most definitely not a diabetic cake. Angel food has more sugar than flour in it and the flour is loaded with carbs, as does the juice in the pineapple.

    Diabetics have to watch carbohydrate intake, not just sugar. Sugar is just one of the carbs.

    Angel food cake is cholesterol free because it has no egg yolks in it, but it is not sugar free.

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    There are sugar free cake mixes now at your grocery store.

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    here is a recipe from diabetic desserts,
    zucchini spice bundt cake
    1 pkg. spice cake mix
    1 cup water
    3/4 c. cholesterol free egg substitute
    1 medium zucchini shredded
    3 tbls. chopped walnuts
    3/4 tsp. vanilla
    1/4 c.powered sugar
    1 to 2 tsp. fat free skim milk
    3 tbls. chopped walnuts.
    preheat oven to 325 degrees, spray 12 cup bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray,
    combine cake mix, water,egg sub. and oil in large bowl. mix according to pkg directions. stir in zucchini,, walnuts ,vanilla. pour into pan bake 45 min.or until toothpick comes out clean. cool 10 min.in pan , turn out onto rack. blend powdered sugar and milk , pour over cake. hope this works for you. if not let me know i have more i can send you.

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    I stick with stevia, a natural plant that sweetens, and it's manufactured under the name of Truvia. You can buy it in both forms of packets or to measure out by the cupful.
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    Truvia is no longer a natural product. It only has a trace of Stevia in it, chemically removed, just to be able to claim it's "natural" and to work on the sales trick trick to be able to make it sound like Stevia.

    Always read labels.

    Both my daughters are adult and diabetic. When they visit we stick more to the Dr. Adkins type of diets, with lots and lots of greens. As a family we eat a lot of salads and always have. Just a plain piece of fruit, with tiny bits of other fruits with them make nice desserts.

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    Walmart has a sf yellow or white cake mix by philsberry,icing too is sf. really good.

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    MY Error I was thinking cholesterle. Sorry about that.

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    Any dense cake like a spice cake or carrot cake will exchange Splenda for sugar without any problem. I think it's Pillsbury that make the sugar free cake mix and frosting in a can. They make white and chocolate. I got them for my DH, but they taste just like regular cake to me, especially the white one. Very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salsalady
    here is a recipe from diabetic desserts,
    zucchini spice bundt cake
    1 pkg. spice cake mix
    1 cup water
    3/4 c. cholesterol free egg substitute
    1 medium zucchini shredded
    3 tbls. chopped walnuts
    3/4 tsp. vanilla
    1/4 c.powered sugar
    1 to 2 tsp. fat free skim milk
    3 tbls. chopped walnuts.
    preheat oven to 325 degrees, spray 12 cup bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray,
    combine cake mix, water,egg sub. and oil in large bowl. mix according to pkg directions. stir in zucchini,, walnuts ,vanilla. pour into pan bake 45 min.or until toothpick comes out clean. cool 10 min.in pan , turn out onto rack. blend powdered sugar and milk , pour over cake. hope this works for you. if not let me know i have more i can send you.
    May I ask what makes this a diabetic cake? Thanks.

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    hi carol, i dont kno how they can call this a sugar free cake either. there are sugar free cake mixes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salsalady
    hi carol, i dont kno how they can call this a sugar free cake either. there are sugar free cake mixes.
    OK, thanks.

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