Diabetes cakes make life a little sweeter for diabetics. Given the dietary changes they have to adopt for their well-being, it must come as a relief that they can still indulge their sweet tooth occasionally with sweet diabetes cakes.

What makes diabetes cakes distinct from the regular cakes favored by non-diabetics is their sugar content. Diabetes cakes tend to have little or no sugar. They may employ sugar substitutes such as maltitol in place of regular sugar. Alternatively, they may incorporate fruit that are high in fructose, which is sweet, but does not follow a similar metabolic pathway to sucrose and glucose, the offending sugars.


Diabetes Recipes- Cakes for Diabetics


When baking cakes for diabetes patients, it is therefore advisable to look for recipes that fit into the aforementioned categories. The recipe for a twelve-serving blueberry coffee cake, outlined below, is a perfect example.

For this cake, you need three quarters of a cup of butter, three eggs, one cup of milk, one teaspoon of vanilla extract, one and a half cups of sucralose sweetener, three cups of all-purpose flour, two teaspoons of baking powder, and two cups of blueberries. Once you gather the ingredients together, preheat the oven to a temperature of 350° Fahrenheit. Then grease and flour a baking pan and set it to the side.

Mix together the butter, eggs, milk, vanilla extract and sucralose sweetener in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix baking powder and flour together then add them to the contents of the first bowl. Continue to mix until the consistency is even. Add the blueberries to the mixture and continue to mix it. Then pour it into the greased and floured baking pan. Bake the cake mixture for about thirty five minutes. When it is ready, a fork inserted into the cake will emerge clean. The cake is ready to eat immediately upon its exit from the oven. You can serve it with coffee or with your choice of soft drinks.

The blueberry coffee cake is ideal for holiday occasions, or even for a simple afternoon get-together with friends. It is important to pay attention to the drinks and extras served with this cake. It would completely defeat the purpose of baking a sugarless cake to have your diabetic friends or relatives wash it down with high-sugar drinks. You may also feel concerned about the amount of butter in the recipe. If this is the case, it is reasonable for you to make diabetes-friendly modifications to minimize the fat levels of the cake.


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