Even with diabetes, it is possible to enjoy a good dessert as part of one’s diet. However, any desserts eaten by a diabetic have to be diabetes desserts: made to fit his or her particular medical and nutritional needs.

Among the popular desserts for diabetes patients are those that have non-diabetic equivalents, for instance coffee cake, chocolate cake, strawberry shortcake, and other desserts. This is because diabetes is often diagnosed later in life, when people have developed a taste for popular dishes, including desserts. They may want to continue to enjoy the foods that they did before being diagnosed. Hence, they seek out diabetes desserts: diabetic versions of the desserts they know and love.


Desserts for Diabetes: Chocolate Cake


The following chocolate cake is one such dessert. It consists of 16 servings, and is calculated to meet one carbohydrate diabetic exchange and half a fat diabetic exchange. The ingredients include one cup of all-purpose flour, half a cup of one-for-one sugar substitute, a quarter cup of non-fat milk powder, a quarter teaspoon of salt, half a teaspoon of baking soda, two tablespoons of margarine, three quarter cups of low-fat sour cream, six tablespoons of liquid egg substitute, one and a half ounces of dark, unsweetened baking chocolate, two tablespoons of black coffee, and half a teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Begin by preheating the oven to a temperature of 350° Fahrenheit. Next, grease a baking pan and set it to the side. In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar substitute, salt, baking soda and milk powder together. In a separate ceramic bowl, melt the chocolate and margarine together, then mix the egg substitute, coffee, vanilla and sour cream in. Add this mixture to the bowl of dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Your dough is now ready for the oven. Put it into the baking pan, making sure to spread it evenly. Insert it into the oven, and allow it to bake for 20 minutes. Subsequently, you may test it by inserting a fork into the middle of the cake. If it comes out clean, the cake is ready. Subsequently, remove the cake from the oven and allow it to cool before cutting it into pieces.

This chocolate cake is just one of many diabetes desserts that can be prepared in one’s own kitchen in less than an hour. Furthermore, it consists of 77 calories per serving, of which 35% come from fat. Like all diabetes desserts, it should be put through a process to determine whether it fits within an individual diabetic’s dietary restrictions. As each diabetic is unique, it would not do to assume that all diabetic desserts would be suitable for every single one of them.


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