How to make a diabetic cake

Written by cathy conrad
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How to make a diabetic cake
Diabetic cake. (Personal collection)

You can serve your family a delicious old fashioned cake without all the usual sugar. Diabetic cakes are actually very good -- and they are not only for diabetics. These cakes are a healthy alternative to traditional cakes and have just as much flavour.

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Things you need

  • 108 g (1/2 cup) margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp artificial sweetener
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 300 g (2 cups) flour
  • 2 tsp soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 225 g (1 1/2 cups) dates
  • 125 g (1 cup) chopped pecans
  • 450 g (1 1/2 cups) diabetic applesauce

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  1. 1

    Beat margarine and eggs together. Add sweetener and vanilla.

  2. 2

    Fold in the flour, soda and cinnamon.

  3. 3

    Add the dates, pecans and applesauce.

  4. 4

    Bake in greased loaf pan at 176 degrees C (350 degrees F) for approximately 1 hour or until the cake springs back when pressed. Remove and allow to cool.

Tips and warnings

  • Add dried apricots instead of dates.

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