A diabetic cake recipe can be a treat, both for the diabetic and for the one who loves the diabetic person and wants to bake them something special. Regardless of what kind of diabetic cake recipe you seek, whether you want to bake chocolate, lemon, vanilla, or German chocolate, you can find such a recipe. Still, wise ones suggest that everyone involved be sensible and enjoy a reasonable portion.
Diabetic cake recipes still have quite a few carbs and very little nutrition. Sugar-free does not mean a “free for all.” Not only is it wise to pay attention to the “amount of sugar” in a recipe, but when baking for diabetics, one should also investigate the total amount of carbohydrates in a serving.
Unexpectedly, often the regular recipes and the sugar-free recipes will have dauntingly similar amounts of carbohydrate numbers. Both will raise a diabetic’s blood sugar level.
The carbohydrate intake in all forms can be concerning to a diabetic’s health. So, substituting whole-wheat flour, rice flour, buckwheat flour, etc. may be a great way to avoid adding carbs to the cake.
Some experts suggest that instead of ingesting a larger quantity of “sugar-free” treats, perhaps a choice to have a small portion of “normal/real” treats would be a better option. This might be more satisfying to the diabetic, and then moderation might occur naturally.
And many support the concept that eating the real thing in moderation is healthier than eating substitutes.
Now that we have considered the warnings and concerns in eating diabetic baked cakes, let us indulge for a moment in the possibilities (when enjoyed in moderation). Could you get excited about diabetic deep, dark chocolate cake? How about: banana apple cake, easy cheesecake, chocolate zucchini cake, rhubarb cake, pound cake? All such recipes can be found and more to support the diabetic lifestyle.
But perhaps you have a favorite cake recipe already, a traditional cake that you love to make. Just avoid fruit juice and powdered sugar. Use a sugar substitute for any white sugar required, and a substitute brown sugar blend for the brown sugar.
And then, serve your diabetic loved one a piece (or maybe two). Or skip all the substitutes and serve your loved one sweet, sliced strawberries for a treat. Natural probably wins over substitutes in the long run.