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Cake Recipes

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by Deanoh, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. Deanoh

    Deanoh Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've been looking through some low carb cake recipes to try but there's so many different ones to choose from, and I'm a first timer!

    What are your favourite recipes?

    If you could link me to them, that would be great. I'll get my apron ready! :)
     
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    Art Of Flowers I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  4. Deanoh

    Deanoh Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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  7. Deanoh

    Deanoh Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    ****, I need to visit your house see you next weekend!

    Where would you say the best place for ingredients for these kind of cakes?

    I will also take a look on amazon
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    You’d be welcome to share my cake, it makes 10 servings, kids are at Uni so only two of us here now!
    I’ve got a cupboard of weird and wonderful ingredients now, things I didn’t have before my diabetes diagnosis! I can get coconut cream, coconut oil, coconut flour, desiccated coconut, Splenda, chia and flax seeds from Tesco. I buy more peculiar things from Amazon such as psyllium husk, Sulkrin icing sugar alternative, Stevia vanilla drops and now whey protein powder from Amazon.
     
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  9. Deanoh

    Deanoh Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I can quite easily provide you with my son, now yours are at Uni? He's nearly 2 and will eat everything in your house, and more haha, just don't give him back too soon! ;)

    Tesco and Amazon work for me, I'll have a look a bit later see what I can find.
     
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    Well, close to home we have a low carb section on the forum with a recipes thread, but they're not in any particular order, so you'll need to browse or search. But also right on your doorstep is our own Ewelina's Diabetic Good Baking web site.

    I like quick and easy so I have a basic formula of ground almonds (or other ground nuts or nut/seed flours and meals), butter, eggs, to which I add various other ingredients and flavourings depending on what I fancy. I list some of these combinations in a couple of my posts about microwave muffins in our low carb recipes thread.

    Hapy baking!:p

    Robbity
     
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    I make a basic cake / muffin mix by whizzing together
    6 eggs
    200g ground almonds
    2 tsp baking powder
    2 tsp vanilla essence
    6 tbsp erythritol ( used to use Splenda but have stopped using that as I dont like the idea of chlorinated sugar)
    2 - 3 tbsp double cream or Greek yogurt

    Then add other ingredients to make whatever kind of cake I fancy
    Chocolate - add 3-4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder to the mix and whizz up with a stick blender / in food processor
    Raspberry - put the mix into either silicone cake mould or muffin cases, add 1-1.5 punnets of raspberries
    Coffee and pecan - Replace 1 tbsp cream with 1-2 shots of expresso, whizz up, add about 1/2 pkt pecan nuts to the mix when its in the cake mould / muffin cases
    Lemon and blueberry - replace the vanilla essence and the cream with 1 tsp lemon extract and zest and juice of 1 unwaxed lemon. Whizz it up put in moulds then drop in 1 punnet of blueberries

    Once everything is prepared, bake in the oven at 125 degrees until the cake / muffins are nicely set and have a golden top
    Enjoy!
     
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    Cheers for the website, I'll take a look through it - basic sounds great :)
     
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    Thanks very much Boo, this is really helpful I'll give it a shot!
     
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    Thanks for that basic recipe, I do like the idea of adapting it to different flavours. I’ve screen shot it for future reference. I’m going to do a coffee one for sure! :hungry:
     
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    Hope you enjoy.
    Forgot to put that I find the recipe makes either 1 cake or 12 muffins
     
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    Ha ha great minds ... I just worked out the carb count for the whole lot, I make it 28g carbs, I just came back to ask how many portions it makes! So many thanks for that. That’s 2.3g per muffin, brilliant :)
     
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    Inspired myself to do some baking - this time Ive put some unsweetened organic cacoa nibs in and upped the erythritol a tad ( those nibs are seriously bitter ) - think the eggs must have been a bit bigger than usual as the yield was 15 muffins this time. Wish Id thought to put some orange extract in - still theres always next time
     
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  18. Deanoh

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    @Rachox made the slow cooker cake!

    Looks yummy :)

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