i have a customer who is trying to lose weight. her birthday is coming up and she wanted to order a cake from me, but can't because she's on a diet. she said she'll be celebrating her birthday without a cake. does anyone know of a recipe for a sugar-free cake. i've also seen the sugar-free icing recipe here, but does it have less calories than regular icing!!
What a bummer to be on a diet and crave a cake!
Can I suggest a cupcake or a mini cake for her to share with a couple of friends? That will help her with portion control.
There are diabetic recipes here on CC that might work.
Have you tried splenda? Their website may have some sugar free cake recipes so I've heard. Never really looked for myself b/c I haven't had this issue arise yet.
Have you thought about making her a "cake" made of jello? You can even mold it in a cake pan using the jello jigglers recipe. You could ice it with non-dairy whipped topping. Jello has a sugar-free version and I think cool-whip is practically fat-free. Personally, I'd blow my diet and eat cake! But jello is better than nothing at all.
I think it would depend on which diet she is on. If she is doing low carb, I think my mother-in-law has gotten dessert recipes off of the Atkins website. If she is doing low cal, a friend I used to work with would bake with steevia. If you do a search I'm sure there are recipes available for use with that.
I just got two splenda cookbooks. What kind of cake recipe were you looking for? I made a carrot cake with splenda with cream cheese frosting which was good, but the frosting needs to be tweaked, 200 calories per serving, there's also a basic yellow cake, a chocolate cake roll. I would be happy to post the recipes for you if I know what you're looking for. I hate to see anyone go without cake on their birthday!
wow, those are all great suggestions! i would be either doing a chocolate or basic yellow cake. i don't know what type of diet she's on, but as long as it's low calorie, that will work...is there also low cal. icings??
Yes there was an icing recipe also. I'll post them for you when I get home tonight.
I got the recipes posted. If you do a search for the keyword splenda in the recipe index they should come up. If not, let me know & I'll try to find them for you. The cream cheese frosting recipe is: 8 oz tub light cream cheese, 4 oz fat free cream cheese, 1/4 cup splenda granular and 1 cup light whipped topping. Cream cheeses together, add splenda and beat for 1 minute. On low, add whipped topping and mix briefly until smooth. This frosting is the one I used, but it is way too thin to decorate with. I was thinking of using royal icing decorations on the cake, that way they could easily be removed.
There is also an angel food cake & a lemon layer cake here http://www.splenda.com/page.jhtml;jsessionid=XHF3KMIQRPELACQPCCECUYYKB2IIWNSC?id=splenda/recipes/library.inc
and a how to for making splenda powdered to use like confectioners sugar here http://www.splenda.com/recipe_detail.jhtml?id=splenda/recipes/se_powderedsugar.inc
thank-you sooo much! i really wanted to help out this particular customer. she was one of my first!!
On the Splenda website there is a cake called Spring Fling..it is a yellow cake and is pretty good!
thanks, i'll check it out!!
...Diane...I like your new avatar!!!
Diane, let me know how your cake comes out. I also have a carrot cake recipe that came out wonderfully. No one could tell that it was low carb, low fat. I'm glad I was able to help!
nashsmom-thanks, she hasn't chosen a flavor yet. she's probably in shock to know that there are low-cal cakes.