Here is a white cake recipe. I’ll also post recipe’s for icing

Diabetic White Cake


  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup solid shortening
  • 1/2 cup sorbitol
  • 2 tsp clear vanilla flavoring
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1/2 cup 2% low fat milk
  • 2 egg whites, stiffly beaten


  1. Combine cake flour, baking poweder, and salt in a sifter. Sift into a medium sized bowl. Set aside. Beat shortening, sorbitol, vanilla, and water together until creamy. Add flour mixture and milk alternately, beating well after each addition. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. Grease an 8″ cake pan. Line pan with wax paper and grease again, then flour pan lightly. Spread batter into pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes

Exchange: 1 serving = 1 starch/bread or 1 fat
Calories: 1 serving = 105
Carbs: 1 serving = 12


moscakes5 Says... 2009-10-24 15:49:43

BJ, Thank for the receipe. I also cannot find Sorbitol. I was wondering if I could replace it with truvia or xylitol?

I am going to check GNC for Sorbitol but my Whole Foods does not carry it. Please let me know if you think truvia or xylitol would work.

Thanks, Mortega

hebberd Says... 2010-05-01 19:03:48

This cake was a TOTAL disaster! I followed the recipe to every detail. But when it came to mixing things together it was like trying to mix bread dough with my mixer. The shortening and the sorbitol would not mix with each other no matter what I tried. I did try and bake it just to see what would happen and was totally disappointed. It was flat, it had an AWFUL aftertaste! All my ingredients were fresh so it can't be that! Truly a waste of all my ingredients!

CakeFetish1 Says... 2010-09-06 17:49:34

What was the end result... can you use truvia or another substitute? if not, where can i findSorbitol? Thanks! :-)

shirbert Says... 2011-02-25 15:26:40

You may be able to find Sorbitol at a Health Food Store. I know they carry fructose so they may have Sorbitol also.

n_jean Says... 2011-07-02 12:37:51

I used splenda and it didnt work. I'm thinking that sorbitol is maybe like honey or agave nector? To make this better next time I think I will add a packet of dream whip and also some pudding in the cake. That would make it more moist and thicker. HTH!

tgoodaker Says... 2011-08-11 07:16:15

I don't recommend using sorbitol. It can cause abdominal cramping and diarrhea! Sorbitol is a sugar alcohol which is a reduced calorie sweetener (often used in sugar free gum).

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