Daiquiri Cake

h2Chef’s Notes/h2
pLimes are somehow better and juicer in the fall and winter. Take advantage by cooking and baking with them! By simply changing out one ingredient, I get to create a totally different flavor. For example: change the rum for tequila and you have a Margarita cake. Unlike MANY of my other cake recipes, this one benefits from a long (4 minute) beating time./p
h2Ingredients/h2
pI LIKE TO USE AN 8 INCH SPRING FORM OR SMALL (6-8 cup) BUNDT PAN - WELL SPRAYED OR BUTTERED TO AVOID STICKING./p
ul
li2/3 cup flour (you can replace up to 1/4 the amount with whole wheat flour)/li
li1/2 cup utoasted/u almonds, cooled /li
li1/4 tsp. ground cardamom or ground ginger/li
li1 tsp. baking powder/li
li1 tsp. baking soda (1/2 into dry mix, 1/2 into wet mix)/li
liPinch of salt/li
li3 tbsp. instant sugar-free vanilla pudding/li
li4 ounces unsalted butter at uroom temperature/u/li
li1/4 cup vegetable oil/li
li1 cup GRANULATED SUGAR SUBSTITUTE/li
li4 large eggs uat room temperature/u/li
li1 tsp. pure vanilla extract/li
li1/4 cup white rum (you may substitute low carbohydrate orange juice)/li
li2 tbsp. sour cream/li
li1 tsp. cider vinegar/li
li2 tbsp. fresh lime juice/li
liZest of 1 lime/li
/ul
h2HOW I PREPARE THE RECIPE/h2
ol
liPre heat oven to 350°./li
pstrongDry Mixture/strong/p
liIn a food processor, combine nuts, salt, and 1/3 cup flour./li
liPulse until the nuts are totally pulverized./li
liAdd 1/3 cup more flour, and cardamom. Pulse until combined./li
liAdd final 1/4 cup of flour, instant pudding, baking soda and powder and pulse until combined./li
pstrongNote: I often do this a day ahead./strong/p
pstrongWet Mixture/p
pNote: This is easiest if you have a stand mixer with a whisk attachment./strong/p
liCream butter and GRANULATED SUGAR SUBSTITUTE until light and fluffy./li
liSlowly add the oil and beat until well combined. iScrape down the sides of the bowl./i/li
liAlternately add the dry ingredients and the eggs, starting with the dry./li
liAdd vanilla and rum./li
liWhisk on high speed for 4 minutes./li
liAdd remaining 1/2 tsp. of baking soda to sour cream and the lime juice./li
liAllow the sour cream to bubble up then stir into the batter. Stir in lime zest./li
liSpoon into baking pan and bake for 26-28 minutes or until tester comes out dry from the center./li
/ol
h2strongLime Cream frosting/h2
p/strong/p
h2Chef’s Notes/h2
pMy most used frosting is this cream cheese recipe below. It is too easy to make. Like the cake above, it takes just a little change to create a whole new flavor. With butter cream I can usually “feel” the sweetener. The only downside is that the cake needs to be refrigerated. I usually take it out of the refrigerator an hour or so before serving./p
h2Ingredients/h2
ul
li8 ounces cream cheese/li
li1/2 cup GRANULATED SUGAR SUBSTITUTE/li
li1/2 tsp. vanilla extract/li
li2 tbsp. fresh lime juice/li
liZest of 1 lime/li
/ul
h2HOW I PREPARE THE RECIPE/h2
ol
liBeat all ingredients EXCEPT the lime zest until smooth./li
liStir in the zest and frost cake./li
liTo keep the serving plate clean, turn cake out on to two pieces of parchment or waxed paper, each big enough to cover ½ of the cake./li
liFrost and remove paper before chilling./li
/ol
h2Nutrition Information/h2
pstrongCake/strongbr /
Serves 8br /
Net Carbohydrates: 11 grams/p
pstrongFrosting/strongbr /
Covers one 8 inch cake generouslybr /
Net carbohydrates: 16 grams per cake (or 2.5 per slice)/p
piSource:a href="http://www.thedecadentdiabetic.com/"Ward Alper, The Decadent Diabetic/a/i/p

Dessert

Get a Free Diabetes Meal Plan

Get a free 7-Day Diabetes Meal Plan from Constance Brown-Riggs who is a Registered Dietitian-Certified Diabetes Educator and who is also a national spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association.

Just enter in your email below to download your free Diabetes Meal Plan.

By clicking Submit, you agree to send your info to InformationAboutDiabetes.com who may contact you with updates and information and we agree to use it according to our privacy policy.

More Articles

It is estimated that 80,000 children and adolescents each year are diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. Juvenile diabetes is diagnosed when the body...

As the summer months come to an end, we throw aside our swimsuits and bring out our favorite team jerseys! In America, fall means football, and...

The medical community relies heavily on the goodwill of its citizens, as giving blood and organ donations help save thousands of lives every year...

Evidence is mounting that consuming black cumin helps to manage type 2 diabetes. The spice lowered blood glucose...

It's not uncommon to spend several years living with type 2 diabetes and not even know you have the condition. Despite regular check-ups with your...

More Articles

Type 2 diabetes has become so common in Western culture and media that this often lifelong, serious condition doesn't really raise an eyebrow...

Limiting our intake of highly processed foods, and eating more whole and lightly processed fare can boost our nutrient and fiber intake, lower...

Lantus is a once a day insulin injection that is taken at the same time every day. It replaces anywhere from the average three to five insulin...

Improving your A1C reading requires you to maintain consistently healthy blood...

Just because you have diabetes doesn't mean you can't help your community by being a blood donor. When persons with diabetes maintain good control...

Most of us do not regularly keep the fruit that scientists call Fortunella margarita in our refrigerator. That these small, yellow-orange...

A diagnosis of diabetes usually comes with a list of recommended lifestyle changes. To make these diet and exercise...

Having diabetes affects your body’s ability to handle hot, humid weather, and steamy temperatures can degrade diabetes supplies. But all of this...

Fashion and function come together in clothing developed by AnnaPS, making life a bit more comfortable and convenient for insulin users. The...

Not only is dry skin uncomfortable, but scratched or cracked skin is also susceptible to bacterial and fungal infections – common medical...

One way to ensure our body gets a variety of nutrients is eating nutrient-dense foods, and one of the most nutrient-dense foods on our planet is...

Financial aid and scholarship money are available for people with diabetes, but acquiring it requires an investment of time and patience. Whether...

Any sweetener you use to replace table sugar is a sugar substitute. One type of sugar substitute is artificial sweetener. Three other types...

Smoking is a proven health hazard for everyone, but it is an especially dangerous habit for those with diabetes. Research shows that smokers with...

While life on the road can be tough on musicians, it’s especially challenging for those battling diabetes. Some musicians have to check their...