Red Velvet Cake

melissa5786
By melissa5786 Latest Reply 2011-02-10 10:02:54 -0600
Started 2011-02-01 11:09:32 -0600

So, this Valentine's Day is going to be the first one I ever get to celebrate with a significant other and I wanted to make a special treat for the two of us to enjoy. I came up with the idea to make Red Velvet hearts and decorate them with sugar free frosting into those conversation heart candies… But, I can't find a diabetic friendly red velvet cake recipe!

Does anyone have any good ones? Or can someone point me in the direction of a decent mix?

Thank you!


7 replies

inkywhite
inkywhite 2011-02-10 10:02:54 -0600 Report

Diabetes health online has a good red velvet cupcake recipe with frosting. But if you leave off the frosting (I know, sad) then it eliminates 2 grams of carbs for 19 grams per cupcake. It is fairly close to my original red velvet cake recipe. I'm going to use fancy cupcake cups and the conversation hearts as well.

MewElla
MewElla 2011-02-01 14:13:32 -0600 Report

What a great idea you had with the red velvet cake. Cupcake size is brilliant, you get the gold star for the day!! I know your friend is going to be very impressed with you…I am!

melcoujes
melcoujes 2011-02-01 11:13:29 -0600 Report

Red Velvet cake is one of my favorites too! I use splenda instead of the sugar the recipie calls for. I also use low fat cream cheese in the frosting. The measuring of serving sizes can be diffucult so I cook the mix in cupcake form so I do not overeat! Makes a cute presentation too…

melissa5786
melissa5786 2011-02-01 11:21:17 -0600 Report

Thanks!

That's what I was thinking to do. It seems to be the easiest thing. The hearts are going to be cupcakes. Because I was concerned about the serving sizes. I guess I can still use the Martha Stewart recipe I used to use! Just with substitutes.

Thank you so much!

Bunny Cakes
Bunny Cakes 2011-02-01 16:52:55 -0600 Report

Mhm! Splenda has a special baking blend you can use for things like cakes so the texture stays right, it's got some carbs in it though unlike regular Splenda so you still have to be careful with it still, but it's like half the carbs of what sugar would be.

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