Just because you don't want to give your child too much sugar, know someone who is diabetic or are trying to eat healthier by eliminating sugar, it doesn't mean that you have to quit cake too. In fact, you can make your cake, and you can eat it too-without consuming sugar. There are many sugar free cake recipes that will help you create a delicious, healthy and sugar free cake. You can find recipes for everything from sugar free pound cake to sugar free cheesecake and sugar free fruit cake. The key is to be open to change, be creative and to get in the kitchen and try out some recipes!
The first thing to realize when selecting a sugar free cake recipe is that no matter the recipe, the cake will not taste exactly the same as a cake that uses sugar. Sugar substitutes are great for cakes, but they can alter a cake's taste and texture. Custards will not be as thick and cakes may cook faster or slower than usual, depending on the substitutes and the amounts you use. You'll have to experiment to find the right quantities of substitutes to use for your sugar free cake recipe.
When choosing sugar substitutes, you can use anything from artificial sweeteners to molasses and honey. Ultimately, the kind of substitute you use depends on what the recipe calls for. The following is an easy-to-follow recipe for sugar free cake.
Ingredients You Will Need:
2 cups water
1 cup flour
½ cup shortening
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ teaspoons artificial sweetener
1 cup rolled oats
1 beaten egg
1 cup raisins
Combine the raisins, water and cinnamon together in a sauce pan and place on low heat for 13 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool before adding the beaten egg, sweetener, shortening and extract.
Sift the flour, baking soda and salt together in another bowl. Add this mixture to the liquid batter and mix until fully combined. Pour the batter into a pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes at 325 degrees. Allow the cake to cool for 10 to 15 minutes and then serve.
Like anything you bake, learning how to make a cake is part art and part science. The first step is choosing what kind of cake you want to make and then using the best quality ingredients you can find and measuring them carefully. Be sure to follow the recipe's instructions for mixing and soon you may find that when you make a cake, you're not only creating something tasty, but expressing your own creativity through baking.
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