How To Make A Delicious and Healthy Diabetic Birthday Cake
A birthday without a birthday cake is a sad birthday and everyone should have a birthday cake. But how can you make a cake for someone who has diabetes? After all, birthday cakes are typically loaded with carbohydrates and calories which are not healthy for anyone and much less for diabetics. People who suffer from diabetes can have a piece of a cake, a candy, one table of chocolate, etc. every now and then. A traditional birthday cake therefore is not completely of the list but keep in mind that diabetics can only have one slice and no more which, however, can be very difficult when seeing everyone else enjoying the cake. For that reason it is a lot better idea to make a diabetic birthday cake, especially if it is intended for a child.
Making a cake which is safe for a person with diabetes is not as difficult as it may seem at a first glance. And yes everyone else will love it as well if you are perhaps wondering because there are many ways to make a cake just as delicious without using all those unhealthy ingredients. But before you start browsing the web for diabetic birthday cake recipes, you should go trough your own recipes and pay attention to the ingredients because a diabetic cake does not have to be literally “diabetic”. In addition, you know your recipes best and you know exactly what you will get. What you need to do is to look for a recipe which enables you to substitute the original ingredients with diabetes-friendly ones. For example, you can easily use low fat milk instead of full fat milk, replace ordinary whipped cream with low fat one, use sugar substitute instead or white sugar, etc. and the cake will be just as delicious as it would be if made from the original ingredients. However, if you are substituting a larger amount of ingredients it is a good idea to make a “rehearsal” first to make sure that it will not be only healthy but tasty as well.
If you cannot come up with anything using your own recipes or if you do not have the time to experiment, you should buy or borrow a diabetic cookbook which features recipes for diabetic birthday cakes. In there, you will be able to find tested cake recipes which are diabetic in the real meaning of the word. But if you are really in a hurry, just bake Angel food cake using whole grain flour instead of white flour and sugar substitute instead of white sugar, and top it with low fat whipped cream and fresh fruits (the more fruit the better). Also, keep in mind that decoration of the cake matters as well. A lot really, as a cake that reveals a great deal of effort in decoration also reveals your love, appreciation or/and respect for the person for whom the cake was made.