Skip to main content

Diabetic-Friendly Cake: Sugarless, Butterless With Bulgar Wheat


Diabetes is a dreaded word these days. The metabolic disorder does not spare anyone who lives a sedentary lifestyle. Some say it is hereditary, but if it runs in your family, you still can avoid becoming a diabetic by practicing a healthy lifestyle - healthy means eat good food and move as much as you can. So a healthy lifestyle can help you ward off diabetes as long as you stay active and eat healthy.After my diabetes friendly cracker recipe, I have come up with this sugarless diabetic cake.
diabetes friendly cake recipe
Before moving on to the diabetes cake recipe, I would like to point a few things.
Do you know a majority of the diabetes-friendly recipes online are loaded with fat, calorie-dense white flour and artificial sweeteners? Some so-called diabetic recipes use brown sugar, jaggery, confectioner's sugar, diabetes sugar, and you name it. I mean it surprises me more as to how can you misguide your readers who are trusting your word and recipes?

By claiming all such recipes as diabetes friendly, you are doing injustice to your readers.
Please make sure that diabetes friendly is one that


  • is not calorie dense
  • does not contain sugar in any form - white/refined/unrefined
  • does not have fat overload (saturated & trans fat)



If you are a diabetic, you ought to follow a healthy lifestyle -

  • take fewer calories
  • watch your calorie intake
  • say no to sugar
  • take complex carbs, and avoid simple carbohydrates
  • increase the consumption of dietary fiber
  • drink loads of water
  • keep a tab on your blood glucose count
  • Go for a walk daily
  • Try to walk miles every day - stay active, stay healthy

If you think avoiding sugar is the only way to manage diabetes, you are seriously wrong. Diabetes management is a huge subject that requires a multipronged approach.


  • Eat more dietary fiber---say oats. 
  • Try to go for healthy snacking options after every 2 hours...
  • Do not stay empty stomach for long periods, else your blood glucose could spike after every heavy meal...
  • Make sure you stay active...this is the best way to manage diabetes.



diabetes diet


I got this recipe inspiration from spices and flavors. So I modified the semolina cake recipe to try out a diabetic-friendly cake. It turned out good for diabetics and non-diabetics with its subtle sweetness from stevia drops.
Stevia has zero calories, which makes it a healthier alternative to white/refined sugar.
The best thing about stevia is it is sourced from plants. However, it does leave an aftertaste or cool or minty sensation, but that's okay as long as you are able to enjoy a baked beauty sans sugar, right?

Here's what research says about stevia for diabetics:

research on stevia


Let's get started with making this sugar free cake for diabetes.

Ingredients
1 cup- suji/ whole wheat semolina (100 gm of semolina has 300 calories approx)
1/2 cup- dalia/cracked wheat/bulgar wheat
2 tbsp- coconut oil/ghee
1 cup- milk
1 cup- hung curd
1 cup- coconut (desiccated/dry)
2 tbsp- carrot puree (optional)
2 tbsp- spinach puree (optional)
20 drops- stevia (sweetness may vary from one brand to another) -I use organic stevia from Natural Sunrise - always do a taste test after 5-8 drops and increase the amount to suit your taste buds
Cinnamon powder
1 tsp- baking soda
1/2 tsp- baking powder (I didn't add, but you can go ahead with it to make the cake light)
stevia


How to make diabetes-friendly cake recipe: No Sugar Diabetes Food



  • Mix milk, curd, and coconut oil. Better still to run the mixture in your food processor.
  • Add cinnamon powder and stevia to it and whisk again.
  • Add baking soda and powder to semolina and bulgar wheat or dalia.
  • Fold in the dry ingredients into the wet mix.
  • Now divide the batter into three parts - and then mix one with spinach puree, the other one with carrot puree.
  • Preheat oven/mw convection to 180 degrees for 10 mts.
  • Keep a greased baking pan ready.
  • Pour the batter into the cake tin - one by one. I wanted to give it a tricolor shade but it all messed up in the pan. Nevertheless, it was a good first try at making a diabetic cake.
  • Bake at 180 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
  • I have airfried the cake so it is an airfryer recipe.
  • Preheat airfryer for 4 mins to 180degrees and airfry the cake for 30 minutes.
  • Check after 30 mt if a skewer comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool down before slicing it up. Since it uses coarse ingredients, such as semolina and cracked wheat, it is prone to breaking or crumbling if the diabetes friendly cake is not allowed to cool down completely.
  • Enjoy with your favorite beverage or just like that.
  • This diabetic cake joins the list of my diabetes food recipes.
This is my first attempt at a diabetes-friendly cake. I will experiment further and try to ensure that I come up with more diabetes friendly recipes that are useful for diabetics and non-diabetics both in the true sense.


Comments

  1. Awesome diabetic friendly cake recipe Ravneet..the Colors and your sincere efforts both can be seen and best part is you have used vegetable purees for Coloring ..keep rocking !

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for being such an ardent supporter of my humble recipes Poonam.

      Delete
  2. I had no idea that I had type II diabetes. I was diagnosed at age 50, after complaining to my doctor about being very tired. There is no family history of this disease. I'm a male and at the time of diagnosis, I weighed about 215. (I'm 6'2")Within 6 months, I had gained 30 to 35 pounds, and apparently the diabetes medicines (Actos and Glimiperide) are known to cause weight gain. I wish my doctor had mentioned that, so I could have monitored my weight more closely. I was also taking metformin 1000 mg twice daily December 2017 our family doctor started me on Green House Herbal Clinic Diabetes Disease Herbal mixture, 5 weeks into treatment I improved dramatically. At the end of the full treatment course, the disease is totally under control. No case blurred vision, frequent urination, or weakness
    Visit Green House Herbal Clinic official website www. greenhouseherbalclinic .com. I am strong again and able to go about daily activities.‌ This is a breakthrough for all diabetes sufferers

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Popular posts from this blog

Homemade Edible Powders: Beetroot, Onion, Garlic, Ginger, Lemon, Orange, Sambar, Kurma, Garam Masala

The title says it all. This post is all about edible powders that can be used as flavoring agents, natural color, and to make food visually attractive. What more do we need? Though I am not too much in favor of drying food and storing the same, this is the best option for those days when these veggies are out of season. During the season, please make it a point to enjoy these fresh and flavorful. There's nothing better and healthier than fresh produce, right?

Okay so the idea to make these powders popped up in my mind as I had too many beetroots at home. When nobody was too eager to have them, the best way to still consume these beauties was to sundry them to powder. I did exactly that.





Then I wondered if I can sundry lemon peels into powder just like we do to orange peels. I have been using orange peels as a face pack thus far. But since the baking bug has bitten me badly, I plan to use it as an edible powder for cakes and cookies too. Fingers crossed for the results though, sin…

The Best Multigrain Digestives: An Airfryer Recipe

The best multigrain digestives? I know I have shared too many digestives recipes but this one is my best. To be frank, I experiment, relish, share, and post the same for you all and then forget all about it because it's time to experiment again with new ingredients. So today it was another kind of digestives - relished by one and all. My cookie making spree has turned my cookie hater hubby into someone who has started to munch on these baked beauties.



Before sharing the simple cookie recipe, it is time to go through oats benefits. You are already aware of my love for oats. One reason you rarely find my recipes without this fibrous cereal grain. Did you go through the fiber benefits?











Go to my fiber benefits post to get deeper insight into the need for including fiber in your diet.



Ingredients
1 cup- oat flour
3/4 cup- whole wheat
1/4 cup- bran
1/4cup- ragi
2 tbsp- roasted quinoa powdered (roasted quinoa adds a nutty flavor to the recipe - substitute with almond powder if you do not h…

Diabetic Diet Cake With Watermelon: A Vegan Recipe

While people are still debating whether watermelon is a diabetes-friendly fruit, I still stick to my notion that diabetics can have this fruit for its sheer hydration effect. Not only this, the fruit is loaded with minerals, nutrients, and antioxidants that make it a health-friendly food. However, diabetics with kidney issues should avoid watermelon. Anyway, let's come back to the watermelon cake recipe for diabetics. Well, this cake uses another fruit - banana- which even I do not think is diabetes-friendly. But I went ahead with including a banana for this recipe merely to keep the fat content low. I hope you all know that a banana is a good substitute for an egg for an eggless cake recipe.

Since an egg is also loaded with saturated fat, diabetics should avoid it at any cost. So I had to choose between an egg and a banana for this diabetes-friendly cake, and ended up voting for this humble fruit - which is one of my favorites too. Yes!

When you think of a vegan diabetes-friendl…