WELCOME TO DIABETIC ENJOYING FOOD

I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

7-UP CAKE

This cake is perfectly fine for most diabetics. A reminder to all of us diabetics, everything in moderation. Have a piece of cake, not half a cake!!

1 box sugar-free white or yellow cake mix
1 box (4-serving size) sugar-free instant lemon pudding mix
10 ounces diet 7 Up soda
3/4 cup canola oil
4 eggs, separated

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease and flour three 8-inch round cake pans; set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl combine the cake mix, pudding mix, 7 Up, canola oil, and the four egg yolks. Blend mixture on low speed of electric mixer until combined. Beat on medium speed for two minutes.

In a second bowl, beat the egg whites until they are stiff. Gently fold into the cake mix mixture. Pour batter into the prepared pans. Place pans in oven and bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool in pan for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks.

FILLING:

1 cup fat-free evaporated milk
1 cup Splenda granular
3 egg yolks
1 stick salt-free butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 small can crushed pineapple in its own juice, drained
1 can unsweetened coconut (or equal amount, if you can't find unsweetened in can)

Combine the evaporated milk, Splenda granular, egg yolks, and butter in a 2-quart saucepan. Stir together over low heat until blended. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture thickens; 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla, pineapple, and coconut. Stir to blend well. Place one cooled cake layer on serving platter. Top with one-third of the filling and spread over the top of the layer. Repeat the process with the two remaining layers and remaining filling ending with the filling.