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. Everyone reacts different to various foods. Check your blood sugar readings so you will know whether or not a recipe works for you! And feel free to take a recipe and adjust it to suit your needs.

Saturday, September 3, 2011


2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup sugar-free maple-flavored syrup
2 large baking apples
1/4 cup raisins, optional
1/2 cup sifted cake flour
1 cup white whole-wheat flour
3 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup no-sugar added applesauce
1/3 cup Splenda granulated
1 tbsp water
2 large eggs, well beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Melt the butter in a 9-inch round cake pan, swirling to coat sides; add the maple-flavored syrup stirring to blend. Allow to cool while you peel, core, and slice the apples. Layer the apples over the maple-butter mixture in the cake pan. Sprinkle the raisins over the apples, if using. Set aside.

Combine the flours, baking soda, and salt in sifter and sift into a small bowl.

In medium mixing bowl or large mixer bowl, cream together the applesauce, Splenda, and 1 tablespoon water. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture in small increments alternately with the 2/3 cup of water, beating after each addition. Gently pour the batter over the apples and raisins in the pan. Gently spread batter to even and level. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Turn out onto serving platter immediately after removing from oven.

NOTE: I do not care for raisins so I substitute chopped pecans for the raisins.

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