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.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

DARK-CHERRY CHOCOLATE CAKE

Today is National Chocolate Covered Cherries Day!  In honor of that dubious day, here is a chocolate and cherry recipe for all us diabetics!

8-oz sugar-free chocolate cake mix
2/3 cup water
1 egg white
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/4 cup chopped dark cherries

In a mixing bowl combine the cake mix, water, egg white, and almond extract.  Beat for 4 to 5 minutes until creamy.  Fold in the chopped cherries.  Pour into the prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.  Allow to cool before removing from pan.

Make a drizzle with 'fake' powdered sugar over the top if desired.  You will find the recipe on this site for the fake powdered sugar made with Splenda and cornstarch.