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.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CUPCAKES

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 large egg
4 egg whites
1/4 cup granulated sugar*
1/2 cup Splenda granulated
3 tbsp canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups plain low-fat yogurt
3/4 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup powdered sugar**
1 block (3-oz) fat-free cream cheese
1/4 cup evaporated milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line 24 muffin cups with paper cupcake liners or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

Whisk the two flours, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl; set aside.

Beat the egg, egg whites, granulated sugar, and Splenda in a large mixer bowl using an electric mixer on high for 5 minutes.  Beat in the oil and vanilla extract.  Alternately add the flour mixture and the yogurt beating on low speed just until incorporated.

Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups filling only about halfway.  Bake for 15 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Remove to wire racks and cool completely.

To make the frosting: Whisk the peanut butter, powdered sugar, cream cheese, and milk in a mixing bowl until well blended.  Spread a tablespoon of frosting over the top of each cupcake.

*Use an additional 1/4 cup of Splenda instead of sugar if you have trouble controlling your blood sugar.

**You will find a recipe for making sugar-free powdered sugar on this blog.