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.

Friday, November 8, 2013

GINGERBREAD CAKE

1/2 cup raisins, optional
1/3 cup pitted dates, chopped
1 3/4 cups water
3/4 cup Splenda granulated
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsps ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
3/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
2 cups white whole-wheat pastry flour*
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder

Combine the raisins and dates with the water, Splenda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves in a large saucepan; bring to a boil.  Boil for 2 minutes; remove from heat and allow to cool completely.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a small mixing bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and baking powder; add to the fruit mixture.  Stir mixture just until mixed.

Spray a 9-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and spread the batter evenly in the pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

*If you do not have the pastry flour, sift regular white whole-wheat flour.

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