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, January 14, 2015

YELLOW CUPCAKES

1 1/4 cups cake flour
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 cup Splenda Granular
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup nonfat instant milk powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
3 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line 18 muffin cups with paper liners; set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the flours, Splenda, and softened butter. Mix with an electric mixer at medium speed for a couple of minutes or until the butter is mixed into the flour mixture.

Add the dry milk powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; mix on low speed until blended.

In a small bowl,  mix the buttermilk, eggs, vanilla and almond extracts; stir well until thoroughly mixed. Add 2/3s of the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and mix on medium speed just until blended. Scrape down sides of bowl. Mix on medium-high speed for about 1 minute until batter appears lighter in color. Reduce mixer speed to low and add the remaining buttermilk mixture. Mix on medium speed just until blended; scrape down bowl then mix on medium speed for about 30 seconds.

Spoon batter evenly into the 18 prepared muffin cups. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Frost with your favorite sugar-free frosting.