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.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016


1 box (2-layer size) sugar-free yellow cake mix
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 1/3 cups water
2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
4 egg whites
1 1/3 cups cold low-fat milk
1 pkg (4-serving size) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups fresh or unsweetened raspberries
1/2 cup sugar-free hot fudge ice cream topping
Up to 1 tbsp water, if needed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease or spray with nonstick cooking spray, two 9-inch round cake pans; set aside.

Combine the cake mix and baking soda in a mixer bowl. Add the water, applesauce, and egg whites; beat on low speed for 2 minutes. Pour into prepared cake pans and bake at 350 degrees 28-32 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing from the pans to wire racks to cool completely.

To make the filling, whisk the milk, pudding mix, and vanilla extract together in a bowl 2 minutes or until thickened. Let stand for 5 minutes to set.

To arrange the cake, place one layer on a cake plate. Spread the pudding mixture over the cake layer. Sprinkle 3/4 cup of the raspberries over the pudding mixture and top with the second cake layer.

Add drops of water, if needed to the ice cream topping to make a glaze consistency. Spread over the top of the cake allowing some to drip down the sides. Arrange remaining berries on top.

Cut cake into 14 slices for serving. Remember, diabetics should not eat large slices of desserts!
Per slice: Approximately 240 calories, 50 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein
Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fruit, 1/2 fat