Have Your Cake And Eat It, Too! 2 Diabetic Cake Recipes To Curb Your Cravings


Controlling diabetes is possible with the help of your doctor and a well-balanced diet. This diet should consist of foods low in sugar, carbohydrates, and fat, so you may find yourself eating a large number of vegetables and lean proteins. While these are healthier options, you may still have cravings from time to time. Thankfully, you can have your cake and eat it too, by using diabetic-friendly recipes. Using one of these healthier recipes, you can enjoy delicious cake without harming your health.

Shortbread Cake

A traditional shortbread cookie only has an estimated 9 grams of carbohydrates, making it a much healthier option compared to sugar cookies and other desserts. Fortunately, the shortbread cookie can also be made into a healthy cake using this diabetic-friendly recipe.

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and line a springform pan with parchment paper. Grease the paper slightly using softened margarine.

In a bowl, combine 1 ½ cups of flour, 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, and ½ teaspoon of table salt. In a second bowl, combine 1 cup of margarine, ½ cup of light brown sugar, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. After mixing, beat in 3 tablespoons of fine, ground espresso. Slowly pour in the flour mixture and beat with your hand mixer for 2 to 3 minutes.

Pour the mixture into the springform pan and bake for 35 minutes. Allow to cool before slicing the shortbread cake.


While not actually a cake, tiramisu is a delicious dessert that can wreak havoc on your diet. However, diabetic-friendly versions are available for you to enjoy while following your healthy lifestyle plan.

You will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 8-ounce package of cream cheese
  • 3 cups cold skim milk
  • 2 packages of vanilla sugar free instant pudding/pie filling
  • 48 sugar free vanilla wafers
  • ½ cup of strong brewed coffee from Monin or another company
  • 2 grated squares of unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 1 tub of sugar free whipped topping

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until it is creamy before adding the milk. Pour in both packages of pudding mix and continue mixing. Stir in the whipped topping. Set aside.

Line the bottom and sides of a trifle dish or 2 ½ -quart mixing bowl with half of the vanilla wafers. Cover the wafers with half of your brewed coffee. Layer on a generous amount of the cream cheese, milk, and pudding mixture. Top with some grated chocolate.

Repeat the layering process until all of the ingredients are used or your serving dish or bowl is full.

Living with diabetes can be challenging, but you do not need to suffer through your cravings. Using these diabetic-friendly recipes, you can have your cake and eat it, too. 


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