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Thursday, 12 May 2016

Lemon Cake : Low Carb


The creator of this cake is Ewelina - meet her below, she writes ... 

"What I like about this cake is a perfect combination of soy flour and ground almond. Cakes made with ground almond are slightly too heavy for me but soy flour on its own has a bit funny taste. Combination of these two together, makes a nice, fluffy cake and you can’t really taste soy flour. It’s also lower in calories and cheaper than using ground almond only."

Ingredients (makes about 15 slices):
· 80g Soy flour, sieved
· 100g Ground almond
· 85g butter, softened
· Equivalent of 250g sugar (I used 250g xylitol, grind using coffee grinder)
· 5 eggs, separated
· 2 tsp. baking powder
· Pinch of cream of tartar
· Juice from 1 lemon
· Zest from 1 lemon


Carbohydrates and Calories details  (using Xylitol as a sweetener):
Whole cake batter 24g carbohydrate : 2533 Calories 
1 portion (1/15 of the cake) 1.6g carbohydrate : 168 Calories

To see the instructions on how to make this cake use this link here 

This lovely recipe idea is from Ewelina ... and here she is


Ewelina is a Type 1 Diabetic ... and she says "Diabetes and cakes doesn’t sound like a great combination. Well not to me, I have always loved baking and after diagnosis with diabetes type 1 in 2011 I had to find some way of combining these two. It is quite challenging and anyone who knows a little bit about baking will agree with me. How to bake without using flour or sugar?! After long research and checking hundreds of recipes I came across some great ideas. There are sugar substitutes that work quite well in most recipes and there are many different low carb flours and flour substitutes. I’m still learning and discovering new products and recipes but with every cake I make I know more and more. Now I’m convinced that low carb cakes can be delicious and we don’t need to feel sorry for not having regular cakes. Cakes from my blog are equally good (if not better) and you can eat them without worrying too much about your sugar levels"

I'm sure you will like this low carb lemon cake, especially with a cup of tea or coffee, do try it soon!

All the best Jan

20 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Great cake.

Gail said...

And it seems when something is forbidden it's what you want! Glad there are ways around it.

eileeninmd said...

I love anything with lemons. This cake looks delicious. Thanks for sharing. Have a happy weekend ahead!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

What a wonderful recipe! I love lemon cake. I'm going to have to make this.

Lowcarb team member said...

Bob
Many thanks for your comment.
I'll save a slice for you!
Virtually speaking of course!

Have a great Friday, and weekend ahead.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Gail
Many thanks for your comment.
Yes, there are always recipes with alternatives ...and this recipe does not raise blood sugar numbers, so it is something to be considered, especially if you are diabetic.

Hope your Friday is a good one and all good wishes for the weekend too.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Eileen
Many thanks for your comment.
Lemons are great aren't they, and can definitely be used in so many recipe ideas.

Good wishes for tomorrow and the forthcoming weekend.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Martha
Many thanks for your comment.
If I lived nearer I would be round for a slice and a cup of tea!
Enjoy your cake, and good wishes for the forthcoming weekend

All the best Jan

Ida said...

That cake looks yummy. Lemon is a favorite flavor of mine.

Red Rose Alley said...

Ooooo, Yummy lemon cake, and it looks very moist. I love anything LEMON!

~Sheri

The Happy Whisk said...

Looks yummy.

Denise inVA said...

Sounds delicious, love lemon cakes. Thank you Jan :)

Adam said...

looks good

Lisa said...

I've never cooked with soy flour, I'm not sure I even knew about it!
I bet its delicious, perfect flavour for the summer months.
Lisa x

Lowcarb team member said...

Ida
Many thanks for your comment.
Lemon cake (the low carb way) is a winner in our house!

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Sheri
Many thanks for your comment.
I agree a nice moist cake, especially lemon flavoured ... definitely yummy!

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Ivy
Many thanks for your comment.
"Looks yummy" ... and is yummy!

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Denise
Many thanks for your comment.
Lemon cakes are lovely aren't they ... we do like them the low carb way, as it certainly doesn't cause any blood sugar spikes, which is always a plus for husband Eddie (a type 2 diabetic)

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Adam
Many thanks for your comment
"looks good" ... and is good!

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Lisa
Many thanks for your comment
When you look around the many shops / supermarkets / inter-net there are many alternative flours to use. The mix that Ewelina has used here does suit diabetics or those looking to reduce carbohydrates/sugar. Sometimes it's good to try something different and also low carb lemon cake is just yummy!

All the best Jan