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Thursday, 16 February 2017

Lemon Cake : Everybodies Favourite : Low Carb Version


You may have seen this lovely low carb lemon cake before. In fact you may have already made one or two! If you haven't please let me introduce you to this recipe suggestion. 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 (Ewelina 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 please use this link here



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

18 comments:

NatureFootstep said...

sure,Lemon cake are good :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your lemon cake looks delicious! Awesome that it is low sugar and low carb. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

Giga said...

Ewelina is very creative. She found ways to connect with diabetes can eat cakes. Certainly it helps people with diabetes who likes cake. Regards.

Valerie-Jael said...

This looks gorgeous, it's already in my recipe folder, and I will try it soon - thanks for sharing, hugs, Valerie

Debby Ray said...

Boy, does this look and sound delicious! Thanks for sharing!

Christine said...

That would be great with a cup of coffee right now!

Tom said...

...yummmmm.

happyone said...

It sure looks good. Lemon is one of my favorites.

Mildred said...

I would love this with coffee or tea.
Have a nice weekend.

Linda said...

Jan, this is such a great post! I have always loved lemon...lemonade, lemon cake, lemon meringue pie, wow! This looks so delicious! I would love a nice hot cup of Earl Grey tea with a slice of this lemon cake! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

Candy S said...

I have had such a taste for lemon for weeks now. This sounds like a great recipe to cure the cravings for the lemon and for cake. Wish I had one made for tonight's after dinner treat.

Jenn Jilks said...

My fave is banana bread, but hubby cannot have it!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I've always loved lemon cake! It reminds me of my childhood. My mom made it quite often.

Lady Fi said...

Sounds delicious!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Oh that looks so yummy! What a great alternative to a higher carb cake...

Conniecrafter said...

I have not used soy flour yet, my hubby likes lemon cake, this will be one I can try

Jean Tuthill said...

I can't wait to try this... it looks so good and looks easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

Magic Love Crow said...

My mouth is drooling!