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Friday, 6 July 2018

Summer Fruits Low Carb Sponge Cake ... it's delicious !




This is actually one of Eddie's low carb cake recipes! He first made it some years ago now, and it has remained a favourite with us and other family members. I haven't shared the recipe idea for a while, and knowing that in recent months we have new readers, I thought it would be nice to share it again. With summer upon us, a low carb sponge cake could be just what you need!

The fruits you use can always be adjusted to what is in season, and what may be available in a shop near you! If you need a guide to lower carb fruits have a look here 

Ingredients:
200g ground almonds
2 heaped teaspoons baking powder
3 medium eggs
2 tablespoons of butter
2 tablespoons double (heavy) cream

Low-carb fruits 

Method: 
Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. 
Melt the butter I used a Pyrex jug, add the eggs and cream, then add the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. 
Add some low-carb fruits, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries to the mix and spoon into a baking container. I used a silicone bread mould. 
Microwave in a 700watt for 6 minutes. 
Take out of the mould, if still damp place upside down on four layers of kitchen paper and microwave for a further one minute. 
Allow to cool then spread on a layer of extra thick cream, then add fruits to the top. 
A little tip, allow to cool on four or five layers of kitchen paper to remove any excess moisture. 
Serve in a bowl with some double cream. 
Serves eight.

You will find a variety of recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

28 comments:

Tom said...

...summer is berry time!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, looks delicious! I love all the fresh berries! Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Catarina said...

I am making this cake for sure!!!! When I come back from my trip.
Thank you so much for taking the new readers into consideration! I am one of them. and I'm loving it!
: )

Linda said...

I won't be grinding walnuts. I don't like them. Can I sub something off the shelf? How much? Do you have a low carb chocolate sponge cake?

Jan (JFM) said...

All I can say is YESSSSSSS!!!

laurie said...

ooooo, this looks very yummy!!!

John M said...

This looks great. I printed a copy for future use.

Out on the prairie said...

It looks and sounds glorious!

Valerie-Jael said...

Oh how yummy! Hugs, Valerie

Anonymous said...

Delicious.

Tina

Christine said...

This looks so good!

William Kendall said...

That looks good!

Lowcarb team member said...

Linda said:
"I won't be grinding walnuts. I don't like them. Can I sub something off the shelf? How much? Do you have a low carb chocolate sponge cake?"

Hello Linda, many thanks for your comment and question.
It may be worth trying substituting ground almonds for coconut flour … but I haven't tried it. It does react differently from using almond and you can read more about that here
https://www.ditchthecarbs.com/ultimate-guide-coconut-flour-vs-almond-flour/

There are quite a few different recipe ideas within the blog for chocolate cakes, and you could use the search button for this.
One recently made from coconut flour features here
https://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.com/2018/05/chocolate-pound-low-carb-cake-made-with.html

I hope this may help - happy baking.

All the best Jan

Sue said...

Oooh this looks fabulous Jan, have a very happy weekend, Sue xx

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Oh that looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing...

happyone said...

Oh yummy. That looks fantastic!!

Elephant's Child said...

That does look good. And how I love berries.

Martha said...

A lovely treat for this season!

sandy said...

wow, MUST make this!! it looks delicious.

Christine Nesler said...

Finally, the summer is over here, I've been waiting for it for a long time lol.

Thanks for the recipes Jan. Long time lurker here.

Lee said...

It looks tasty...and tempting.

My microwave doesn't know what it is. I've not used it in years and years...it's out in the back area gathering dust and cobwebs! lol

I've thoughts of making a banana-date-walnut loaf for myself sometime next week...I'm tempted now to make this one...as well!! :)

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Looks delicious. Clever husband there.
Are the fires gone? Keep cool as I heard on our news about your days of heat!

bill burke said...

Looks delicious and probably great to have especially in this hot weather.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

If it tastes as good as it looks Jan, it's a winner 💙

Teresa said...

Se ve muy buena. Feliz fin de semana.

Lisa said...

What a delicious looking cake.
Anything with strawberries on at this time of year is a winner.
Lisa x

Jenn Jilks said...

We just ate our local strawberries with yogurt!

Magic Love Crow said...

Yummy! Yes, please!