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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Recipe of the week: Low Carb Mini Cakes

I mentioned yesterday that I had gone to a baby shower for a soon to be new grand ma. You all know that  church people know how to party and when they do there is always food! We have the best cooks at our Church There was all sorts of  wonderful, tasty, tempting food spread out on the table and counter tops- but two items that caught my eye were the donuts and the cake. I guess I had a bit of a sweet tooth since that is what caught my eye. I've not had a either in maybe a year and they had to be a way to make them lower in carbs right? Something about Valentine Day made me want to make something sweet for Hubby.  So I Googled Low Carb Donuts and, there were several out there. I combined a few recipes that I saw and created this. I also wanted ingredients that anyone can find at the local supermarket.

Low-Carb Mini Cakes 

1 cup Whole Wheat flour
1 cup soy flour
1 scoops Vanilla protein
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup Splenda
2 tsp Brown Sugar Twin
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tsp sugar free vanilla extract
3 eggs
2 TBSP oil

 I had this mini fluted pan so I used that to make the small cakes. After all we only want a small sweet treat, something easy to freeze as well.  Set your oven at 325 degrees and grease the pan.

Mix dry ingredients together mixing really well and set aside. In a separate bowl, mix the heavy cream, vanilla, eggs and oil together.  Mix this to the dry ingredients. Beat together until well blended.  Fill each doughnut cup about 3/4 full. Bake 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool before taking them out to frost.   I used a cream cheese frosting that I made to keep the carbs down.

The are so cute, even plain. But I like it even better with frosting

8 oz softened cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup Splenda

Mix it all and frost away.  Enjoy!

So the result? Hubby liked it very much and with 115.5 calories each, they are a sweet "once -in-a-while" treat.  Carb count is 8.4 each, and yes that is on the high side, but as a "once-in-a-while" treat it is very nice indeed!  


  1. Adorable! Thanks for the recipe too, I've been looking for some low-carb desserts for family! Blessings on your day!


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