Sometimes I just have a craving for cake. I haven't yet been able to sort out a way to make a diabetic cake which actually tastes good and has a texture that I enjoy, but I am working on it. I have decided that a tiny taste of what you enjoy once in a blue moon has to be enough, and so every now and again I treat myself to a slice of cake. Not an over the top cake . . . mind . . . but, beggars can't be choosers can they!
And so long as you watch your carbs really closely the rest of the day, then there is not a lot of damage done. So after having eating nothing but protein, non starchy vegetables and a bit of fruit all day . . . this is my reward!
A simple and delicious French Yogurt Cake. It uses plain unsweetened set yogurt, and you can use low fat if you wish without too much problem, but I just use the regular stuff. The yogurt pot is your measuring cup, although I have gone to the trouble of converting it to measurements for you, just in case you don't have yogurt pots, like me. I always buy my plain yoghurt in a large tub. (And I favour Yeo Valley. I can't help it. Its delicious even on its own.)
There is only 1 TBS of oil used in the cake, which is why I don't really worry about using full fat yogurt. No butter or marg or shortening. Two large eggs, and of course there is sugar. I have never tried making this using sugar substitution. To be honest I don't really like the flavour of it, and it can have some adverse affects on the digestion. ahem . . .
In any case this is a beautiful, ordinary, simple cake that is low in fat and goes together quickly and easily. You simply bung everything into a bowl, beat it together and then bake.
You do brush a bit of fresh orange juice onto the cake when you take it out of the oven and while the cake is still hot. It kinda soaks in. Lovely jubbly.
*French Yoghurt Cake*Makes one 9 inch cake