4 Best Diabetic Cakes

4 Best Diabetic Cakes


Lighter Gooey Butter Cake

In 2012, the culinary queen of butter and sugar herself – Paula Deen – was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Finally all of the unhealthy eating habits promoted by Deen took its toll on her body. In reaction, Deen started focusing more on adapting her previously-decadent recipes into healthier ones. The Lighter Gooey Butter Cake has at least 600 fewer calories and 90 fewer grams of carbohydrates than her original beloved gooey butter cake recipe, and diners who’ve tried it say it’s just as delicious. The gooey butter cake packs in flavor with reduced-fat cream cheese, less than a cup of confectioner’s sugar, and plan Greek-style yogurt, making it a diabetic-friendly treat.


Creamy Vanilla-Caramel Cheesecake

The queen of baked goods around the world is Betty Crocker – the baking brand that brought the ability to make gourmet desserts into peoples’ homes. While Betty Crocker was at first known for making desserts that were simply delicious, with the public’s consciousness shifting towards healthfulness, Betty Crocker adapted many of its recipes for low-fat and diabetic lifestyles. One of the most famous they’ve come up with is the Creamy Vanilla-Caramel Cheesecake, which uses cream cheese, less than a cup of sugar, yogurt and wafer cookies. Home chefs have said that they’ve even been able to substitute sugar substitutes for sugar, making it a low-carb, diabetic-friendly treat.


Nutella Swirl Cupcakes

If you’re looking for someone who knows both great tasting desserts and diabetes, you have to check out The Diabetic Pastry Chef –an online blog and recipe collection by a chef who focuses on sweet treats for diabetics. The chef herself was diagnosed with diabetes shortly after graduating from culinary school to become a pastry chef. She combined these two focuses into one – and she has since become one of the world’s leading experts on diabetic desserts. These Nutella Swirl Cupcakes have the rich, savory sweetness of Nutella (or Rawtella, which is sugar free), Whey Low sugar substitute and whole-wheat flour.


Ginger-Orange Cheesecake

Better Homes and Gardens has long been a leading expert on recipes, how-to guides, and tips and tricks for the home and kitchen. They recently featured a bunch of diabetic-friendly desserts from across the country, including this Ginger-Orange Cheesecake. The cake is flavored with nonfat sour cream, blood oranges and ginger – so you get a ton of taste but from natural, healthy ingredients.