Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Berry Cupcake Shorties

May 21, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | 2 Comments
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is – Berry Cupcake Shorties. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing All-Purpose Flour, Sucralose-Sugar Blend, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Salt, Fat Free Skim Milk, Eggs, Canola Oil, Vanilla, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, Strawberries, Sucralose-Based Sugar Substitute, and Fat-Free Whipped Topping. And Dessert is served! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Berry Cupcake Shorties
These low-carb cupcakes are the perfect indulgent end to any seasonal meal. Take advantage of the beautiful bountiful berries available this time of year to whip up a batch of these sweet treats.

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sucralose-sugar blend
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup fat-free (skim) milk
2 eggs
1/3 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
4 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
1 to 2 tablespoons sucralose-based sugar substitute
Fat-free whipped topping

Directions
Yield: 12 servings

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 12 standard (2 1/2-inch) muffin cups with paper baking cups.

2 – Combine flour, sugar substitute, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in large bowl. Add milk, eggs, oil, and vanilla; mix until well blended. Transfer half of batter (1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups) to 2-cup glass measure or medium bowl; stir in cocoa until blended. Divide vanilla batter evenly among prepared muffin cups. Spoon chocolate batter evenly over vanilla batter. (Cups should be about 3/4 full.) Swirl with knife to marbleize.

3 – Bake 28 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned and toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

4 – Mash about one third of berries in medium bowl. Stir in remaining berries and sugar substitute. Cut cupcakes in half. Spoon berry mixture over cupcake bottoms; top with whipped topping and cupcake tops.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 140 calories, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 35 mg, Sodium: 170 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/berry-cupcake-shorties/

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Mini Chocolate Toffee-Topped Cupcakes

April 9, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the week is – Mini Chocolate Toffee-Topped Cupcakes. These are made using a package of Sugar Free Chocolate Cake Mix, Water, Egg Substitute, Canola Oil, Creamy Peanut Butter, Fat Free Whipped Topping, Almonds, Sugar Free Butter Toffee Candy, and Mini Semisweet Chocolate Chips. The Cupcakes are 132 calories and 19 carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Mini Chocolate Toffee-Topped Cupcakes
Looking for a treat to enjoy with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? These delicate homemade cupcakes are bound to delight! Sure to satisfy even the most discriminating chocoholic, they feature a moist cocoa base capped with crunchy almonds and butter toffee pieces.

Ingredients
1 package (about 16 ounces) sugar-free chocolate cake mix
1 cup water
3/4 cup cholesterol-free egg substitute
1/3 cup canola oil
2 tablesoons natural creamy peanut butter
1/2 (8-ounce) container thawed frozen fat-free whipped topping
1 ounce slivered almonds, toasted*
12 sugar-free butter-toffee hard candies, lightly crushed**
1/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

Directions
Yield: 48 mini cupcakes
Serving size: 2 mini cupcakes

1- Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray 48 mini (1 3/4-inch) muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray.

2 – Combine cake mix, water, egg substitute, and oil in large bowl; beat with electric mixer at low speed 30 seconds or until moistened. Beat at medium speed 2 minutes. Spoon heaping tablespoon batter into each prepared muffin cup.

3 – Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 5 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

4 – Meanwhile, microwave peanut butter in small microwavable bowl on HIGH 20 to 30 seconds or until slightly melted. Place whipped topping in medium bowl. Fold peanut butter into whipped topping until well combined. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Combine almonds, crushed candies and chocolate chips in small bowl; set aside.

5 – Top each cupcake evenly with whipped topping mixture and chocolate chip mixture.

*Note: To toast almonds, spread in single layer on baking sheet. Bake in preheated 350°F oven 8 to 10 minute or until golden brown, stirring frequently

**Note: To crush candy, place in a sealed plastic bag. Use rolling pin or meat mallet to crush candies.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 132 calories, Carbohydrates: 20 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 172 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/desserts-sweets/mini-chocolate-toffee-topped-cupcakes/

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Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Sugar-Free Chocolate Éclairs

May 16, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is – Sugar-Free Chocolate Éclairs. Have your Éclairs and eat them too with these Sugar-Free Chocolate Éclairs. You’ll be using a package of Sugar-Free Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix and a package of Sugar-Free Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix. The Recipe is from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines. So check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Sugar-Free Chocolate Éclairs

Recipe Ingredients:
Dough:
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup butter(no substitutes)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 large eggs

Vanilla Filling:
1 1/4 cups cold fat-free milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (1-ounce) package sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
1 cup fat-free whipped topping

Chocolate Topping:
1 1/2 cups cold fat-free milk
1 (1.4-ounce) package sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil. Add flour all at once, stirring until a smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and shiny. Transfer to a resealable plastic bag; seal.
2 – Cut a 1-inch hole in one corner of bag. Pipe eight 3 1/2-inch logs onto an ungreased baking sheet.
3 – Bake in a preheated oven at 450°F (230°C) for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 400°F (205°C); bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack. Immediately cut a slit in each to allow steam to escape; cool.
4 – Carefully cut off tops. Set the tops aside. Remove soft dough from the inside with a fork.
5 – For Vanilla Filling: In a mixing bowl, beat milk, vanilla and pudding on low speed for 2 minutes or until thickened. Fold in whipped topping; set aside.
6 – For Chocolate Topping: In another mixing bowl, beat milk and chocolate pudding mix for 2 minutes or until thickened.
7 – Spoon vanilla filling into éclairs; replace tops. Spread with chocolate topping.
Makes 8 éclairs

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1 éclair): 170 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol. 418 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrates, trace fiber, 6 g protein. diabetic exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.
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