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Offline Pattidevans

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Basic low carb cake recipe
« on: 22 July 2016, 10:13:34 PM »
110g softened butter
110g Greek style yoghurt (I use full fat)
1 cup Splenda (or other sweetener equivalent)  If you don't have an overly sweet tooth cut this down to 3/4 cup.
1 tsp vanilla paste or 2 tsp vanilla essence
170g ground almonds
1.5 tsp baking powder
4 eggs beaten

Stir the softened butter and yoghurt together with a hand or electric whisk.  Add the sweetener and mix well.  Beat the eggs and add a little at a time beating in well. Add the vanilla essence.  Fold in the ground almonds and baking powder.

Heat oven to gas mark 4.  grease and line a 23cm cake tin or a medium loaf tin and bake for 30 - 40 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.

You can then add any flavour ingredients to make this cake whatever you like.  I often add half to 3/4 of a peeled and cored eating apple diced up, or a pear or add some diced up preserved ginger from a jar + a couple of tbs of the syrup. You can add cocoa powder or any other flavouring.

Sorry not carb counted it cos it depends on what exactly you do use... this is just the very basic recipe as requested by Sedge.
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Re: Basic low carb cake recipe
« Reply #1 on: 23 July 2016, 12:38:55 AM »
How much ground almonds and baking powder ?
Recipe sounds delicious.  :)
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Re: Basic low carb cake recipe
« Reply #2 on: 23 July 2016, 08:51:34 AM »
Oh silly me, I left ground almonds off.  I was having a long hypo when I typed it out (2 hrs or so in the 3s).


I've amended it now, thanks for pointing it out Kathy.  The baking powder was there.  1 and a half teaspoons.
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Re: Basic low carb cake recipe
« Reply #3 on: 23 July 2016, 10:04:39 AM »
I remember now - I have no cup measures, so the sweetener will be a guess.  Any idea what a cup is, in anything I would have - eg tablespoons full? (I have absolutely no idea whether it's 2 or 10)
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Re: Basic low carb cake recipe
« Reply #4 on: 23 July 2016, 11:46:14 AM »
You can get a set of cup measures and it includes a set of spoon measures in Poundland for......£1.


As it happens I weighed a cup of granulated sweetener for the cake I brought to the meet.  It was 16g.
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Re: Basic low carb cake recipe
« Reply #5 on: 23 July 2016, 02:03:39 PM »
A cup is 16 tablespoons (presuming they're the same kind of tablespoons as what we use over here!)
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Re: Basic low carb cake recipe
« Reply #6 on: 23 July 2016, 02:41:01 PM »
Oh silly me, I left ground almonds off.  I was having a long hypo when I typed it out (2 hrs or so in the 3s).


I've amended it now, thanks for pointing it out Kathy.  The baking powder was there.  1 and a half teaspoons.

You did well typing the recipe under the circumstances.  Those long hypos are miserable and annoying.
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Re: Basic low carb cake recipe
« Reply #7 on: 23 July 2016, 03:31:17 PM »
A cup is 16 tablespoons (presuming they're the same kind of tablespoons as what we use over here!)

I'm pretty sure we use different 'cups' lol I think I read about that somewhere, might be wrong. Going to go google it now.

Edit: Just looked it up and the difference is tiny. The baking forum I read about it said it makes little difference in a normal cake you'd make at home.
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Re: Basic low carb cake recipe
« Reply #8 on: 23 July 2016, 05:12:27 PM »
Yeah, a "metric cup" is 250 mL while an "imperial cup" works out to something like 243 mL or something like that, as I recall.
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Re: Basic low carb cake recipe
« Reply #9 on: 23 July 2016, 05:50:45 PM »
Isn't it true though that 'cups' will be all different 'weights' depending on what you're measuring? For instance a cup of liquid may well be 250ml in weight but a cup of Splenda weighs practically nothing. I've tried to translate cup measurements before and it's not that easy. For example when a recipe states a cup of butter, I'd rather weigh it out so the cup isn't covered in butter but for anything not 'messy' it's simpler just to buy a set of cups and use those.  ;)
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Re: Basic low carb cake recipe
« Reply #10 on: 23 July 2016, 07:51:40 PM »
Yeah if it says cup you have to do it at least once to measure it to convert it. Volume measurements will always be different for each ingredient. At least the Splenda will be dry and clean on your 'cup'.
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4/13 63 (7.9%) 6/13 59 (7.5%)
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Re: Basic low carb cake recipe
« Reply #11 on: 23 July 2016, 09:17:21 PM »
Aha - but we know for the Ginger and Pear, it's 16g weight of sweetener LOL  Admittedly without the ginger 'juice' you might need at tad more - but the Pear and Ginger one might manage with a tad less actually - so perhaps I'd try 16g anyway, to the equivalent weight of G almonds etc.

I'd have a little taste of the batter before putting it in the tin to bake I think - and let my tongue be the arbiter!
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Re: Basic low carb cake recipe
« Reply #12 on: 24 July 2016, 05:34:46 AM »
Yes, QL, a cup is a measure of volume rather than weight. So 250 ml of water would weigh 250g, but as we've learned in this thread, 250 ml of Splenda weighs 16 g! It must seem very strange when you're used to recipes by weight, but when you're used to it, it really doesn't bother you! :)
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"I - I'll try," said Shasta.
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Re: Basic low carb cake recipe
« Reply #13 on: 24 July 2016, 09:10:25 AM »
TBH it wasn't Splenda I used in the pear and gunger cake, it was some supermarket own brand made from Truvia.  If anything I'd have said that that perticular cake would have benefitted from a bit less liquid, so cutting the yoghurt down a bit to allow for the ginger syrup might have improved it.


FWIW as far as cup measures are concerned you might as well give in and buy a set as they are only £1.
Patti


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