Peanut Butter Cake 4 One

Sunday 25 September 2016

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It's been almost a year since I was diagnosed as a Type 2 Diabetic and I would be lying to you if I didn't say that it has been a real struggle.  Coping with this along with Diverticulitis, IBS and other health issues means that putting anything into my mouth is a bit like playing Russian Roulette.  No fun.  It definitely hasn't been easy.  I have managed to keep the Diabetes under control and take myself back to pre-diabetic glucose levels . . .  the other things I never know from one day to the next what is going to set things off.   I just think I got a handle on it and bingo!  Surprise, surprise, something else will trigger an attack.

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The struggle has been compounded by the fact that I live with the stick-man who has a problem keeping weight on, so I cannot ban treats from him, and why should he suffer really for the misdeeds of my own youth . . . I bake treats for him quite often. The difficulty has been in keeping away from them myself.  Not fair, but a fact of life.

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And then I discovered this . . .  a Peanut Butter Cake which is flourless and sugarless and completely diabetic friendly.  I am in heaven.  This is a treat I CAN enjoy!

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I adore peanut butter.   I like Skippy mainly, but use that as an occasional treat.  Most of the time I eat sugar free peanut butter.  That is what I used for this.  Sugar free peanut butter.

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The chemistry of cooking has always fascinated me.   How you can take a few simple ingredients, which on their own might not be all that remarkable, but when mixed together become something quite deliciously edible.   This cake is one of those things.  To a diabetic it was a bit of manna from heaven. Peanut Butter heaven.  For the chocolate syrup I used Choc Shot which is low GI, Diabetic friendly and GM and gluten free.

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*Flourless Peanut Butter Cake*
Serves 1
A single serving cake that cooks in the microwave in a minute and is diabetic friendly!  It's quite delicious actually!  You can have it plain, or with a bit of diabetic vanilla ice cream, or some sugar free chocolate syrup.  Very good.  Nom nom! 

2 TBS sugar free peanut butter
1 TBS sugar sustitute
1/8 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 large free range egg, beaten
(can use 1/4 cup egg substitute)
To garnish:
sugar free chocolate syrup
diabetic vanilla ice cream
sugar free low fat spray cream 
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Spray a 10 to 12 ounce microwaveable mug with non-stick cooking spray.  Set aside.  Whisk the cake ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth and well combined.  Pour into the prepared mug.  Microwave for 60 to 65 seconds, or until th centre is set completely.  (My microwave takes about 50 seconds.)  Allow to cool for 3 to 5 minutes.  Garnish with your favourite garnish and enjoy!

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 Gluten free. Sugar Free.  Vegan friendly.  A diabetic's dream.  Who knew?

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Bon Appetit!


  1. Happy you found something to treat yourself:)

    1. You know, it's not quite as nice as a regular cake, but I'll take it Monique! A treat I can enjoy every now and then! xo


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