Cherry-Almond Snack Cake
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
This is a moist and very flavorful snack cake. Would recommend finely chopping vs grinding the almonds. Was a hit at my weekly diet class.
I used regular sugar and butter in the amounts give. I added 1/4 tsp cherry extract to increase the cherry flavor. I thought about putting some mini chocolate chips in, but opted for drizzling some melted chocolate on top which makes them taste like a chocolate covered cherry. Delicious!
this recipe is very good and easy to make.
I am a diabetic and really enjoyed the taste of this Snack Cake. It seems like everything I make for the diabetic diet, the rest of my family does not, but they all enjoyed this one.
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I love the cherry-almond scent of Jergen's lotion. When i baked this moist cake my whole house smelled delicious.
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I am a diabetic and I have a dog (xylitol is poisonous to dogs and it adds 360 calories so I kept with the Splenda). I baked them today with the following substitutions. I ground walnuts instead of almonds. I used King Arthur's White Whole Wheat flour. I used light Smart Balance Spread. I used vanilla instead of almond extract. I used buckwheat honey. I made 12 muffins rather than 15 pieces so they were 200 calories each. They contained over 7 grams of cholesterol reducing healthy fat which adds to calories but in a healthy way. They are absolutely fabulous!!! Hearty and filling...sweet and bold. I call them Cherry-Walnut Honey Buns. If you haven't made them yet please try them...they are wonderful.
Also if you prefer not to use margarine, do this:Take one stick of butter, soften to room temperature, then gradually beat in an equal amount of extra light olive oil (1/2 cup). This makes the butter spreadable straight from the refrigerator, reduces the amount of trans-fats in the butter and still tastes like butter. Great for baking too!
I haven't tried this recipe yet, but it sounds great EXCEPT I don't do artificial sweeteners. I use xylitol (a sugar alcohol that looks and tastes like sugar and doesn't require insulin to metabolize) in other words safe for diabetics. Just add an extra egg white to prevent dryness. Google xylitol, it's an all natural sweetener.