How to Make a Birthday Cake for a Diabetic

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Cooking a birthday cake for a diabetic loved one presents a special challenge. Almost everyone has a sweet tooth, and they want to have the special things that a birthday brings. So, you sit back and try to decide what to do about making a birthday cake. Of course, diabetics can have some sugar, but not the amount in a normal cake. Cooking a cake without sugar sounds difficult, but it really is not. Just try the methods below and you will cook a great diabetic birthday cake. Read on to learn more.

Things You'll Need

  • Ingredients for cake
  • Decorative items
  • Peruse a diabetic cookbook. There will be a few cake recipes listed there. Try to make something that pulls in the birthday person's favorite flavors.

  • Buy an angel food cake that is already made and use some safe ideas listed below as the decoration. Angel food is usually safe for diabetics.

  • Use sugar substitute in place of granulated sugar in the birthday cake. Make a frosting by using low- or sugar-free whipped topping or a simple meringue with sugar substitute added. Another option is to dress the cake up with sugar free pudding or Jello in the place of frosting.

  • Pick up some decorative silk flowers, fruit, sugar free candies or small toys to add decoration to the birthday cake.

Tips & Warnings

  • A small piece will be OK in most cases (but no seconds) if the birthday person insists on having a regular cake made with sugar.
  • Don't just decide to skip the birthday cake altogether--it will make the birthday person feel unworthy unless it is their idea.

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