Strawberry Cake with Sugar-free Whipped Cream
You can use stevia in this strawberry cake with sugar-free whipped cream as a substitute for the honey. However, you may need more to achieve the same effect.
Strawberry cake is a crowd-pleasing favorite. Unfortunately, however, while most of us love it, the store bought ones are often loaded with artificial sweeteners and flavorings, as well as trans-fats, and refined sugars and grains –and these aren’t good for anyone’s health. For that reason, today we invite you to discover this novel recipe for one made with sugar-free whipped cream.
However, before we go into the recipe…Why would anyone care to make a sugar-free cake?
Most of us have at least a relative or a friend afflicted with diabetes. Believe it or not, a large part of the world’s population suffers from this disease. That’s where sugar-free recipes like this come in very handy.
The Importance of a Sugar-Free Diet for Diabetics
Diabetic people must strictly control their intake of sugar. This is mainly because their faulty metabolism produces an excess of glucose in the blood and urine due to insulin deficiency.
Overall, there are two types of diabetes:
- Type 1 diabetes. Here, the body doesn’t produce insulin and breaks down any ingested carbohydrates into blood sugar which it uses for energy. Insulin is a hormone that the body needs to get glucose from the bloodstream to the body’s cells.
- Type 2 diabetes. With this type, the body doesn’t use the insulin it has properly. This is called insulin resistance. At first, the pancreas works excessively to create extra insulin in order to compensate. However, it isn’t able to keep it up for a long time.
Strawberry Cake with Sugar-Free Whipped Cream
When it comes to desserts, most bakeries take into consideration that a lot of people are diabetic and also that others simply wish to reduce sugar consumption for various reasons.
With that in mind, we’d like to offer you the knowledge of how to prepare a delicious strawberry cake in your home, so you’re in control of the quality. Most of its ingredients are natural, and you may add a natural sweetener such as honey. If you wish, you could also use Stevia rebaudiana. Even better, you can whip the cream by itself -you’ll be amazed by how good it tastes on its own.
This cake also takes advantage of the benefits of it’s fruit: strawberries.
Fruits like strawberries are a source of vitamin C, magnesium, potassium and folic acid. Also, they’re antioxidants and great at protecting us from the action of free radicals in the body. Additionally, they’re highly recommended for overall heart health and to balance blood sugar.
Always remember that you don’t have to be diabetic in order to cut down on your sugar consumption.
- 3 eggs
- ½ c. of 100% pure, raw honey
- ½ c. of butter
- 1 c. of strawberries
- 3 tbsp of sugar-free strawberry jam
- ½ c. heavy whipping cream
- ½ c. of wheat flour
- 2 tbsp of vanilla extract
- 1 baking pan
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- First, preheat the oven to 400º F.
- Second, flour the baking dish with butter and flour to keep the cake from sticking.
- Afterward, place the rest of the butter in a bowl and whip it to a creamy consistency. Then, add the honey slowly and beat the mix until it’s homogeneous.
- At this point, add the eggs, flour, and a little vanilla extract, and continue beating until everything is properly mixed.
- Then, pour the mixture into the previously floured mold and place it in the oven 25 to 30 minutes.
- Finally, remove the cake from the oven. Let it cool down, and set it aside in a cool place.
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Preparation for the Whipped Cream
- Heavy cream
- Mixing bowl
- To begin, put the heavy cream, mixing bowl and mixer whisks in the freezer for about 20 minutes and let it all get as cold as possible.
- Then, put the cream into the super-chilled mixing bowl and mix it on high speed for about a minute until stiff peaks form. Then, your whipped cream is ready.
- After, slice the pound cake into two even layers. Then, with the help of a kitchen brush, cover each half with the strawberry jam.
- Next, assemble the cake and proceed to decorate it with the cream.
- To finish, cut each strawberry in half lengthwise and arrange them around the cake.
Additional Tips for Your Strawberry Cake
- To make this also gluten-free, replace the wheat flour with skinless boiled potatoes. Conversely, you can also use finely ground oatmeal and an extra egg with three tablespoons of cornstarch.
- Additionally, you can place some strawberries between the layers of the cake before assembling it.