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Beautiful Birthday Cakes Baked Without Sugar

By: Mary Williams BA (hons) - Updated: 23 Feb 2016 | comments*Discuss
 
Sponge Cake Gateaux Sugar Free Cakes

There’s no better time to begin sugar free baking than when it’s somebody’s birthday. Whether you are cooking for a friend or relative who has diabetes or someone keen to reduce their sugar intake for other reasons, they’ll certainly feel like celebrating when they tuck into a slice of their beautiful sugar free birthday cake.

From light sponges to heavy gateaux, and from fruity flavours to rich chocolate tastes, these cakes need not be difficult to bake. In fact, by replacing sugar with other sweetening ingredients, you’ll find sugar free birthday cakes really can be spectacular.

Strawberry Sponge Cake

This is a light birthday cake that is perfect in the summer. Substitute strawberries for raspberries for variety.

Ingredients:

  • 250g (9oz) butter or margarine
  • Three tbsp honey
  • Three large eggs
  • 250g (9oz) self-raising flour
  • One punnet of strawberries
  • 250ml whipping cream

Method:

Preheat your oven to 180 deg C/ 350 deg F/gas mark four. Melt your butter or margarine and honey in a small pan. Sieve flour into a large bowl. Beat your eggs separately. Stir first the hot liquid then your eggs into your flour. Spoon your mixture into a round greased cake tin and bake for about 25 minutes or until golden and firm.

Leave your cake to cool for a few minutes then remove from the tin. When really cool, slice into two. Wash and hull your strawberries. Whip your cream, then separate into two bowls. With a hand blender whip half your strawberries into one half of the cream, until it turns a lovely rosy pink. Spread on the lower half of your cake. Place the top of the cake back on. Spread the rest of your whipped cream on the top of the sugar free cake. Cut each of your remaining strawberries in half and position on top of the cream to decorate.

Rich Chocolate Cake

This heavy, moist, sugar free cake will impress any friend or relative. Those who like really bitter chocolate can reduce the amount of jam.

Ingredients:

  • 120g (4oz) cocoa
  • 120g (4oz) (4oz) ground almonds
  • 120g (4oz) butter
  • One 250g jar of sugar free strawberry jam
  • One 250g jar of sugar free blueberry jam
  • Four large eggs
  • 200g (7oz) self-raising flour

Method:

Preheat your oven to 180 deg C/ 350 deg F/gas mark four. Melt your butter and strawberry jam in a small saucepan. Beat your eggs in a small bowl. Sieve your flour and cocoa into a large bowl, stir in your ground almonds. Add your liquid jam and butter. Mix well then add the beaten eggs.

Pour the mixture into a greased cake tin. Bake for about half an hour until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool for a few minutes then turn out. When really cool, slice in half. Spread the bottom half with sugar free blueberry jam. Replace the top of the cake. Lightly dust with cocoa powder. Serve with sugar free vanilla ice-cream.

Sugar Free Carrot Cake

A wholesome, hearty example, carrot cake is always impressive. Use cream cheese here as a sugar free topping.

Ingredients:

  • 200g (7oz) carrots
  • 300g (10.5oz) plain flour
  • 150g (5oz) butter
  • Two tsp ground allspice
  • Two tsp baking powder
  • Four tbsp honey
  • Four large eggs
  • 200g (7oz) walnuts
  • 250g (9oz) cream cheese

Method:

Preheat your oven to 150 deg C/140 deg C/gas mark two. Place your butter and honey into a small saucepan and melt over a low heat until runny. Place your dry ingredients (excluding your walnuts and carrots) into a large bowl. Beat your eggs in a small bowl. Pour your hot liquid into your flour mixture. Mix well then add your eggs. Grate your carrots then add to the mixture. Stir in your walnuts. Pour your cake mixture into a greased tin.

Bake in the centre of the oven until cooked all the way through. Remove from the oven. Leave to cool for a few minutes before turning out. When cool, slice in half. Spread cream cheese between the two layers and on the top of your cake. Decorate with a few more walnuts.

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Despite in the notes saying you do not recommend these recipes for diabetics. All over our website you are saying that "Whether you are cooking for a friend or relative who has diabetes or someone keen to reduce their sugar intake for other reasons" a little misleading
vicy24 - 31-Oct-15 @ 8:25 AM
@Monkeytail2002. No we are aware of that and the site was created because we had lots of people asking for alternatives to refined sugar. We do not recommend these recipes for diabetics etc.
SugarFreeRecipes - 18-Mar-15 @ 9:46 AM
Sugar free cakes?Dinna be daft.Strawberries are full of fructose, which is a sugar and honey is nothing but sugar.Seriously, it has the same percentage of fructose as high fructose corn syrup.This stuff is not sugar free in any shape or form.
Monkeytail2002 - 17-Mar-15 @ 2:31 PM
Light and fluffy sponge cake!!you must be kidding, all that butter and 'stirring' was only going to make it greasy not give it an opportunity to rise! I followed the method flawlessly but had to turn down my fan oven to stop it burning and it still did without rising. Tastes OK but not as a showpiece 1st birthday cake I was hoping for!
Cavegal - 18-Feb-15 @ 12:30 PM
Epic Fail!Don't know what went wrong but my cake didn't rise, it's about the height of an omelette and it's stuck to the bottom of my cake tin.The texture is really crumbly and greasy.It's like crushed digestive biscuits for cheesecake.Not impressed at all!
Halloween Queen - 16-Jun-13 @ 1:25 PM
The sponge cake i have just made to the above recipe has come out quite greasy to the touch, not impressed
bob - 8-Dec-12 @ 10:31 PM
Thank you so much, my friend who is diabetic has his birthday next week I am very happy now to be able to surprise him with a birthday cake. Again thank you for your generosity to share your knowledge. God bless Ellen
nell - 21-Oct-12 @ 11:45 AM
This website is so amazing for a family like mine as both map rents and grandparents are diabetic! Thank you soo much!
Sarah - 3-Jun-12 @ 7:55 AM
Hey this is fantastic ! Only just discovered your site and have been struggling with a 3 year old child with candida for a year Thanks .
mel - 6-May-12 @ 10:10 AM
this is really good website , im making a cake for my nan whose diabetic !
iwin:D - 17-Jul-11 @ 9:55 AM
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