Died and Went to Heaven Chocolate Cake,diabetic Version

Recipe by Annacia

Deliciously moist low-sugar chocolate cake, made even more flavorful by the addition of coffee. This is from the Splenda site. Please Note: Splenda Brown Blend is 50% sugar and this recipe uses 1/2 a cup. That's 1/4 cup of sugar in the entire cake. 1/4 cup =4 Tbsp. Splenda Brown has 4g of sugar per tsp =12 g per Tbsp and 48g (1 2/3 oz) in the entire cake. The cake is intended to serve 10. That will give you 4.8g (or 1/8 ounce ounce or 0.169 ounce according to the converter on this site) of sugar per serving. Please decide for yourself if this recipe is safe for you. I, myself, am insulin dependent and I get a higher spike from two slices of 100% whole wheat bread in a sandwich than from a slice of this cake. If you are a brittle diabetic or sensitive to all sugars you may wish to avoid this recipe.

Top Review by Sweet Baboo

This cake will be my standard family chocolate cake from now on...it was everything the intro promised: moist with a well rounded chocolate flavour minus the sugar and high fat. I would never downgrade a review due to recipe changes I must make to feed my family members who are diabetic, but when I make these changes successfully I want to share them with others who may have the same needs. This gem of a recipe has already been tweaked to make it suitable, so the only other alteration I made was to substitute 3/4 of a cup of spelt flour for part of the all purpose flour, and other than the cake perhaps not rising quite as high as without spelt, the flavour was still excellent, and the cake moist. I could not detect a coffee flavour, but I understand that the addition of coffee serves to intensify the deep chocolate flavour of cocoa. It worked! I will use this recipe to make a layer cake also, as I'm sure it would adapt to a 9x13 or 9 inch round pans, but next time I will either line the pan with parchment, or grease and "flour" with a light dusting of cocoa for a perfect release. Probably because of the spelt flour, or because I didn't leave it in the pan for the full 5 minutes before turning it onto the rack, one little tear occurred, but I am quite sure it was my fault, not the recipe's. Thanks for this great dessert recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease a deep cake pan or bundt with non-stick cooking spray, set aside.
  3. Blend flour, SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener, SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt in large mixing bowl.
  4. Combine buttermilk, oil, EggBeaters, vanilla extract, and coffee in a small bowl.
  5. Add flour to mixture, using an electric mixer on medium speed, mix until Smooth (about 2 minutes).
  6. Pour batter into cake pan or bundt pan.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes, until an inserted toothpick in center of cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes.
  8. Note.
  9. Exchanges per Serving: 2 Starches, 2 Fats.

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