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Recipes for Diabetes - University of Illinois Extension


36 ounces unsweetened applesauce
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup dried apple slices
1/3 cup shortening
2-¾ cup flour + 2 tablespoons
¾ cup Splenda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/3 cup molasses
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
2 eggs
¼ teaspoon allspice
6 ounces lowfat buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
non-stick cooking spray


  1. Spray 2-9" cakepans with cooking spray and dust with 2 tablespoons flour. Heat oven to 350°.
  2. Combine applesauce and apple slices in saucepan; bring to boil and simmer about 20 minutes until thick. Cool.
  3. Combine flour, spices, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl blend shortening, Splenda, molasses, and eggs. Combine dry and wet ingredients, alternating with buttermilk.
  4. Turn into pans, patting batter out towards pan edges. Bake 20 minutes. Cool.
  5. Use applesauce mixture as frosting between each layer and on top.  May serve with fat-free whipped topping (add 15 calories per  2 tablespoons). Refrigerate cake to store.
Total time: 1 hour
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Nutrition Facts
Servings per Recipe: 16 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 201 Calories from Fat 45
Total Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 27 mg
Sodium 60 mg
Carbohydrate 36 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 4 g
Exchange 2 starch, 2 fat
Carbohydrate Units 2

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