Is there anyone out there who did not try some sort of a diet program during their lifetime? I guess most of us tried “a diet” to either lose weight, to shape up for health reasons, or to fit into that favorite dress, or to impress a special person in our life. Some diets are simpler to follow than others, and some sound better than others, so everyone needs to find one that works the best for them. Of course, it is always wise to first consult with your health care provider, before making that final decision.
Dieting is not an easy task to keep up with, but worse yet, what do you do about celebrating a Birthday, and you need a special cake for the occasion. How about a cake for someone on Atkins Diet (high fat and extremely low carbs), which means no sugar and no flour……a couple of main ingredients you always use in making cakes!
Google.com to the rescue!! I found a real nice recipe for a Sugar Free Pecan Chocolate Cake, but I was quite skeptical about the outcome of this project….cake without flour or real sugar…only sugar substitutes….??? Would it taste like chocolate flavored cardboard??? Would it be very dense? Would it be very flat???
To make a long story short, the cake turned out great, but since I am not a big advocate of sugar substitutes, I missed the real sugar taste in the frosting. However, as the old saying goes “If you can’t have the original, you have to settle for a copy”.
Here is a picture of my cake, and a recipe, in case you find yourself in a similar situation:
Mix all ingredients well, to a spreading consistency, and frost the cake.