There is nothing more terrifying that having your cake yet not being to eat it. Can you imagine slicing a succulent-looking chocolate cake sensation oozing with equally luscious frosting and not being able to take a bite? Indeed, with the perceived problem with eating too much sugar, many people tend to ditch the dessert route just to evade the chances of developing debilitating diseases. Though healthy, one cannot help but feel unhappy. Luckily, sugar free frosting and all things sugar free baking is a big trend nowadays.
Yes! You can now bake melt-in-your-mouth honest-to-goodness cakes, pastries, brownies, and many more to enjoy desserts without feeling guilty. But unlike other recipes that make use of pricey sugar-free substitutes, the following sugar-free frosting recipes are not just easy to make, they are easy to the wallet, too.
1. The Perfect Sugar-Free Choc’lit Cake
Who doesn’t love good ol’ chocolate cake? Chocolate cakes are known to be the world’s comfort food. When one is downtrodden, a slice of chocolate cake is all it takes to lighten up the load. It’s a happy food but sadly, filled with sugar, too. This sugar-free rendition however, can put your worries on the sides. From cake to frosting, sugar is definitely not a problem.
- 2 cups Splenda or Tuvia zero-calorie sweetener/granular
- 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup Hershey’s natural unsweetend cocoa
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup boiling water
- pinch of salt
Grease and flour 2 nine-inch round baking pans while you heat up the oven at 350-deg F. Then, mix sugar, cocoa, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and pinch of salt in a large glass bowl. Slowly add milk, oil, beaten eggs and vanilla. Beat for 2 minutes using a mixer on medium speed. To thin batter, stir in boiling water and then, pour it on the prepared pans. Bake for approximately 35minutes. You may insert a wooden pick to easily gauge if it’s baked. Once the wooden pick comes out clean, you’re good to go. Let cool for 10 minutes and then, frost using sugar free frosting:
Simply melt ½ cup or 1 stick butter and stir in 2/3 cup of Hershey’s natural unsweetend cocoa. Slowly add 3 cups of Splenda or Tuvia zero-calorie sweetener/granular and 1/3 cup milk. Beat until consistency is achieved. Add small amount of additional milk and sir in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
NOTE: The secret ingredient in this recipe is the Hershey’s natural unsweetend cocoa in 8-oz cans. For a pack of 6, you can finally make sugar free frosting, cakes, fudge, brownies and other gluten-free desserts.
For a peanut butter lover..
2. Heavenly Peanut Butter Fudge
While others gorge on chocolate, there are also those who prefer its protein-packed twin in terms of comfort and taste. Here’s an easy-to-do taste-like-heaven sugar-free peanut butter fudge that will surely make every child and adult’s tastebuds sing in joy.
- 1 15-ounce Creamy Supreme Sugar Free Vanilla Frosting
- 1 18-ounce jar peanut butter of your choice
With the foil lining put-off, heat 1 can of Creamy Supreme Sugar Free Vanilla Frosting in the microwave for a minute or until it is completely melted. Pour it into a glass bowl and add the entire jar of peanut butter. Mix well until there’s no lump or when it has a fluid consistency. Then, pour into a 9-inch pan lined with wax paper (or sprayed with Pam). Keep cool for and then, cut into small squares. Yummy bite-size peanut butter fudge!
3. Out-The-Shelf Complete Pack
Why tire yourself when you can have it all in one package? Here’s another great 6-pack sensation from Pillsbury. This Sugar Free Variety Cake Mix and Frosting Bundle gives you all the baking ingredients you need in one swoop. This pack has conveniently lumped together the sugar-free goodness of:
- Yellow Cake
- Chocolate Fudge Brownie
- Chocolate Devil’s Food Cake and,
- Deluxe Cinnamon Swirl Muffins
Sugar Free and Lovin’ It!
Baking is truly one of life’s greatest pleasures. If you want more enjoyment without the added guilt, it is time to use products like sugar-free frosting and cake mix. These items from Pillsbury and Hershey’s are not only free of harmful sugars, baking can also be done in such an easy and hassle-free manner making it a whole lot of fun! Now, you can finally enjoy dessert goodness up to the last crumb!