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SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 1,828
12/5/13 8:30 A

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Yes..1 cup is Equivalent to 1 teaspoon of Stevia powdered extract

1 tablespoon is equal to 1/4 teaspoon of Stevia powdered extract

Stevia is 250-300 times sweeter than ordinary granulated sugar and does not significantly raise blood glucose, making it suitable for diabetics.

Do the recipe exact and it should turn out well...add the cool whip or even try sliced
fresh berries on top...you can even puree some to make it look drizzled...Berries have the least impact on blood sugar......no bananas or pineapple as they could spike blood sugar

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12/4/13 9:01 A

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Thank you! I will try to recipe this week. Have you used it? If you have, were the results good?

If I am reading the conversion chart correctly - 1 cup of sugar can be replaced with 1 teaspoon of Stevia?

Wow!!!!!

ruthi

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12/4/13 8:03 A

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The stevia powder referred to in this chart is the pure form,
or the liquid made from the pure powder.

Sugar amount Equivalent Stevia powdered extract Equivalent Stevia liquid concentrate
1 cup 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon
1 tablespoon 1/4 teaspoon 6 to 9 drops
1 teaspoon A pinch to 1/16 teaspoon 2 to 4 drops

Use Stevia
Besides tasting good, stevia has no calories, a zero glycemic index (meaning it has no carbs), no artificial ingredients, and no effect on blood sugar.
It's a way to satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising your blood sugar levels sweet with a mild aftertaste that can be masked by blending with other sweet ingredients

The reason he doesn't want artificial sweeteners is that they spike blood sugar....Sugar Alcohols (which are often used in products labeled sugar free) will raise blood sugar... and also Aspartame contains Aspartic Acid, Phenylalanine and Methanol ...Methanol AKA Wood Alcohol...these are all poisons....

here is a recipe using stevia

Low Glycemic Sugar Free Angel Food Cake Recipe Using Stevia

Angel food cake, stevia sweetened

Angel food cake just got even better! :) No guilt at all! Only 54 calories per slice.



Minutes to Prepare: 20

Minutes to Cook: 35

Number of Servings: 12



Ingredients

1 cup sifted cake flour
Stevia substitute equivilent for 1.5 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoons salt
12 egg whites
1TBS water
1 tsp cream of Tartar
1 tsp vanilla extract


Directions

1. Sift flour, salt and stevia together
2. Beat remaining ingredients until soft peaks form. Reduce mixing speed.
3. Sift a small amount of the dry mixture over the whipped eggs. Fold gently. Continue sifting and folding until all the flour mixture is incorporated to the wet.
4. Gently pour batter into a greased 10 inch pan. Bake at 350* for 35-40 minutes (or until toothpick inserted comes out clean)

Serve with fat free cool whip if you desire. :)

Makes 12 servings

Serving Size: 12 servings

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HEATHERAK.


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12/4/13 12:38 A

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Yes, he is diabetic. He is very health conscious and he eats a lot of fruit and vegetables. I will look into the chowhound thread.

Thank you!!


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12/3/13 4:52 P

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Does he want a cake without any kind of sweetener, artificial or real? That is, does he want a cake with no sugar, no molasses, no honey, no brown rice syrup, no agave nectar, nothing? Is he diabetic?

This thread on chowhound might be helpful:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/842815

And this page has some naturally sugar-free desserts, including cake:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/842815

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12/1/13 10:21 P

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Greetings!

I am looking for a sugar free recipe for cake. I have been asked to find one by my pastor. He doesn't want splenda or other artificial sweeteners.

Is this even possible? I've looked at the recipes here at SP and they all have some sort of sweetener. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks!

ruthi

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