Article 9 June 2021

Recipe of the week: Diabetic Chocolate Cake

Serves 8

Next week is Diabetes Awareness Week. Diabetes is a serious condition where your blood glucose level is too high. It can happen when your body doesn’t produce enough insulin or when you can’t produce any at all. There are two main types, Type 1 and Type 2. They’re different conditions, but they’re both serious. So why not celebrate Diabetes Awareness with an indulgent chocolate cake, suitable for all to enjoy? 

Sunflower Oil 50ml
Ground Almonds 80g
Cocoa Powder 20g
Baking Powder 5g
Prunes 50g
3 eggs, separated
Caster Sugar 80g
Vanilla Extract 5ml
Greek Yoghurt 100g
1. Grease an 18cm round cake tin with oil and line the base with baking parchment. Preheat the oven to 180°c/gas 4. 

2. Add the ground almonds to a bowl and sift in the cocoa powder and baking powder.

3. Add the egg yolks to another bowl and beat for a minute, then add the caster sugar, prunes, vanilla extract and sunflower oil and beat well.

4. Add the Greek yoghurt to the egg yolk mix and continue beating until well blended. 

5. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until fluffy and forming a peak. Gently fold the egg whites into the almond mixture, then gently, into the egg yolk mixture, so you do not knock the air out of the egg whites.

6. Spoon into the cake tin. Bake for 20-24 minutes until the cake is firm. Allow it to cool in the tin for 10 minutes. Remove from the tin and allow to cool on a wire rack.