You Can Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too—Even if You Have Diabetes

This curated list of recipes can be enjoyed by everyone, including those watching their blood sugar.

Let’s face it—it’s just not a party without a little cake. Think you can’t enjoy a celebratory slice if you have diabetes? Think again!

Take some of my favorite cake recipes—they not only keep carbs in check with the use of low-calorie sweeteners, but they also feature healthful ingredients, including whole-wheat and oat flour; low-fat milk and sour cream; and antioxidant-rich fruits, dark chocolate and cocoa powder.

Plus, they’re easy to make from scratch. Now that’s definitely worth celebrating!

  • With whole-wheat pastry flour and unsweetened cocoa powder, my Chocolate Angel Food Cake has just 70 calories and 15 grams of carbohydrate in each spongy slice.
  • For a more substantial way to satisfy your sweet tooth, try my Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Cinnamon and Walnuts, which boasts 6 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber per slice.
  • My youngest daughter Ayden’s Very Chocolate Muffins get their tender cake-like consistency from unsweetened applesauce and can be enjoyed any time of the day (including breakfast!). Have them with a cold glass of low-fat milk for an extra boost of protein.
  • Want to go off-road on your cake pursuits? Try my No-Bake Key Lime Pie. It provides sweet satisfaction while still keeping blood sugar levels stable.

For more healthy ways to answer your cravings without spiking your blood sugar, check out these low-sugar snacking suggestions and carb-controlled meals.