Low Carb Diabetic Diet

Devil's Food Cake Recipe


2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup shortening

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 egg yolks

1 1/3 cups cold water

3 egg whites

3/4 cup sugar

Seaform Frosting

1 square (1 ounce) unsweetened chocolate

1/2 teaspoon shortening

Oven 350o



Grease and lightly flour two 9x1 1/2-inch round baking pans. Stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. In a large mixer bowl heat the 1/2 cup shortening on medium speed of electric mixer about 30 seconds. Add the cup sugar and vanilla and beat till fluffy. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating on medium speed for 1 minute after each. Add dry ingredients and water alternately to beaten mixture, beating on low speed after each addition till just combined.


Thoroughly wash the beaters. In a small mixer bowl beat egg whites till soft peaks form; gradually add the 3/4 cup sugar; beating till stiff peaks form. Fold egg white mixture into batter; combine well. Turn batter into prepared into prepared pans. Spread batter evenly. Bake in a 350o oven for 30 to 35 minutes or till cake tests done. Cool 10 minutes on wire racks. remove from pans; cool thoroughly on racks. Fill and frost with Seaform Frosting. Melt chocolate with the 1/2 teaspoon shortening to drizzle around edge of frosted cake. Make 12 servings.


Per serving (1/12 of serving): 313 calories, 5 g protein, 49 g carbohydrates, 12 g fat, 330 mg Sodium

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