XyloSweet® Heavenly Spice Cake

XyloSweet® Heavenly Spice Cake

xylosweet heavenly spice cakeIngredients:

  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons prune puree
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 ½ cups XyloSweet®
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped prunes (cooked and drained)

Frosting:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 XyloSweet®
  • ½ cup finely chopped prunes (cooked and drained)
  • ½ cup chopped pecans

Directions:
Combine first six ingredients in medium bowl; set aside. In another bowl, mix melted butter, prune puree, applesauce, sour cream, and egg yolks. In a large bowl, beat egg whites with mixer until soft peaks form; gradually add XyloSweet® and beat until peaks are stiff but not dry. Using spatula, gradually fold dry ingredients into egg whites alternately with liquid ingredients; stir just until batter is smooth. Fold in chopped prunes. Transfer to 9” x 13” baking pan that has been buttered, lined with parchment paper, and buttered again. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

To prepare frosting:
In saucepan, combine butter, sour cream, egg and XyloSweet®. Cook over medium low heat, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened. Stir in prunes and pecans. Allow to cool completely before spreading over cooked cake. Refrigerate frosted cake until ready to serve

More about Xylitol: Xylitol is an all natural sweetener derived from corn cobs, strawberries, plums, and other natural sources, and is similar to sugar in taste and texture but with unique and surprising health benefits not found in other artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes. Xylitol contains 40 percent fewer calories than sugar, has a net carb level of only 0.4 per gram, and has minimal impact on blood-sugar levels, making it an appropriate sugar substitute for diabetics with a sweet tooth.

XyloSweet, made by Xlear, Inc. (pronounced “clear,” the leading manufacturer of xylitol based products in the United States, www.xlear.com), is the perfect alternative for health-conscious sweets lovers. In addition to being a superb option for those with diabetes, XyloSweet also helps promote good dental health and hygiene. NO, it isn’t too good to be true; baking with xylitol not only saves you calories, it also reduces the risk of tooth decay! XyloSweet offers parents, kids and grandparents the chance to create delicious holiday treats without sugar, while delivering health benefits to both teeth and body.

Offered in a variety of package sizes, including 1 lb. for $7.95, 3 lb. for $19.95, 5 lb. for $27.95, and even small packets for $9.95 per box, XyloSweet is available for purchase online at www.xlear.com, and at all Whole Foods locations nationwide.

Authored by: Cathy Alessandra

Cathy Alessandra is a wife, a mother of three, the founder of the Today's Innovative Woman, and the creator of What's Up For Kids, LLC. What's Up For Kids was founded in 1995 based on the need of finding information about local events and activities - all in one place. As a parent, Cathy will help you find the resources you need in an easy to use format within What's Up For Kids. As a business woman, Cathy will help you with all your marketing needs. Cathy was awarded the 2011 Top 50 Momprenuer of the Year award by Babble.com and has been featured on cbs.com and KFWB - Los Angeles as well as being named a finalist in the 2011 Ali Brown Platinum Excellence Awards. Find out more about Cathy at http://www.CathyAlessandra.com

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