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Low Carb Carrot Zucchini Cake Cream Cheese Frosting

Low Carb Carrot Zucchini Cake Cream Cheese FrostingLow Carb Carrot Zucchini Cake Cream Cheese Frosting. Moist sweet carrot cake is certainly something I remember from childhood (as the girl I had to grate the carrots) but uh, I can’t eat that stuff anymore and this is my low carb version.

Shredded Smedded. Carrots or zucchini? Why not use both? Well, this does that and yes, as far as I am concerned it would not be carrot cake without cream cheese frosting so I pile it on.

If you prefer pecans then substitute them and what the hell you can also mix them. The debate will rage on no matter which you use. I did not grow up in the South and my preference remains walnuts.

Wanna see something kinda sick? Take a look at this recipe from The Eating Well Diabetes Cookbook (2005)  http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/carrot_cake.html What the hell and OMG. Says 43g carbohydrates or 3 carbohydrate servings-whatever that is.  And this is only the dessert?  Are you kidding me?  With direction like this from the ADA we got a long way to go folks and uh yeah, I stole their picture cause they should be ashamed of themselves.

As I am a Type II diabetic, all recipes on this website are low carb and diabetic friendly.

Carrot Zucchini Cake/Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. 1½ C Finely Shredded Zucchini
  2. 1½ C Finely Shredded Carrot
  3. ½ C Almond Flour
  4. ½ C Coconut Flour
  5. ½ C Desiccated Coconut
  6. 5 Eggs
  7. ¾ C Just Like Sugar©
  8. ¾ C Just Like Sugar Brown©
  9. ⅓ C Melted Butter
  10. ⅓ C Melted Coconut Oil
  11. ¼ C Water
  12. 1 T Baking Powder
  13. 2½ t Cinnamon
  14. ¼ t Guar Gum
  15. ¼ t Xanthan Gum
  16. ½ t Nutmeg
  17. ¼ t Allspice
  18. 2 t Vanilla
  19. ¼ C Sour Cream
  20. 1½ C Chopped Walnuts
  1. 8 Oz Cream Cheese Softened
  2. ½ C Just Like Sugar Baking (Powdered Sugar Version)
  3. 5 Drops Liquid Sucralose
  4. 2 T Heavy Cream
  5. ¼ C Butter Softened
  6. 2 t Vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Butter 10”x10” baking pan.
  3. In large bowl blend almond flour, coconut flour, coconut, guar gum, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda and all the spices.
  4. In another bowl and in this order; beat eggs, add both Just Like Sugars, vanilla, sour cream, butter & coconut oil, and water.
  5. Blend wet into dry ingredients, blend in carrots, zucchini, & nuts.
  6. Pour into baking pan and bake 30-35 minutes.
  1. Beat cream cheese & butter, add Just Like Sugar Baking, liquid Sucralose, heavy cream & vanilla.
  2. Slather top of cake with small off-set spatula.
  3. Sprinkle walnut crumbs on top of cake.
  4. 16 Servings
  5. 258 Calories, 5.4g Protein, 4.2g Carbs, 1.4g Fiber, 2.8g Net Carbs
  1. I think the frosting is plenty sweet enough but my tolerance for sweet stuff has lessened over time so please taste your frosting and if it needs more add another drop of liquid Sucralose.
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Low Carb Chocolate Walnut Peanut Butter Fudge

Low Carb Chocolate Walnut Peanut Butter FudgeLow Carb Chocolate Walnut Peanut Butter Fudge. One of the things a diabetic misses (and there are lots of things) is a good creamy fudge. Well, you need wait no longer. This is as good as it gets and you can eat several pieces without any guilt what-so-ever.

About 12-15 years ago I realized fudge was far better made with heavy cream rather than milk and up until the diabetes thing it was the best fudge ever and now this is.  I really can’t tell any difference.

The first time I tried making this I used too much heavy cream (gasp) and we could only eat it with a spoon (another gasp) so I reduced the cream and voila-to die for fudge and how cool is this…you don’t have to beat it forever.

As I am a Type II diabetic, all recipes on this website are low carb and diabetic friendly.

Chocolate Walnut & Peanut Butter Fudge
  1. ¾ C Heavy Cream
  2. ¾ C Just Like Sugar
  3. 4 Squares Chopped Unsweetened Baking Chocolate
  4. 1 C Smooth Peanut Butter
  5. 1 C Chopped Walnuts
  6. 1½ t Vanilla Extract
  7. 6 Drops Liquid Sucralose
  1. Add Just Like Sugar to cream, heat to hot but do not boil, and stir until sugars are dissolved.
  2. Add chocolate and stir until melted.
  3. Add vanilla & Sucralose.
  4. Stir in walnuts.
  5. Blend in peanut butter.
  6. Line bottom only of 8”x8” glass baking dish with parchment and spread fudge into pan.
  7. Put in refrigerator.
  8. When firm, cut into 32 1”x2” pieces.
  9. 32 Servings
  10. 102 Calories, 3.1g Protein, 3.3g Carbs, 1.3g Fiber, 2.0g Net Carbs
  1. This makes a pretty good amount of fudge but if you have a larger family, then add an additional ½ recipe and use the same size pan for thicker pieces.
  2. Being the kitchen scientist I am I tried this with almond butter but I have to say…not as good.
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Low Carb Almond Cookies

Low Carb Almond CookiesLow Carb Almond Cookies.  I was on the website www.realfoodcarolyn.com awhile ago and found a recipe called Awesome Almond Cookies.   She had permission to reprint the recipe but for us diabetics and low carbers it had loads of maple syrup in it so I decided to make them low carb.  All I can say is they are named appropriately and they are awesome.

These are ridiculously easy and quick to make.

As I am a Type II diabetic, all recipes on this website are low carb and diabetic friendly.

Almond Cookies
  1. 2 C Almond Flour
  2. ¼ C Arrowroot
  3. 1½ t Baking Powder
  4. 1T Almond Extract
  5. 1 t Vanilla Extract
  6. ½ C Sugar Free Maple Syrup
  7. ½ C Melted Butter
  8. 8 Drops Liquid Sucralose
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Combine dry ingredients.
  3. In separate bowl, combine liquid ingredients.
  4. Add in dry ingredients, mix until smooth and let sit for 10 minutes until thickened as in a soft cookie dough.
  5. Mix again and place by the spoonful (I use a scoop for uniformity) onto a Silpat or parchment lined baking sheet and bake 15-20 minutes or until browning begins at the edges. Cookies will spread and be relatively flat.
  6. Makes 12 large cookies 3½” in diameter or 36 small cookies 2” in diameter.
  7. Small
  8. 62 Calories, 1.4g Protein, 2.3g Carbs, .7g Fiber, 1.6g Net Carbs
  9. Large
  10. 186 Calories 4.1g Protein, 7.0g Carbs, 2.1g Fiber, 4.9g Net Carbs
  1. I made them large with a #24 (3T) scoop and got exactly 12 cookies and with a #70 scoop (1T) I got exactly 36 so…3 smalls equal 1 large and you are probably less likely to eat 6 smalls than 2 large.
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Low Carb Magic Bars

Low Carb Magic BarsLow Carb Magic Bars.  This is my rendition of the famous Eagle Brand recipe for Magic Bars.

I personally never count calories because if you are really and truly eating LCHF calories do not matter.  You get and keep that “full feeling” from the fat you are eating.  Now I will admit these are not for the faint of heart if you are paying attention to calories and if you do then these are not for you but man oh man these are good, good, good and if nothing else you can use Step 1 to make Sweetened Condensed Milk.

I am betting from the number of servings (30) and the size of the pan that one Eagle Brand portion is about the size of a postage stamp.  Good luck on that one.  Apples to Apples about two servings of the original to one of mine with ten times the carb count.  Yikes!

As I am a Type II diabetic, all recipes on this website are low carb and diabetic friendly.

Magic Bars
  1. 1 C Heavy Cream
  2. 12 Drops EZ-Sweetz Liquid Sucralose*** or Equivalent Sweetener
  3. ⅛ t Xanthan Gum
  4. ⅛ t Guar Gum
  5. ¼ t Vanilla Extract
  6. 2 T Cold Butter
  1. ¾ C Almond Flour
  2. ¼ C Ground Pecans
  3. 6 Drops EZ-Sweetz Liquid Sucralose*** or Equivalent Sweetener
  4. ¼ C Melted Butter
  1. 1 C Heavy Cream
  2. 1 C Sugar Free Chocolate Chips
  3. 4 Drops EZ-Sweetz Liquid Sucralose*** or Equivalent Sweetener
  4. ⅓ C Chopped Walnuts
  5. ⅓ C Chopped Pecans
  6. ⅓ C Sliced Almonds
  7. ¾ C Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
  1. Whisk and begin heating heavy cream, sweetener and both gums and cook very slowly, whisking occasionally until reduced and thickened. This should take about 12-13 minutes or so.
  2. Remove from heat, add vanilla, and beat in butter 1 T at a time.
  3. This is now essentially a sweetened condensed milk. Taste it and you will see.
  1. Add sweetener to melted butter, combine with ground nuts and press into a 6”x6” pan. Bake in 350 Degree oven 10-12 minutes or until it just begins to hint at brown.
  1. Heat heavy cream to just under boiling.
  2. Add chocolate chips & sweetener.
  3. Stir until all chips are melted.
  4. Add three nuts & coconut and mix thoroughly.
  5. Spread over crust.
  6. Spread “sweetened condensed milk” on top.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees about 20-25 minutes or until topping just begins to hint at brown in spots.
  8. Cool completely and refrigerate for at least several hours and over night is best.
  9. Cut into 12 bars.
  10. Servings: 12
  11. 361 Calories, 1g Protein, 6.6g Carbs, 2.6g Fiber, 4.0g Net Carbs
  1. Mine: 12 Servings 361 Calories, 1g Protein, 6.6g Carbs, 2.6g Fiber, 4g Net Carbs
  2. Eagle Brand: 30 Servings 190 Calories, 3g Protein, 21g Carb, 1g Fiber, 20g Net Carbs
  3. Each serving of the original Eagle Brand Magic bar is about the size of a postage stamp so let's get real here. Most people would eat 3-4 servings for a total of 60g-80g net carbs...and that's just for dessert.
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Low Carb Carbalose Cherry Almond Bread Pudding

Low Carb Carbalose Cherry Almond Bread PuddingLow Carb Carbalose Cherry Almond Bread Pudding. Somewhere long ago and far away I was dabbling in the kitchen (better dabbling than babbling) and just kind of came up with this recipe.  Cherries and almonds are one of those food marriages made in heaven so I thought I would run a yes, high carby version of this as a special dessert item in the restaurant and it was a hit.  People would come back in to have a cup of coffee and bread pudding and I didn’t have it.  So…I decided to put it on the menu permanently and it stayed as a customer favorite.  Here it is in its low carb form and I absolutely cannot tell any difference and since you never had my restaurant version you definitely won’t know either.

Bread pudding begs for a sauce…any sauce…please, just give me a sauce and this is the way I served it in the restaurant.  So simple…so good…just warm & drizzled with a little heavy cream or better yet Sweetened Condensed Milk

I don’t care how you cut it traditional bread pudding has never been low carb but just a half cup with Carbalose Flour Bread is terrific and even a cup is only 6.8g net carbs and after a filling dinner?…I doubt you could begin to eat a full cup of this.

This is one of my easier recipes to make and you will need Carbalose Flour Bread cubes for it.

All my other Carbalose Recipes are listed at the bottom of the Carbalose Informational Page.

As I am a Type II diabetic, all recipes on this website are low carb and diabetic friendly.

Cherry Almond Bread Pudding
  1. 8 Oz. Carbalose Stale Large Bread Cubes (About 5½-6 Cups)
  2. 3 Eggs
  3. 2 C Heavy Cream
  4. 1 t Vanilla Extract
  5. 1 t Almond Extract
  6. ¼ C Sliced Almonds
  7. ½ C Chopped Canned Sour Cherries In Water (Juice Drained)
  8. ½ C Just Like Sugar or Just Like Sugar Brown
  9. ¼ C Melted Butter
  10. 8 Drops Liquid Sucralose
  1. Leave cubed bread on the counter in a bowl overnight and when you walk by, toss it.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325°.
  3. Butter an 8” glass baking dish.
  4. Whisk eggs & Just Like Sugar in a medium bowl, whisk in heavy cream, and add the rest of the ingredients except bread cubes.
  5. Pour the liquids over the bread cubes, mix gently, let sit for 15 minutes and mix again.
  6. Put in baking dish on a sheet pan, and bake for 35-40 minutes. Baking time varies based on staleness of bread. It’s done when the middle is slightly puffy and the eggs are just cooked.
  7. While still warm divide into 16 portions and serve drizzled with a little heavy cream.
  8. Refrigerate leftover pudding.
  9. 16 ½ Cup Servings
  10. 198 Calories, 5.3g Protein, 6.5g Carbs, 3.1g Fiber, 3.4g Net Carbs
  11. 8 1 Cup Servings
  12. 396 Calories, 10.5g Protein 13g Carbs, 6.2g Fiber, 6.8g Net Carbs
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Low Carb Desserts

Low Carb Desserts. I know, I know, I pretty much look like a Desserts junky here and that is absolutely not the case.  I do like small amounts of pretty much any dessert maybe 1-2 times a week but my LCHF eating lifestyle doesn’t really allow me to eat too many goodies after dinner as I am most often too full. I mostly make them now to dazzle dinner guests.  My absolute favorite listed below?  All of them.  My absolutely least favorite? None of them.  The first sign of an addict?  Denial.

DessertsFood Lagniappe:  When you are baking any kind of cake or bar I advise using professional square, rectangular, or round aluminum pans.  Compared to a glass baking dish aluminum is far and away the better heat distribution system.  No hot spots & no lop-sided cakes.  Magic Line Pans are the best quality available, they come in about every size & shape you will ever need and…they are made here in the USA.  Because I promote this set of pans several places on this site they keep selling out of them so if you don’t see the 6 pan combo call 309-747-2125 and they will make one for you.

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As I am a Type II diabetic, all recipes on this website are low carb and diabetic friendly.