Post # 1
My co-worker’s birthday is Friday and typically for office birthdays, we get a store-bought pound cake with lots of sugary frosting.
She requested that there be no cake because her sugars spike too much when we have the typical sugar-laden cake.
That being said, I cannot allow her to go without some offering of yumminess.
I don’t know a whole lot about diabetes (she is a Type 1 diabetic). I googled some recipes and found this one:
Do you think this would be ok? Even though it is listed as a diabetic recipe, I still want to be cautious.<br />There are 15g of sugar per serving. I don’t know how much that would effect her. If any of you could offer me advice on whether this is an acceptable option to offer her, that would be great!
Post # 2
urchin: Angel food cake is a good option, but pineapple has A LOT of sugar in it. What about a plain angel food cake with some fresh friut options as well as other goodies? That way your diabetic friend could pick things more appropriate for her diet, and other folks could pick what they want.
Post # 3
Bridey77: Thanks for the suggestion! I think having some options for her would be a good idea.
Post # 4
My fiance is a diabetic so we pretty much alter everything. If you swap splenda for sugar in any recipe it pretty much becomes a-okay. Based on that recipe, my fiance would probably skip due to not knowing how much sugar is in the angel food cake, the pineapples come in syrup, etc. It might be easier to just whip up a batch of cookies with a sugar alternative. Lots of diabetic friendly bakeries are popping up too in cities.
Post # 5
theshannondee: Thanks for the suggestions! This gives me lots of things to consider.. hmm…