Individual Vanilla Cakes


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These came out quite tasty indeed.  The pic here shows some darker flecks of flax meal in them because I had mixed a little of the dark in my most recent purchase of golden.  Actually, I usually mix the two types of flax meal 50:50, but would obviously have preferred all golden for this particular recipe for color aesthetics.  These can be eaten as is, for a lovely plain cupcake, or sliced laterally into two portions used for serving strawberry shortcake, or topped with your favorite low-carb frosting.  These are NOT suitable until the grains rung of OWL.

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¼ c. + 3 T.  Carbquick bake mix, sifted (substitute Jen Eloff’s Gluten Free Bake Mix for gluten-free version)

2 T. golden flax meal (dark will work, but won’t be very pretty and will taste nuttier)

1/3 c. granular Splenda

1 tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. Fiberfit liquid sucralose (or 1/8-¼ tsp. liquid stevia)

Pinch salt

2 eggs, beaten

2 tsp. melted butter

1 tsp. vanilla

DIRECTIONS:  Spray or lightly oil 2 large muffin cups or individual cake pans and set aside.  Preheat oven to 350º.  Using a strainer, sift about ½ c. Carbquick bake mix onto a paper towel.  Use your fingers in the strainer to help if need be, as it doesn’t sift as nicely as flour.  You want to remove all the fat from the Carbquick.  Discard the bits of fat.  Spoon the sifted Carbquick into a ¼ c. measuring cup and place in a  clean mixing bowl.   Now spoon out 3 level tablespoons more of the sifted Carbquick and also add to the bowl.  Return any extra on the paper towel to the box.  Next add flax meal, Splenda, salt and baking powder.   In a smaller bowl, beat the eggs with the oil/butter and vanilla.  Add to the dry ingredients and beat the batter well with a spoon.    Pour batter evenly into the two pans or muffin cups.  The cups will be about 1/2 full.  Place the individual pans onto a small baking sheet and pop into a 350º oven for 20 minutes.  As ovens vary, check them at 15 minutes.  When done, a toothpick stuck into the center will come out clean and dry.  Partially cool before attempting to remove from pans.   My two little pans are non-stick and they lift right out with my bare hands.  They are Wilton brand I found at Hobby Lobby in the cake decorating area.   Here’s my mini cake pan.

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NUTRITIONAL INFO:    Makes 2 cakes, each contains:

188 calories

15.35 g  fat

16.55 g  carbs, 10.6 g  fiber, 5.95 g  NET CARBS

11.25 g  protein

481 mg sodium


2 comments on “Individual Vanilla Cakes

    • I order mine from Nice folks to do business with. Some have told me they can get it at their local health food stores, but I don’t have one willing to stock it regularly.


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