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Sugar Free Vanilla Cake

Sugarfree vanilla Cake

A plain vanilla cake is probably the most classic of cakes. And no matter how plain or whatever occasion, a vanilla cake will always be appreciated.

Sugar free

But full of butter and sugar, it’s a treat I don’t have very often. And while I was craving vanilla cake, I decided to try to make a sugar free version using Tagatesse. Tagatesse is a sweetener that is twice as sweet as regular white sugar. For sweetness, it means simply halving the amount of sugar you would normally use.

Dry

The only drawback of using Tagatesse is that it tends to dry a cake out. The first attempts weren’t that successful. Playing around with the ingredients and adding whipped egg whites finally resulted in a super moist and fluffy vanilla cake. It still leaves your mouth feeling a bit dry though. I have not tried this recipe using Xylitol or Erythritol yet. That might somewhat solve that issue, but will probably result in a new one (the cooling effect of those sweeteners).

Delicious

But having said that, this sugar free vanilla cake really is delicious. You can bake it as a regular (bundt) cake, but its texture and lightness are also perfect for layer cakes.

Ingredients

3 egg whites

Pinch of salt

4 large eggs

70 g Tagatesse

200 g spelt flour

1 tbsp baking powder

100 ml vegetable oil

2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

Preheat oven to 180°C and grease a cake tin.

Beat the egg white with a pinch of salt until stiff peaks are formed and set aside.

Sugarfree Vanilla Cake

Beat eggs, sweetener, oil and vanilla extract.

Sugarfree Vanilla Cake

Add spelt flour and baking powder and mix well.

Sugarfree Vanilla Cake

Gently fold in egg whites.

Sugarfree Vanilla Cake

Pour batter into prepared cake tin. You can use a bundt tin, spread the batter on a rimmed baking sheet for a layer cake of make cupcakes.

Sugarfree Vanilla Cake

Sugarfree Vanilla Cake

Bake until a tooth pick inserted in the middle comes out clean. On a baking sheet, the baking time was 12 minutes, in the bundt tin it took 25 minutes.

Sugarfree Vanilla Cake

Sugarfree Vanilla Cake

Let cool completely before serving. The bundt cake, I served plain (a dollop of whipped cream would be good though).

The sheet cake, I used for two small sweet layer cakes for Valentine’s.

Sugarfree Vanilla Cake

Sugarfree Vanilla Cake

Sugarfree Vanilla Cake

Aren’t they cute?

Sugarfree Vanilla Cake

Sugarfree Vanilla Cake

Enjoy!

Sugar Free Vanilla Cake

Sugar Free Vanilla Cake

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 1 cake
Author Nicole

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 70 g Tagatesse*
  • 200 g spelt flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 100 ml vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and grease a cake tin.

  2. Beat the egg white with a pinch of salt until stiff peaks are formed and set aside.

  3. Beat eggs, sweetener, oil and vanilla extract.

  4. Add spelt flour and baking powder and mix well.

  5. Gently fold in egg whites.

  6. Pour batter into prepared cake tin. You can use a bundt tin, spread the batter on a rimmed baking sheet for a layer cake of make cupcakes.

  7. Bake until a tooth pick inserted in the middle comes out clean. On a baking sheet, the baking time was 12 minutes, in the bundt tin it took 25 minutes.

  8. Let cool completely before serving.

Recipe Notes

*Tagatesse is a sweetener twice as sweet as regular white sugar. It can be swapped for sugar or other sweeteners, but keep that ration in mind.

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2 Comments

  • Reply

    Dorianne

    March 29, 2019

    can you substutute the spelt flour to regulat sugar? by how much gr?

    • Reply

      Nicole

      March 29, 2019

      Hi Dorianne, yes, you can simply use regular AP flour for the spelt flour. Just the same amount. If you want to swap the sugar substitute, you can use regular white sugar, again the same amount (if you want to use another substitute, check the instructions as some sweeteners have more or less sweetness than sugar and you might want to adjust the amount).

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