Diabetic Short Cake 2

The thing about dating a diabetic is they can’t eat sugar. At least not as much sugar as us normal folks. Initially, I worried how it would work. How “we” would work. Ice cream is serious business and what about molten lava chocolate cake, brownies, or sharing a bag of hot beignets from Where Ya At Matt?

As much as my waistline can appreciate a healthy diet, my sweet tooth is an entirely different story. On our second real date, he insisted I order dessert. My stomach fluttered. When he showed up with a selection of chocolates, I swooned. Because, I can think of few things sexier than a diabetic holding a box of chocolates all for me.

Diabetic Short Cake
Serves 6-8

I dated my way into this shortcake recipe. Garrett’s mom has had a lot of time to tinker with no-sugar desserts and this is one even a non-diabetic will love. Filled with butter and served with fruit, it’s fabulous – especially when eaten off one plate with two forks. It’s great with just about any fruit, but I prefer it with grilled peaches and balsamic reduction.

2 cups flour
4 tsp Baking Powder
¾ cup butter
½ tsp salt
¾ cup milk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix dry ingredients. Cut in ½cup butter. Add milk and mix until dough forms. Spread half of the dough on the bottom of an 8-inch square pan.

Cut ¼ cup butter into small pieces. Pat into dough. Pat remaining dough on top of butter. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Serve warm or at room temperature with fruit of choice.

Recipe in print-friendly format

About Mikaela Cowles

I’m a food-gobbling, book-reading, aspiring photog. Born and raised in Seattle, I love dancing in the rain, bouquets of fresh basil and green grass between my toes. I like how kneading butter into flour makes my fingers soft. I’m passionate about all things sweet potato. I prefer my coffee black, my scotch on the rocks and my steak bloody. I hunt, when I have time; play basketball; and hike. I’ve been known to laugh so hard I hyperventilate. And, I’m the owner of Making Language Count, a boutique freelance writing business.

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2 thoughts on “Diabetic Short Cake

  • sarah

    Totally swoon-worthy: the diabetic with the chocolates and this recipe. Although my sweet tooth would most likely disagree, it’s always a good idea to cut back on the sugar, especially with something that looks as good as this!