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Diabetes-friendly recipes: Low-fat apple and cinnamon cake

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The taste of warm cinnamon and apples really shines through in this diabetes-friendly recipe. It's the kind of cake that's best enjoyed with a bunch of friends on a chilly fall day, so invite the whole gang over! A tasty wholesome treat, made with artificial sweetener.

Ingredients (8 serves) 

  • 100g plain flour
  • 1 heaped tablespoon artificial granulated sweetener
  • 1 level teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6g baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 level tablespoon skimmed milk
  • 75g low-fat spread, melted
  • 1kg apples
  • knob unsaturated margarine, for greasing


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200°C;

Step 2

Sift the flour into a bowl, add the artificial sweetener, baking powder and cinnamon into the flour and mix.

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Step 3

Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and add the eggs and the milk. Whisk and add in the melted butter.

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Step 4

Peel and core the apples and remove the seeds. Cut them into large slices. Add the apple slices to the mixture and fold in gently.

Step 5

Grease a cake tin (around 23cm in diameter) with the knob of margarine. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake in the oven for 35 minutes.

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Step 6

Turn out onto a cooling rack. Leave to cool and serve.

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  • Start by preparing the batter, in order to leave it aside while you peel the apples.
  • You can also replace the apples with pears, and the cinnamon with ground ginger or mixed spice.

 Nutrition Facts

Each 237g serving contains:

  • 185 calories; 
  • protein 5.1 g 9% DV; 
  • carbohydrates 22.1g 8% DV; 
  • fat 8 g 8% DV; 
  • sodium 37mg 2% DV;
  • saturates 3g
  • sugars 12.1 g
  • salt 0.50 g 


Also, remember to check your blood sugar with a CGM system to see how fast your sugar goes up or down. And don't forget to secure your sensor with our Dexcom or Freestyle Libre adhesive patches!

Bon Appetit!