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Food - - Diabetes Friendly - Pho­tog­ra­phy: Ian Wal­lace Food Styling: Yael Grin­ham

Ev­ery di­a­betic or weight watcher wants to know about low-sugar desserts. Well, here they are, all low GI and di­a­betic friendly – and de­li­cious to boot!

Plum & Cin­na­mon Cake Ready in 50 min­utes Serves 12

½ cup low-fat dairy-free spread 1 tea­spoon vanilla essence ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar 3 eggs, sep­a­rated ½ cup white self-rais­ing flour ½ cup whole­meal self-rais­ing flour 1 tea­spoon ground cin­na­mon 4 whole canned plums in syrup, drained, halved and seeded 2 tea­spoons ic­ing sugar

• Pre­heat the oven to 180°C. Grease a 20cm ring pan; line the base with bak­ing pa­per.

• Us­ing an elec­tric mixer, beat the spread, vanilla, sugar and egg yolks in a small bowl un­til light and fluffy. Trans­fer mix­ture to a medium bowl; stir in flours and cin­na­mon.

• Us­ing an elec­tric mixer, beat the egg whites in a clean, small bowl un­til soft peaks form; gen­tly fold into the cake bat­ter.

• Spread the bat­ter into the pan, place plums, cut-side down, on top. Bake in a mod­er­ate oven for about 30 min­utes. Stand cake for 10 min­utes be­fore turn­ing onto a wire rack to cool.

• Serve dusted with sifted ic­ing sugar.

• Suit­able to freeze. Not suit­able to mi­crowave.

PER SERVE: En­ergy: 164kcal, 690kj Pro­tein: 3.2g Fat: 8g Sat­u­rated fat: 1.8g Choles­terol: 59mg Car­bo­hy­drate: 19g Fi­bre: 1.3g Sodium: 148mg

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