By: Rachel Quenzer
Sometimes you want to have your cake and eat it too. But if you’re like most people, watching your waistline and counting your calories, you might just pass up cake in lieu of something with fewer calories and less added sugar.
Baked goods can be one of the most difficult food categories to remove sugar calories from due to the functional benefits sugar provides such as providing a pleasing texture and browning. However, if you get a little creative with the types of baked goods you make, and with the sweeteners you use, it can be accomplished in a way that will satisfy your sweet tooth without too much of an impact on your waistline.
Our Orange Madeleine miniature cakes made with honey and stevia are light and sweet with a sponge-like texture these classic French small bites are known for. These mini cakes have no added white, granulated sugar, but you will never know it.
Get the full recipe below.
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Dash salt
- ¾-cup all-purpose flour
- 2 large eggs
- 6 packs of stevia tabletop
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 2 tsp orange zest
- 6 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
- Place baking powder, salt, and flour in a small bowl, whisk to combine thoroughly.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine egg, stevia, honey, and orange zest whisk mixture until smooth.
- Slowly whisk dry mixture into egg mixture.
- When mix is just combined gently whisk in melted butter.
- Place batter in fridge for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.
- Batter should be stiff and fluffy.
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Gently place one tablespoon of batter in a Madeleine pan that has been oiled and floured.
- Place tray in the center of oven.
- Bake until cookies are golden brown, about 9 minutes.
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