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Old 12-12-2006, 01:42 PM   #1
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Attn Tweakers - Vanilla Wafer Cake

I have this recipe that can believe can be made low carb. However, I am not a baker so I need your suggestions for making it low carb.

Vanilla Wafer Cake

2 sticks margarine
2 C. sugar
6 whole eggs
1 (12 oz.) box of vanilla wafers
1/2 C milk
1 (7 ox.) pkg. flaked coconut
1 C. chopped pecans

Cream margarine and sugar. Add eggs one at a time and beat after each. Crush the vanilla wafers and add alternately with the milk. Add coconut and chopped pecans.
Bake in greased and floured tube pan at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes.
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Old 12-12-2006, 05:17 PM   #2
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Hi..

Well, the problem is the vanilla wafers..There are really no boxes of LC cookies that would work for this. And, if you made your own LC cookies, that would be lots of work.
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I don't think anyone has came up with a LC sub for Vanilla Wafers yet have they? Kevin, you think it's possible? Can you come up with one that tastes like the real deal or close enough?
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I don't think anyone has came up with a LC sub for Vanilla Wafers yet have they? Kevin, you think it's possible? Can you come up with one that tastes like the real deal or close enough?
OK Rhonda, I will get you real close as far as taste and basic texture but the the color and whether you want a crunch to your wafer will depend on your oven and playing with baking times and cookie size.



LC Vanilla Wafer (approx 2 dozen wafers) 16 carb for entire batch

2/3 cup carbalose
1 Tablespoon resistant wheat starch
1/8 cup granular erythritol
1/8 cup isomalt
1 Tablespoon not/Sugar
1/2 ts baking powder
pinch of salt

1/2 stick butter; softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 drops sweetzfree
1 egg


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Sift or wisk all dry ingredients together.
In medium bowl with mixer at low speed,
beat butter, vanilla and egg until combined.
Mix in dry ingredients until dough is formed.

Roll dough into 1/2 in balls and place at least 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
With the bottom of a smooth glass, smash balls to make a flat wafer.

On middle rack of oven bake 12 to 16 minutes until cookie are of desired doneness.

Note: The time here will depend on the color and crunch you are looking for in your wafer.


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Whoo hooooo!

And guess who will be playing with those trying to get a satisfactory Banana Pudding????? Oh yeah! I forgot, I'm about 5 weeks behind in my cooking lists of to do things. But Banana Pudding is in my top 10 comfort desserts. Of course I won't be using the real thing--bananas--bummer!!!! I don't even think they work for my particular kind of maintenence.

But thanks for working that out!! (while I wait for the WRS to be back in stock. . .it seems that's going around.
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Old 12-13-2006, 07:09 AM   #6
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Kevin, those are perfect looking little cookies! I gotta get some of the WPI also to try this recipe out. Thanks, saving that one.

Faunt, I have half a pack of vanilla wafers in cupboad, gonna make the hc recipe for my son today, thanks for the recipe, I'll try halving it.
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Whoo hooooo!

And guess who will be playing with those trying to get a satisfactory Banana Pudding????? Oh yeah! I forgot, I'm about 5 weeks behind in my cooking lists of to do things. But Banana Pudding is in my top 10 comfort desserts. Of course I won't be using the real thing--bananas--bummer!!!! I don't even think they work for my particular kind of maintenence.

But thanks for working that out!! (while I wait for the WRS to be back in stock. . .it seems that's going around.
Protein Pudding and DaVinci's banana syrup would do it.
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Old 12-13-2006, 09:12 AM   #8
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Thank you, thank you, thank you Kevin! Those look so good and one thing I miss is vanilla wafers with a lil dab of PB. Used to be my favorite before I found out I was diabetic. Who says you can't have your cake, er cookies, and eat them too!!
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Old 12-13-2006, 09:32 AM   #9
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Kevin those cookies look amazing! Thanks for your assistance and the wonderful graphic (yum). I going to try to make the cookies.

24Fan,

The cake is pretty good. My evil twin, ate it....not me! It also had frosting but it was pretty good without it.

Thanks to all who responded to my request.
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Kevin those cookies look amazing! Thanks for your assistance and the wonderful graphic (yum). I going to try to make the cookies.

24Fan,

The cake is pretty good. My evil twin, ate it....not me! It also had frosting but it was pretty good without it.

Thanks to all who responded to my request.


Well, my 13 yr old loved it! I didnt' put any frosting and made 1/2 a recipe.
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Bumping for revised recipe....closer taste yet to the real thing.

LC Vanilla Wafer made 3 dozen wafers for approx 20 carb for the batch.

1 1/2 cup lc cake and cookie flour mix
1/8 cup granular erythritol
1/8 cup isomalt or diabetisweet
1/2 tsp splenda quick pack
1/2 ts baking powder
pinch of salt

1/2 stick butter; softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Sift or wisk all dry ingredients together.
In medium bowl with mixer at low speed,
beat butter, vanilla and egg until combined.
Mix in dry ingredients until dough is formed.

Roll dough into 1/2 in balls and place at least 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
With the bottom of a smooth glass, smash balls to make a flat wafer.

On middle rack of oven bake 12 to 16 minutes until cookie are of desired doneness.

Note: The time here will depend on the color and crunch you are looking for in your wafer.
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Hi..

Well, the problem is the vanilla wafers..There are really no boxes of LC cookies that would work for this. And, if you made your own LC cookies, that would be lots of work.
Although the carb count is higher than Kevin's recipe I have found "Murray" Sugar Free Vanilla Wafers work really well when I make banana pudding. So I would imagine they would be pretty good in the cake.

There are just some times when you simply don't have the time nor the "desire" to make every single ingredient from scratch. For those times I do keep things like this on hand.

However, with that said - I will most likely try Kevins' recipe when I get back in my kitchen - I've taken a "break" from cooking and baking because of a recent injury!
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Thanks, Kevin. . .and as usual, I will ask if this is a dough stiff enough for a roll of slice and bake cookies. . .

Thanks in advance!!!!
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Old 11-13-2007, 11:53 AM   #14
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Thanks, Kevin. . .and as usual, I will ask if this is a dough stiff enough for a roll of slice and bake cookies. . .

Thanks in advance!!!!
not without chilling a couple hours.
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Old 11-14-2007, 06:45 AM   #15
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I get it, thanks. Love the cake/cookie mix, both versions!
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I made these to make a crust with for a delicata cheesecake.
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Did you post the recipe. . .IMWTK! I agree delicata beats pumpkin for flavor and texture.
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Did you post the recipe. . .IMWTK! I agree delicata beats pumpkin for flavor and texture.
lol No. I am making it up as we speak!
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Can't wait for that recipe Kevin. I just bought 2 delicata squash yesterday.
Waiting, patiently!
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