Low Carb Friends  
Netrition.com - Tools - Reviews - Faces - Recipes - Home


Go Back   Low Carb Friends > Recipes and Menus > Low Carb Recipe Help & Suggestions
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-06-2009, 09:51 PM   #91
Major LCF Poster!
 
BikerAng's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Duvall, WA
Posts: 2,590
Gallery: BikerAng
Stats: 195/167/155 5'9"
WOE: Atkins - organic & humanely raised
Start Date: Feb 2007
Whoo hoo! I can't wait to see these recipes either, Lauren! I'm loving the bean cakes/desserts! Thanks for all your recipes and tweaks!
BikerAng is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old 06-07-2009, 08:20 AM   #92
MAJOR LCF POSTER!
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Mom to 2 boys and a girl born 5/6/05.
Posts: 1,123
Gallery: mom2twoboys
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: 10/26/05
I made the cake and it rose beautifully and then after cooling for ten minutes, it sunk, Is that old baking powder/soda?

After it cooled I covered it and put in the microwave overnight and this morning the top looked like white powdery possible moldy. I can't be mol;dy after one night. I ate it without frosting it does not take moldy It is very yummy but that white looking top is weird. I wish I knew how to post a pic. Did this happen to anyone else?
mom2twoboys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2009, 08:40 AM   #93
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
jacksmixedtape's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: going to school in NC
Posts: 3,511
Gallery: jacksmixedtape
Stats: 160/140ish, 5'11"
WOE: gluten-free whole foods
Start Date: May 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by mom2twoboys View Post
I made the cake and it rose beautifully and then after cooling for ten minutes, it sunk, Is that old baking powder/soda?

After it cooled I covered it and put in the microwave overnight and this morning the top looked like white powdery possible moldy. I can't be mol;dy after one night. I ate it without frosting it does not take moldy It is very yummy but that white looking top is weird. I wish I knew how to post a pic. Did this happen to anyone else?
It the cake done? I baked mine for 45 minutes, and the top was dry and very firm.

Someone else commented on the white powdery stuff--did you use erythritol?
jacksmixedtape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2009, 08:40 AM   #94
MAJOR LCF POSTER!
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Mom to 2 boys and a girl born 5/6/05.
Posts: 1,123
Gallery: mom2twoboys
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: 10/26/05
Picasa Web Albums - MariaRN - cake

Can you see the white looking stuff on the top?
mom2twoboys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2009, 08:41 AM   #95
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
jacksmixedtape's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: going to school in NC
Posts: 3,511
Gallery: jacksmixedtape
Stats: 160/140ish, 5'11"
WOE: gluten-free whole foods
Start Date: May 2007
I made this cake with honey for the photos. Haven't seen the white looking stuff.
jacksmixedtape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2009, 08:52 AM   #96
Major LCF Poster!
 
BikerAng's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Duvall, WA
Posts: 2,590
Gallery: BikerAng
Stats: 195/167/155 5'9"
WOE: Atkins - organic & humanely raised
Start Date: Feb 2007
I made the cupcakes with erythritol and stevia and no white stuff ever appeared on top (didn't frost them for a day and left them out overnight covered). The cupcakes rose and didn't fall and were very dry on top, almost crusty on top (softened up overnight when they were covered).
BikerAng is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2009, 09:02 AM   #97
Gadget Gal
 
Charski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Mostly in the kitchen!
Posts: 39,526
Gallery: Charski
Stats: 174 (WW)/145/150 goal 5'5"
WOE: ATKINS, or a slight variation thereof
Start Date: May 2003
I don't think it would mold that fast, although I suppose it depends on the humidity where you live. I'd suspect more that some of your sweetener maybe didn't get thoroughly dissolved/mixed in and just recrystallized on top.

I'd say, too, that if your cake rose up fine, then fell after cooling, that your baking powder is probably fine (or else it most likely wouldn't rise up as usual) and that as Lauren suggests, it didn't bake long enough. You want it to spring back readily when you press it with your finger. I also check with a toothpick but that's not always as accurate as the press method for me!
__________________
It's easy to be miserable. Being happy takes more work. ~~from Ondine, the movie~~

Veni, vidi, velcro - I came, I saw, I stuck.

I reject your reality and substitute my own! ~~ Adam on Mythbusters
Charski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2009, 11:53 AM   #98
MAJOR LCF POSTER!
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Mom to 2 boys and a girl born 5/6/05.
Posts: 1,123
Gallery: mom2twoboys
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: 10/26/05
I was thinking it was maybe the E wasn't mixed in so good. The is no funny oops that is moldy taste. The cake is extremely moist so maybe it did not cool long enough. I tried the toothpick thing. It is so yummy! I bet it will be gone before I frost it now that I have already tried a bite.
mom2twoboys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2009, 01:29 PM   #99
Senior LCF Member
 
TXUKGal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: England
Posts: 433
Gallery: TXUKGal
Stats: (Highest 353) 297/245/175 (maybe 150)
WOE: Atkins OWL
Start Date: May 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by jacksmixedtape View Post
I tried a batch with Splenda, and the batter wasn't that great. The chocolate was too bitter for my taste, but perhaps that's just my own taste issues with Splenda coming through. I then added 2 tablespoons honey and 1/2 teaspoon stevia with the Splenda, and the cupcakes came out perfect.
Thanks for the suggestion. I don't have stevia but I wonder if I did a combo of splenda and honey if that would work? I live in the UK and they have something called Half Spoon which is half sugar and half sweetner. I thought I might try that.
TXUKGal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2009, 01:54 PM   #100
Senior LCF Member
 
festivelyplump's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: UK- Kent
Posts: 99
Gallery: festivelyplump
Stats: 231/213/175
WOE: Low carb
Start Date: November 2010
I made the buttercream icing without an egg and its still looking OK in the fridge ( a week down the line), because we in the UK have a hard time trying to track the likes of erythritol and stevia I used finely ground xylitol, my O/H made one comment that the icing had a gritty texture but other than that it didn't seem to stop him from eating it!
TXUKGal I found this in a health food shop called Holland & Barrett and also discovered this in Waitrose yesterday, I know its not carb free and there are some unpleasent side effects if consumed in vast quantities but I personally think it tastes more 'natural' than splenda when used for cooking muffins and cakies etc.
festivelyplump is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2009, 02:24 PM   #101
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
jacksmixedtape's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: going to school in NC
Posts: 3,511
Gallery: jacksmixedtape
Stats: 160/140ish, 5'11"
WOE: gluten-free whole foods
Start Date: May 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by festivelyplump View Post
I made the buttercream icing without an egg and its still looking OK in the fridge ( a week down the line), because we in the UK have a hard time trying to track the likes of erythritol and stevia I used finely ground xylitol, my O/H made one comment that the icing had a gritty texture but other than that it didn't seem to stop him from eating it!
TXUKGal I found this in a health food shop called Holland & Barrett and also discovered this in Waitrose yesterday, I know its not carb free and there are some unpleasent side effects if consumed in vast quantities but I personally think it tastes more 'natural' than splenda when used for cooking muffins and cakies etc.
Did you powder the xylitol finely in a coffee grinder? I did that, and there was not a trace of grittiness.
jacksmixedtape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2009, 03:18 PM   #102
Major LCF Poster!
 
bwylde's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: NS Canada :)
Posts: 1,017
Gallery: bwylde
Stats: (405 highest) 385/365/200
WOE: Low Carb, TOPS
Start Date: January 2014
I made two of these last week and ate most of the second one myself (I think I posted I used cream cheese icing for the first but I made the heavenly butter cream for the second...yummm!!). The kids loved them and want me to make more! My only problem, way too addictive!! I would eat a piece for breakfast; it filled me up and satisfied my sweet chocolate tooth . Then I'd have a little sliver for a snack and a bit for dessert . I plan to make more but freeze them in cupcake form so it's less tempting to eat a lot.
__________________
Here we go again!!!

It is better to do something instead of nothing at all. Every step we make is progress!
bwylde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2009, 12:00 PM   #103
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
Tweaker Geek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 3,148
Gallery: Tweaker Geek
Well Lauren, to you over and over again! I made the cake yesterday and just frosted it this afternoon. The frosting is sooooo yummy that I had to try a little sliver (yeah, little!) of the frosted cake and I have to say that this is probably the best chocolate cake and frosting, high or low carb, that I have ever made! I am a big fan of the chocolate mayo pound cake but I think this even tops that one! You are such a wonderful baker and I just love you for all that you contribute and share with us on this board.

I did use the egg yolk in my frosting, since your recipe said frost immediately before serving I'm still going to assume that as long as it's kept in the fridge there won't be any problem with raw egg yolk in there. I this a reasonable assumption on my part? - I certainly don't want to come down sick, but I can't eat the whole cake immediately -- well, maybe if I have to!
__________________
HAPPY TO BE A LOW-CARBER!

I keep telling myself that nothing tastes as good as getting to my goal will feel! -- Unfortunately, I don't always listen to myself!!
Tweaker Geek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2009, 04:10 PM   #104
Gadget Gal
 
Charski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Mostly in the kitchen!
Posts: 39,526
Gallery: Charski
Stats: 174 (WW)/145/150 goal 5'5"
WOE: ATKINS, or a slight variation thereof
Start Date: May 2003
I'll come help ya, Tweaker!

I think refrigerated it should be fine.
Charski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2009, 06:02 PM   #105
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
Tweaker Geek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: USA
Posts: 3,148
Gallery: Tweaker Geek
Anytime Char!
Tweaker Geek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2009, 06:14 PM   #106
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 479
Gallery: JunkInMyTrunk
Quote:
Originally Posted by BikerAng View Post
I made this last night, but made them into cupcakes. I had them on the counter cooling (they had been sitting for about 2 hours) and DH comes home and snags one and yells, "who are these for, are they legal?" He always yells that when we're in a restaurant or shopping too. He couldn't believe they were LC, and when I told him there were beans in them he just couldn't believe it. These are super!
Your description of your husband made me smile!
JunkInMyTrunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2009, 12:01 PM   #107
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
kimlou's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 3,337
Gallery: kimlou
Stats: 180/150/135.round ?
WOE: LC.. Atkins
Start Date: 5/29/13 .. round ?
Thanks Lauren,

I made the cake into cupcakes. They are cooling on te counter. Wait 8 hours, who are you kidding? Curiosity killed the cat. I'll tough it out so I can icing them.
kimlou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2009, 02:34 PM   #108
Blabbermouth!!!
 
BarbDe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: SE Florida
Posts: 6,834
Gallery: BarbDe
Stats: Quit smoking 11/4/07; 16/10/10 on 11/30/12
WOE: Low carb/Paleo/& Crossfit!
Start Date: August 2004
I'm stuck home tomorrow, truck's in the shop. BUT I made sure I had all the ingredients to try this out tomorrow. I am dying to see how it comes out! I showed it to my sister and her response was "are you KIDDING me?" LOLOL.
BarbDe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2009, 03:44 PM   #109
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
kimlou's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 3,337
Gallery: kimlou
Stats: 180/150/135.round ?
WOE: LC.. Atkins
Start Date: 5/29/13 .. round ?
Quote:
Originally Posted by kimlou View Post
Thanks Lauren,

I made the cake into cupcakes. They are cooling on te counter. Wait 8 hours, who are you kidding? Curiosity killed the cat. I'll tough it out so I can icing them.

Okay.... I went on and put frosting on them. I thought I had erythritol when I started preparing the cake earlier.. I didn't so I had to use honey.
The bummmer came when preparing the frosting.. I had to use xylitol. Not such a fan of the cooling sensation. It was still good, but next timeI will use the erythritol ( on my next Netriton order) I did blend a bit of peanut butter in to break down some of the chocolate.
Put frosting on few of them . Save some for Strawberries sweetened w/Splenda and HWC.

Going to try the Coconut Pound Cake next, with berries (after I get erythritol)
kimlou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2009, 06:40 PM   #110
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
jacksmixedtape's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: going to school in NC
Posts: 3,511
Gallery: jacksmixedtape
Stats: 160/140ish, 5'11"
WOE: gluten-free whole foods
Start Date: May 2007
Bwylde, glad to hear you and the kids liked these! I hear ya on the addictive quality of baked treats. Glad I have boys in the apartment compliment to shove these treats off on!

Tweaker, thanks so much for the feedback! Glad you enjoyed. I don't tend to worry about storing my baked good any particular way--strengthens the immune system is what I say, LOL. They should be fine stored in the fridge. Mine kept very well.

BarbDe, give your sister a taste of the finished product and see how she acts then, haha!

Kimlou, did you grind the xylitol into a fine powder? I find that it has less of a cooling sensation than erythritol. I grind it up very well in my magic bullet. Hope the coconut cake works out for you!
__________________
~Lauren

"I've got a perfect body, but sometimes I forget. I've got a perfect body 'cause my eyelashes catch my sweat."
jacksmixedtape is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 06:31 AM   #111
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
kimlou's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 3,337
Gallery: kimlou
Stats: 180/150/135.round ?
WOE: LC.. Atkins
Start Date: 5/29/13 .. round ?
Quote:
Originally Posted by jacksmixedtape View Post
Kimlou, did you grind the xylitol into a fine powder? I find that it has less of a cooling sensation than erythritol. I grind it up very well in my magic bullet. Hope the coconut cake works out for you!
Yea, I did. The cooling wasn't bad at all. I am just not a fan of minty foods.
Gum I like ... go figure.
It was delicious, I knew it would be I have liked every recipe of your I have tried.
I have frozen them , keeping to portion control here. Anybody else frozen them, and, how didi they taste afterwards.

BTW----- For me it did not trigger any cravings and that was worth the minty. One bite of anything sweet will usually do it.
kimlou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 06:44 AM   #112
Senior LCF Member
 
Motts Landing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Fl. panhandle
Posts: 409
Gallery: Motts Landing
Start Date: restarted Jan 08'
Lauren: THANK YOU!! Deeeeelishious
I have company visiting for a couple weeks and my bro-in-law (who admits to not really liking chocolate cake) gave it the highest praise!! Everyone else loved it as well and they were totally shocked & in disbelief that it was made from black beans, including myself!

Just a little funny: they did ask me if the beans in the cake would give them "the vapors"! (so far so good)
Julie
Motts Landing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 06:49 AM   #113
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
kimlou's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 3,337
Gallery: kimlou
Stats: 180/150/135.round ?
WOE: LC.. Atkins
Start Date: 5/29/13 .. round ?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Motts Landing View Post
Lauren: THANK YOU!! Deeeeelishious
I have company visiting for a couple weeks and my bro-in-law (who admits to not really liking chocolate cake) gave it the highest praise!! Everyone else loved it as well and they were totally shocked & in disbelief that it was made from black beans, including myself!

Just a little funny: they did ask me if the beans in the cake would give them "the vapors"! (so far so good)
Julie
Either the beans or the sugar alcohol in the xylitol...... did me :blush:
kimlou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 10:29 AM   #114
Blabbermouth!!!
 
BarbDe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: SE Florida
Posts: 6,834
Gallery: BarbDe
Stats: Quit smoking 11/4/07; 16/10/10 on 11/30/12
WOE: Low carb/Paleo/& Crossfit!
Start Date: August 2004
Can somebody tell me how many regular size cupcakes this makes??
BarbDe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 11:48 AM   #115
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
kimlou's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 3,337
Gallery: kimlou
Stats: 180/150/135.round ?
WOE: LC.. Atkins
Start Date: 5/29/13 .. round ?
Quote:
Originally Posted by BarbDe View Post
Can somebody tell me how many regular size cupcakes this makes??
Mine made 12.
kimlou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 12:02 PM   #116
Blabbermouth!!!
 
BarbDe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: SE Florida
Posts: 6,834
Gallery: BarbDe
Stats: Quit smoking 11/4/07; 16/10/10 on 11/30/12
WOE: Low carb/Paleo/& Crossfit!
Start Date: August 2004
Thanks Kimlou. I don't know if it was posted here before. I was being lazy.:blush:
BarbDe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 12:53 PM   #117
Major LCF Poster!
 
shadowzip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,809
Gallery: shadowzip
WOE: M & E/Low Carb
Start Date: 2/2005
I made this last night, let it sit covered on the counter overnight and frosted it this morning. I am waiting until after dinner to taste/ Looks amazing though.

Now for my tweaks I am at my daughters house in Texas. I can find 25 varieties of black beans here LOL but I can not find erythritol anywhere, I did find xylitol so I used that with a little splenda and the tiniest bit of honey for the cake. I doubled the frosting recipe and used 1/2 butter and 1/2 cream cheese, I powdered the bejeebus out of the xylitol for the frosting and added a little splenda. The frosting is the closest to regular high carb frosting I have ever tasted Lauren. Licked the bowl clean this morning, no grittiness or cooling either.

So just a hint for everyone, powder the heck out of the xylitol or erythritol, it really does work.

Thanks Lauren, I have my eye on those coconut mini muffins next.

Last edited by shadowzip; 06-10-2009 at 12:54 PM..
shadowzip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 01:10 PM   #118
Way too much time on my hands!
 
sjl330's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Middle America
Posts: 12,336
Gallery: sjl330
Stats: 184/141/140 5'7"
WOE: EFGT-Barry Groves
Start Date: January 2003
Shadowzip, did you powder it with a coffee grinder? I'm going to try this recipe again and frost it this time. I still have some from last time though!! DH doesn't like it. He's so weird. He's afraid I'm going to feed him something he might not like, lol.
sjl330 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 01:20 PM   #119
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
kimlou's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 3,337
Gallery: kimlou
Stats: 180/150/135.round ?
WOE: LC.. Atkins
Start Date: 5/29/13 .. round ?
Quote:
Originally Posted by sjl330 View Post
Shadowzip, did you powder it with a coffee grinder? I'm going to try this recipe again and frost it this time. I still have some from last time though!! DH doesn't like it. He's so weird. He's afraid I'm going to feed him something he might not like, lol.



Not shadow.... but, I did use my coffee grinder to make the xylitol powder
kimlou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2009, 04:36 PM   #120
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 423
Gallery: jill72
Stats: 162/125/120's
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: 10/31/08
[QUOTE=shadowzip;12086475]...I am at my daughters house in Texas. I can find 25 varieties of black beans here LOL but I can not find erythritol anywhere,QUOTE]

Sounds like you had success with the xylitol, but for future reference, Whole Foods now carries erythritol. It's in the baking section with the sugars and it's called ZSweet (or something similar to that).
jill72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:47 AM.


Copyright ©1999-2014 Friends Forums LLC. All rights reserved. - Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
LowCarbFriends® is a registered mark of Friends Forums, LLC.