Sparkling white wine is tossed with fresh melon and served with a light irresistible cake in this special dessert. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • Allow egg whites and yolks to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. In a blender, combine the 3/4 cup cantaloupe and 2 tablespoons of the sparkling wine. Cover and blend until smooth. Set aside. Grease and lightly flour a 10-inch fluted tube pan; set aside.

  • In a large bowl, combine the remaining sparkling wine and the 8 cups cantaloupe. Toss gently to coat. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, combine cake flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, and allspice. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture.

  • Add egg yolks, pureed cantaloupe mixture, and oil to flour mixture. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Beat on high speed about 5 minutes more or until batter is very smooth. Wash beaters thoroughly with soap and warm water; dry beaters. In a very large bowl, combine egg whites and cream of tartar; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Pour egg yolk mixture in a thin stream over beaten egg whites, folding gently as you pour. Pour into prepared pan; spread evenly.

  • Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until top is golden brown and springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert cake in pan; cool completely. Loosen sides of cake from pan; remove cake. Place cake on a serving plate. If desired, sprinkle with powdered sugar and garnish with fresh sage. Serve cake with chilled cantaloupe mixture and, if desired, dessert topping.


Tip: We do not recommend sugar substitutes for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

182 calories; 5.9 g total fat; 0.8 g saturated fat; 52 mg cholesterol; 100 mg sodium. 231 mg potassium; 27.4 g carbohydrates; 0.9 g fiber; 15 g sugar; 3.8 g protein; 1503 IU vitamin a iu; 20 mg vitamin c; 60 mcg folate; 25 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 13 mg magnesium;