No ordinary chocolate cake, this family pleaser gets its exquisite flavor from buttermilk and two kinds of ginger.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line eighteen 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups or coat with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, ground ginger and salt; set aside.

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  • In a medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, granulated sugar, oil, eggs, crystallized ginger and vanilla. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture. Beat with a wire whisk just until combined.

  • Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in cups on a wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from cups; cool completely on a wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving. If desired, garnish with raspberries and mint leaves.

Tips

Tips: You can substitute whole wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat flour for up to half of the total cake flour or all-purpose flour used.

To make 1 1/4 cups sour fat-free milk, place 4 teaspoons lemon juice or vinegar in a glass measuring cup. Add enough fat-free milk to measure 1 1/4 cups total liquid; stir. Let stand for 5 minutes before using.

If using sugar substitute, choose Splenda(R) Sugar Blend for Baking. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 1 cup sugar. Nutrition per Serving with Substitute: same as below, except 171 calories, 22 g carbohydrate. Exchanges: 1/2 other carb.

Nutrition Facts

187.7 calories; protein 3.5g 7% DV; carbohydrates 28.1g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 0.3g 1% DV; sugars 12.7g; fat 6.8g 10% DV; saturated fat 0.6g 3% DV; cholesterol 0.7mg; vitamin a iu 87.8IU 2% DV; vitamin c 0.2mg; folate 51mcg 13% DV; calcium 66.4mg 7% DV; iron 1.9mg 10% DV; magnesium 5.3mg 2% DV; potassium 55mg 2% DV; sodium 118.4mg 5% DV.