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Diabetes Friendly Recipe: Chocolate Sponge Cake

September 2, 2011

It’s sweet enough to eat! Today our JDRF Dallas Interns bring you a recipe for Chocolate Sponge Cake with only 8.7g carbohydrates per slice! Make this easy, low-carb meal to go with any family meal or to take to your next pot-luck get-together!

Chocolate Sponge Cake


  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa


  1. Line an 8 inch square or round cake pan with waxed paper.
  2. Place egg whites, cream of tartar and salt in a mixing bowl, beat with electric mixer until foamy.
  3. Beat in sugar gradually and continue beating until stiff peaks form.
  4. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla.
  5. Sift flour and cocoa together, and then fold lightly into egg mixture.
  6. Spread batter in prepared pan.
  7. Bake in 325 degree oven 25-30 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched.
  8. Loosen sides with a sharp knife and turn out immediately onto a paper towel lined cake rack to cool.

Serve with cool whip, berries, chocolate glaze or powdered sugar to make it extra tasty! Enjoy!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Nutritional Facts (one serving)
Servings per recipe: 12

Calories 52.7
Calories from Fat 8
Total Fat 0.8 g
Saturate Fat 0.2 g
Cholesterol 27.6 mg
Sodium 68.1 mg
Potassium 34.4 mg
Total Carbohydrate 8.7 g
Sugars 5.6 g
Protein 2.2 g

This recipe was adapted from the website

As we continue to provide you with recipe ideas, we want your participation as well! If you loved this recipe or have a diabetes friendly recipe that your family enjoys, please post in the comments below or email it to to share with other type 1 families! You might even see them appear later on in the blog!


To learn more about the JDRF Dallas chapter, visit our JDRF Dallas website!

One Comment leave one →
  1. Don M permalink
    September 2, 2011 6:50 pm

    Not bad. This is basically a chocoate souffle, and less so a cake. Hard to argue with the nutritional info, though!

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