Low Sugar Sponge

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walthamx

Low Sugar Sponge

How can I reduce the amount of sugar in a sponge cake without making it too dry?
I am not diabetic, I just don't like cakes too sweet - when I reduce the sugar they become dry!

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Lindsey, Food Editor

Low Sugar Sponge

Hello walthamix,

I don’t have a tested answer to this. To make up for the loss of moisture you could try reducing the sugar but adding, milk, or fruit juice. I have in the past substituted honey for sugar but that might still be too sweet for you.
Or I find sponges that have sharp or bitter ingredients added to them taste less sweet, such as lemon, passion fruit or coffee.

Have you tried any of the muffins because they are taste less sweet than sponge cakes.

http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/cuisine/exotic/american/spiced-cranberry-muffins-with-frosted-cranberries.html

http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/cuisine/exotic/american/damson-or-plum-and-cinnamon-muffins.html

http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/cuisine/exotic/american/spiced-apple-muffins.html

http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/cuisine/exotic/american/chunky-marmalade-muffins.html

Best wishes

Lindsey

 
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