Sugar Free Splenda Pound Cake

Sugar Free Splenda Pound Cake

Sugar Free Splenda Pound Cake

NOTE: This is not a SUGAR FREE cake – it is made with Splenda for baking, which does contain sugar.

Families face challenges, some harder than others – but the beauty of family challenges is that you face them together.  My family has recently faced some new challenges – mom was recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.  This was such a shock since although she hadn’t been feeling all that well for a few weeks, she wasn’t displaying any of the classic diabetes symptoms.

So here we are, already a few weeks later and the way we do things has already changed, the way we cook and eat has changed – it had to. But all for the better – these changes will benefit everyone in the family.  We obviously can - and will – still get together and enjoy food, we just will be enjoying healthier options.

This Mother’s Day was our first “Diabetic Friendly” holiday.  I cooked fish in parchment with very light salt, little oil, and lots of flavor – ginger, lime zest, garlic and a bit of heat.  I also made a Greek Couscous with grilled vegetables, pine nuts and cheese.  The recipe was inspired by the recipe for Grilled Vegetable and Israeli Couscous Salad I found on Things Alauna Makes.  My recipe was similar but I omitted the tomatoes and used a sugar free vinaigrette instead.

Jody got the hard part – dessert. She took on the challenge of working with Splenda to create something a bit more health conscious and fine for mom or any diabetic to eat – a Splenda Pound Cake.  Splenda is one of the better sugar substitutes in my opinion, it doesn’t have that bitter aftertaste that Sweet’N Low has.

The batter for this sugar free cake turned out like any other – not nearly as sweet, but the texture was the same.  The cake rose nicely and had a beautiful golden brown color to it.  The recipe states to bake the cake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 20 minutes, this is far too long.  I set my timer for 1 hour, but took it out after 45 minutes.  Be sure to watch this one!

The flavor was more like a shortcake, my mother thought it tasted like Lorna Doone cookies.  I can’t say it was moist like pound cake either…this could have been due to the baking time, not sure? We served the cake with some beautiful fresh berries (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries) and a dollop of Splenda sweetened whipped cream.  Overall, the presentation was beautiful and the taste was pleasant.  There is much work to be done in this new chapter of my baking life…more sugar free treats to come!

Sugar Free Splenda Pound Cake With Berries and Whipped Cream

Sugar Free Splenda Pound Cake With Berries and Whipped Cream

Sugar Free Splenda Pound Cake
Yield: 18 servings


  • 3 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1 1/2 cups SPLENDA(R) Sugar Blend for Baking
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Nutrition Info:

Per Serving

  • Calories: 306 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 34 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0 g
  • Fat: 14 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Sugars: 16 g


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan or a 12-cup Bundt pan; set aside.
  3. Combine flour, SPLENDA(R) Sugar Blend for Baking, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl. Cut butter into flour mixture with a fork or a pastry blender until crumbly. (This procedure may be done with a mixer at the lowest speed. Cover mixing bowl with a clean tea towel to prevent spattering).
  4. Combine eggs, sour cream, and vanilla in a small mixing bowl; add 1/4 of the egg mixture to flour mixture. Beat at low speed with an electric mixer until blended. Beat at medium speed for 30 seconds or until batter is smooth, stopping to scrape down sides of the bowl. Repeat procedure 3 times.
  5. Spoon batter into prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on a wire rack.
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13 Responses to “Sugar Free Splenda Pound Cake”

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  3. Gina Hobby Says:

    You do realize that Splenda blend still has sugar in it, right? I made this same recipe-off recipe zaar with straight splenda and it didn’t rise but did brown. I cooked it about 45 minutes also but in a 13X9 pan. I put fruit on it for my husband and he liked it. He’d rather have my normal poundcake but this is a good alternative if you’re supposed to be sugar free. I bake and I know you just can’t bake quality stuff without sugar. It’s not going to rise and that’s what makes baked goods so good.

    I only point out the fact about Splenda blend because some diabetics that have not had to pay attention to nutrition before do not read labels and assume a lot when they see a label. You have to read every ingredient. They hide sugar, cornstarch, bleached flour everywhere. Feeding a diabetic this poundcake with sugar and then putting fruit on top will most likely raise blood sugar. I hope y’all had a wonderful day with her. It’s a royal pain in the tail to figure out how to cook so that everyone can enjoy the same meal and yours sounded delicious. But, I’d have to say put a hold on the Splenda Blend and just go for cobblers using whole wheat flour and splenda-you don’t require much rising for those recipes. Anyone who says that there is an alternative to everything is just lying. We change to add years to our life. Otherwise, we’d eat what tastes good and is easy to make and take the consequences.

  4. Bob Says:

    I am a diabetic and bake cakes with Splenda very often. My cakes rise beautifully. It isn’t the sugar that makes cakes rise, it’s the baking powder and baking soda in the flour.

  5. Richard Johnson Says:

    This is a sugar free(splenda substitute cake)!

  6. Jilly Says:

    No, this is NOT sugar free when made with Splenda for Baking. As Gina noted, Splenda for Baking is a blend of sugar and Splenda.

    Splenda also has the same recipe with plain Splenda on their website, in addition to the Splenda for Baking recipe. The results are much better on this cake if you use the creaming method; in other words, make it like a regular pound cake. And make sure you don’t over or underbake it; either one is fatal.

  7. Michael Says:

    Please change the title of this article as it is NOT sugar free!!! You are currently one of the top results when you search for “sugarfree pound cake” on Google.

  8. Cher Says:

    HI, Am not getting into the argument but yes Splenda comes sugarless and there is also one for baking that has sugar; it comes in a large pale yellow bag.
    I am looking for recipes using Stevia, not alterntives to stevia such as truvia and others that contain chemicals but using pure stevia. I heard there were pound cake recipes using stevia but ea one I find has sugar or some other sweetener.
    We cam eup with our own apple pie and also carrot cake recieps usign stevia so maybe we need to exteriment and come up with one on our own (my Mom and I)> Will let you know if I do and in the meantime if anyone has such recpies, please post. Thanks so much. Cher

  9. Steve Says:

    Amost a year and you have not changed the “sugar free” title.

    Bad on you! Ever hear of honesty and integrity?


  10. pam Says:

    I am looking for a good recipe for chocolate pound cake made with splenda can I use chocolate in this recipe for the splenda pancake.

  11. veronica Says:

    you guys are just too much this cake is wonderful and if you are diebetic this cake is just wonderful !

  12. JodyCakes Says:


    Thank you for your concern. We will not be updating the title – but rather, I will post a disclaimer in the recipe. We do NOT want to mislead people – but we do rank rather well on the term. This cake is a made with Splenda for baking which does contain sugar. This is not a Sugar Free cake.


  13. poonam Says:

    The flavor sounds delicious with outside is soft and the inside looks like fruit taste .The Sugar free cake looks amazing….Good recipe with easy baking!

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