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post #76 of 81
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Originally Posted by jules5000

No matter what they claim it doesn't turn out the same at all. it has a different consistency and you have to watch it closely the whole time it is baking. It browns quickly. Personally if you are doing it with splenda because she can not have sugar then I am sure that you are going to be ok and she won't be dissappointed, but blessed that you did that for her. If that is not the reason you are doing it with splenda, I would reccommend making a reg cake wtih sugar. Maybe it is a cheesecake? It might work better than regular baked goods do, but after my one and only experience baking with splenda I won't do it again.



jules5000, what recipe did you follow? The chocolate biscuit cake is not baked, its put in the refrigerator to set.
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post #77 of 81
FYI, I bought the McVities tea biscuits at the Meijers in the Grand Rapids Michigan area. I found them not in the International section but in the Isle that has Dutch cookies as well as English items.
post #78 of 81
On one of my notifications on this thing and I thought it was this one someone said something about using splenda and I thought it was baked because I have not read the recipe through, nor have I tried to make it. I was just trying to warn her that she might not have the results she wanted to have. My mistake though if it is not baked. excuse. LOL!!
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post #79 of 81
I think the confustion may have come from me saying I used Splenda in brownies (obviously they were baked) which turned out awful (btw it ws just for an experiment to see if I could, I have learned from it I couldn't!)

I'm afraid I cant help with the biscuit substitutions in the US because being in the UK I just use McVities. As has been mentioned though there are a multitude of variations on this recipe using different biscuits (digestives, rich tea, hob-nobs, etc) and they all taste good in their own way so feel free to experiment if you cant get rich tea or an equivalent where you are and if your version tastes good post it for the rest of us!
post #80 of 81
Update on the Biscuit Cake. Yeah, it's still sitting in the fridge. I just couldn't bring myself to give it to her. It looks horrible. I think maybe my graham were too big, although I tried making them "almond" sized. So, I went ahead and made her a chocolate cake with splenda. I guess I should have read your posts about baking with the splenda. The batter tasted good, but it did brown very quickly and very dark. It also seemed to pull away from the edges extremely quickly. I only did a double layer 6" for her since she wanted something small anyway. the rest of the batter went to two thinner 8" pans. She's diabetic, but not too bad from what I understand. So, the icing is my standard Indydebi BC. I frosted it very thinly(is that a word?) so that she can scrape off the icing if she can't have it. I frosted the other one and brought some to work today, so that I can give some to my guinea pigs, I mean coworkers icon_lol.gif It appears to be moist and nicely crumbly like my other cakes. We'll see how it tastes with the splenda though. Probably will steer clear of Splenda cakes though after this experiment.

**My coworker just tried it. She said it's very good! icon_lol.gif She said that she couldn't taste the splenda or the aftertaste. She said it was drier than some of my other cakes, but I chalk that up to it being a chocolate cake since she said that it's not dry, just not as moist as the yellow cakes I've done. but, she's ecstatic over the BC frosting. The only thing I did differently was add this new Almond Joy coffee creamer to the frosting. I'm a happy camper this morning.
post #81 of 81
YOu got her a cake and that is what counts. I am sure that she appreciated all the effort you put into it. What are you going to do with what you didn't give her? Just curious.

MY friends and co-workers(when I had them) always were willing to be my guinea pigs. I know that I have a bunch of them if I need to try something new and no special occasion is coming up. I just don't want to play favorites with my guinea pigs though. I don't want any of them to feel slighted.

When I am making a birthday cake for one of my girlfriends and I want to try a new recipe or method of decorating they are always happy. Even when they turn out a little lopsided or imperfect in someway they are always appreciative of the effort I made.

If I just want to practice techniques they are happy for the treat I bring their way.
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