This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nectresse™ Sweetener. All opinions are 100% mine.
My “little” brother is amazing. Less than two years ago, he weighed over 530 lbs. How he got there is a story that describes most obese people – he ate too much and exercised too little. He loved sugary, sweet snacks and indulged in them whenever he could. Today, he’s over 200 lbs lighter and he’s more conscious about the foods he eats. He’s given up sugar and is always looking for a sweetener that is natural, with no calories.
From the makers of Splenda, NECTRESSE™Sweetener is a natural sweetener made from monk fruit extract. In fact, it’s the only 100% natural sweetner made from fruit! Combined with other natural sweetners, it has a deliciously sweet taste and without the calories. Just check out this testimonial from Nectresse spokesperson Lisa Ling.
My brother came to stay with us for the week so I decided to make a cake using Nectresse as my sugar substitute to see if he noticed the difference. I have a pumpkin cake recipe that I make every fall. It’s delicious, moist and so full of calories and sugar. In the past I’ve decreased the fat by using applesauce instead of oil, but I had never tried a sugar substitute before. I’m happy to report that neither my brother or anyone else the family noticed the difference! Now, he can indulge just a little bit more and not sacrifice all the hard work he’s put into losing his weight.
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup applesauce
- 16 packets of Nectresse
- 2 cups sifted flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 can pumpkin
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Mix and cream together eggs, applesauce and Nectresse.
- Add flour, baking soda and cinnamon, Mix well.
- Lastly add pumpkin and vanilla.
- Bake in a 9×13 cake pan for 30-35 minutes or until done.
- Frost with your favorite cream cheese or vanilla frosting.
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