Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Stevia In The Raw - Half Your Cake And Eat It Too #InTheRaw

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Stevia In The Raw - Half Your Cake And Eat It Too #InTheRaw

Disclosure: I received a sample of Stevia In The Raw® and a gift card to facilitate this post. All opinions expressed here are my own and have not been influenced by promotional items. 


This is the time of year when sweet goodies are constantly at our fingertips. Tempting treats such as pies and cakes and cookies (oh my goodness, the holiday cookies are endless!) really make it hard to stay on top of health and fitness goals. It kind of helps that my husband has been on a health craze lately, hitting up the gym and watching what foods we bring into the house, but I admit, I feel a little irritated when I want to whip up a sweet dessert and he puts his foot down. Last weekend he even refused to make me a margarita (virgin, of course) because "those have too much sugar in them!" So, that left me wondering what I was going to do for his birthday, which is in 2 weeks, since he's trying so hard to cut down his sugar intake. I normally make him his favorite candy bar cake, but since it's super sugary, I have to scrap that this year. Thankfully, Stevia In The Raw® has come to the rescue.

Stevia In The Raw

Stevia In The Raw® is a zero-calorie sweetener that is an extract from the sweet leaves of the stevia plant that you can use to sweeten your foods without the extra calories you would get if you were to use sugar. Since Stevia In The Raw® has partnered with a renowned Registered Dietician Nutritionist, Patricia Bannan, they have created an eCookbook that shows how you can still make the desserts you love this holiday season (and year round too!) with less sugar and calories. Half Your Cake And Eat It Too is available as a FREE download from InTheRaw.com.

As I was browsing the eCookbook, I found a Flourless Sunken Chocolate Lava Cake with Raspberries that piqued my interest. A cake without flour and half the sugar? I knew I had to do a trial run right away because this sounded like something that I could treat Jason for his birthday this year and let him stick to his health goals. I broke out my Stevia In The Raw® Bakers Bag and got to work.

Flourless Chocolate Lava Cake


I have never made a flourless cake before and was curious to see how this one would bake up, so I was pleasantly surprised with the end result. It had a cakey outer layer and a soft, gooey center. Topped with a dusting of cocoa powder and raspberries equaled dessert perfection.

Flourless Chocolate Lava Cake

By swapping out 1/2 of the sugar for In The Raw®, here's how we saved nutrition-wise:


You can find the full recipe for this scrumptious Flourless Chocolate Lava Cake right in the Half Your Cake And Eat It Too eCookbook. There, you'll also find several more tempting recipes that would be perfect for your seasonal baking needs.

Stevia In The Raw® Bakers Bag measures cup for cup with sugar so it can be used in your recipes to reduce sugar and calories with no conversion necessary. However, when you are using Stevia In The Raw® for baking, it is recommended that you only replace 1/2 of the sugar in the original recipe in order to achieve the proper browning, rising and caramelizing that only sugar can provide.


Replace sugar with In The Raw® Bakers Bag in your baking recipes this holiday season to save up to 700 calories per cup replaced. That sounds like a good deal when you want to indulge in seasonal sweets and keep on track with your dietary goals. You can find Stevia In The Raw® Bakers Bag in most major grocer retailers nationwide. You can find delicious recipes from the eCookbook Half Your Cake And Eat It Too at InTheRaw.com.


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79 comments:

  1. Sounds like a winner that will let him keep on task indeed at your feed.

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  2. OMG Jason is starving you!
    Those raspberries look soooo lovely especially in the middle of winter!
    Love that little bowl with knitted braids. Pickwick tea actually has white mugs like that, they're gorgeous!
    The light in your photos is amazing

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    1. He is, but he did recently say "your workouts must be doing something cause I can't pinch the fat on your legs anymore". I didn't know whether to be happy about that or punch him in the nose.

      The raspberries were on sale super cheap last week. $1.25 for 6 ounces. This week they are back up to $2.50 though. I bought those sweater bowls a few years back and they are still one of my favorite purchases.

      Thank you for the compliments deary ♥

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    2. that grassy mossy green from the package is one of my all time fave colours, I'd love a whole room in just that shade :) I have jackets, bags, scarves, gloves and who knows what else not in that colour because it feeds people with energy

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  3. I love that it's so easy to cut down on sugar with Stevia In The Raw. The lava cake you found in the cookbook sounds so good.

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  4. I ADORE this stuff! I can't wait to have a bit of sweets again without it being just God awful for me. Thank you!

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  5. I've been trying to lose and keep the weight off, the healthy way. All the recipes of decadent cookies, snacks and dishes that don't jive with what I'm doing, makes it tough. Thanks you, for posting something that would fit into my weight loss regimen! I can make this, and not feel bad that I have to decline eating what everybody's brought for the holidays.

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  6. I want to try the banana chunk chocolate muffins recipe.

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  7. That cake looks delicious, of course the hard part is just eating a small portion and not the whole thing.

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  8. Oh my goodness how good does that cake look and how good does stevia sound, love that it helps you sweeten without all the calories.

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  9. I love using stevia. I've made a few great desserts with it recently.

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  10. We love Stevia here too! I use it in my coffee, but I have never baked with it. I need to start small with little substitutes.

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  11. I really like cooking with Stevia. My in-laws are diabetic so I use it when baking for them.

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  12. Stevia is such a nice cooking tool. Plus it helps to keep me sugar free.

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  13. Such a yummy recipe! I've not tried cooking with Stevia much, but would like to reduce sugar use.

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  14. I am always trying to eat better, and I have never actually tried Stevia. I have heard great things about it, and I think it is time to finally give it a try!

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  15. This sounds amazing! I would love to try to use this for baking next time. Thanks for the tip!

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  16. Stevia is my go to choice for sweeteners. I am diabetic and Stevia was what my endocrinologist recommended. I have never made a flourless cake before but of course, there is always a first time. :)

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  17. That choice is fabulous! Who wouldn't love a lava cake for their birthday? Yum. The Strawberry Nectarine Pie on their website looks good too!

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  18. I would like to try BANANA CHOCOLATE CHUNK MUFFINS, it looks so delicious.

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  19. It's so nice to be able to lessen you and your family's sugar intake this season and I think Stevia is the perfect solution for it! This is something that I would use when baking this season!

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  20. I love using Stevia! And this cake looks super delicious!

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  21. The caked turned out so beautifully! I would love to use Stevia more instead of using refined sugar or any other kind of unhealthy sugar! I'm getting a pack the next time I go grocery shopping!

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  22. I think the BANANA CHOCOLATE CHUNK MUFFINS looks great, something everyone will like.

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  23. I'd like to try pistachio coconut lemon squares. It sounds like a good combination.

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  24. Looks yummy and I'd eat it up I'm afraid. Anything in the raw is good for me. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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  25. I would really like to try their BANANA CHOCOLATE CHUNK MUFFINS recipe! I love banana bread and chocolate chip muffins so this sounds like a delicious combination!

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  26. I use Stevia for many things. I like to always have it on hand because it does make a difference. And can you send me some of the banana chunk muffins please

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  27. I would love to try the saucy peach poppyseed muffin recipe! My family is from Georgia so we love peaches!

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  28. What's there not to love? OMG it all looks so good! If I have to choose I'll go with: FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE SUNKEN LAVA CAKE WITH RASPBERRIES. It looks so good!

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  29. Stevia in the Raw is a great product! This looks like a super yummy dessert too! I would love to try this sometime.

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  30. I would really like to try the Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins and the Strawberry Nectarine Pie.

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  31. I would like to make the Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins. They sound yummy!

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  32. The saucy peach poppy muffins look really delicious. I would love to make those.

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  33. The peach poppy seed muffins sound good. I have always enjoyed lemon poppyseed muffins, but never thought of trying it with peach.

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  34. I would like to try the Apricot Blueberry Galettes

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  35. I'd love to try the Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins. Thanks so much.

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  36. Id love to try the Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins. I love breakfast foods! There are so many others i would try too.

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  37. I would try the saucy peach poppy seed muffins. Easy recipe to follow

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  38. SAUCY PEACH POPPY SEED MUFFINS Sound delicious.

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  39. I would love to try the BANOFFEE BREAKFAST COOKIES
    WITH ESPRESSO DRIZZLE recipe

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  40. I would love to try the SAUCY PEACH POPPY SEED MUFFINS. I think this is a very unique muffin recipe that sounds very good.

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  41. I want to try the SAUCY PEACH POPPY SEED MUFFINS.

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  42. I'd love to try the BANANA CHOCOLATE CHUNK MUFFINS!

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  43. I would be all over that Strawberry Nectarine Pie. Yum!

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  44. The BANANA CHOCOLATE CHUNK MUFFINS would be a perfect recipe for my MIL. She is 89, diabetic (but very controlled) and her favorite breakfast is muffins.
    Mary Beth Elderton

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  45. I want to try the banana chocolate chunk muffins

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  46. The strawberry nectarine looks delicious, I saved the recipe! I bet it'll be a big hit with my family!

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  47. I love strawberries, thank you so much for the offer!

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  48. PISTACHIO COCONUT LEMON SQUARES sounds yummy. Three of my favorite flavors in one.

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  49. I’d like to make the flourless chocolate sunken lava cake with raspberries. I admit, I’m not much of a baker, but I think I might be able to pull this off!

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  50. i'd love the try the sunken lava cake with raspberries or the banoffee breakfast cookies with espresso drizzle! Those both sound delicious.

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  51. All the recipes look great but I would try to make the BANOFFEE BREAKFAST COOKIES
    WITH ESPRESSO DRIZZLE.

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  52. Both the Apricot Blueberry Galettes and the Strawberry and Nectarine Pie sound super delicious. I especially love apricots, and it's always nice to see recipes they can be used in.

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  53. I would like to try the Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins, they would be yummy for breakfast.

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  54. I would really love to try the BANANA CHOCOLATE CHUNK MUFFINS.. They sound so amazing..

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  55. i would most like to try the SAUCY PEACH POPPY SEED MUFFINS

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  56. Pistacio Coconut Lemon Squares sound just delicious...I would like to try to make these.

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  57. I would like to try out the FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE SUNKEN LAVA CAKE WITH RASPBERRIES.

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  58. I love lemon bars and the PISTACHIO COCONUT LEMON SQUARES look like a great replacement.

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  59. I would love to try the SAUCY PEACH POPPY SEED MUFFINS recipe it looks amazing

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  60. Would love to make the PISTACHIO COCONUT LEMON SQUARES. Three of my favorite flavors in one dessert!

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  61. I would like to try the banana chunk chocolate muffins recipe.

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  62. I would like to try the FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE SUNKEN LAVA CAKE WITH RASPBERRIES.

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  63. Ooh, the Pistachio Coconut Lemon Squares sound amazing. I am a fan of all the components in this recipe!

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  64. I'd like to try the lemon olive oil bread with figs recipe. It sounds so delicious.

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  65. I want to try the BANANA CHOCOLATE CHUNK MUFFINS

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  66. I would love to try the BANANA CHOCOLATE CHUNK MUFFINS! Yummy!

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  67. I would like to try the BANANA CHOCOLATE CHUNK MUFFINS. They look real good

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  68. Banana chocolate chunk muffins! Holla! I'm sooo hungry and all those rich cookies look amazing!

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  69. I'd like to try the STRAWBERRY NECTARINE PIE. I love strawberries and this looks delicious.

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  70. I would like to try the Pistachio Coconut Lemon Squares.

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  71. I would like to try the Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins. They sound delicious.

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  72. I would like to try several of the recipes. The LEMON OLIVE OIL CAKE WITH FIGS looks really good

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  73. I would like to try the BANOFFEE BREAKFAST COOKIES WITH ESPRESSO DRIZZLE

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