Saturday, June 20, 2009

Flourless Chocolate Cake (Diabetic)


6 tablespoons margarine
10 3/4 teaspoons Equal® for Recipes or 36 packets Equal® sweetener or 1 1/2 cups Equal® Spoonful™
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1/3 cup skim milk
1/3 cup apricot preserves with NutraSweet® brand sweetener or apricot spreadable fruit
3 egg whites
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons instant espresso coffee crystals
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Rich Chocolate Glaze (optional, recipe follows)

Heat margarine, chocolate, milk, apricot preserves, and espresso crystals in small saucepan, whisking frequently, until chocolate is almost melted. Remove pan from heat; continue whisking until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Whisk in egg yolk and vanilla; add Equal®, whisking until smooth.

Beat egg whites and cream of tartar to stiff peaks in large bowl. Fold chocolate mixture into egg whites; fold in combined flour and salt.

Lightly grease bottom of 9-inch round cake pan and line with parchment or baking paper. Pour cake batter into pan.

Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees until cake is just firm when lightly touched, 18 to 20 minutes and toothpick comes out clean (do not overbake). Carefully loosen side of cake from pan with small sharp knife, which will keep cake from cracking as it cools. Cool cake completely in pan on wire rack; refrigerate until chilled, 1 to 2 hours.

Remove cake from pan and place on serving plate. Spread with Rich Chocolate Glaze, if desired. Garnish with light whipped topping, chocolate drizzle and/or raspberries, if desired.

Makes 12 servings

Nutrition information per serving: 139 cal., 3 g pro., 11 g carbo, 11 g fat, 18 mg chol.,108 mg sodium. Food Exchanges: 1/2 bread, 2 fat.

Rich Chocolate Glaze

1/4 cup skim milk
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, cut into small pieces
3 1/2 teaspoons Equal® for Recipes or 12 packets Equal® sweetener or 1/2 cup Equal® Spoonful™

Heat milk and chocolate in small saucepan, whisking frequently, until almost melted; remove from heat and whisk until chocolate is melted and smooth. Whisk in Equal®

Cool to room temperature; refrigerate glaze, if necessary, until thickened enough to spread.

Nutrition information per serving: 30 cal., 1 g pro., 3 g carb., 3 g fat, 0 mg chol.,
3 mg sodium. Food Exchanges: 1/2 fat.

Recipe source: CooksRecipes.com

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