Diabetic Dessert of the Week – Flourless Chocolate Cake

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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Flourless Chocolate Cake. To make this week’s recipe some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Semisweet Chocolate, Margarine, Espresso Powder, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, Vanilla, Fat-Free Whipped Topping and more. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Flourless Chocolate Cake
Get all the chocolatey flavor you love without any of the flour! This decadent gluten-free cake is sure to delight.

Ingredients
3 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate, chopped
3 tablespoons margarine
1 tablespoon espresso powder or instant coffee granules
2 tablespoons hot water
4 eggs, separated
2 egg whites
2/3 cup sugar, divided
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
Thawed fat-free whipped topping (optional)
Fresh raspberries (optional)
Fresh mint leaves (optional)

Directions
Yield: 10 servings
Serving size: 1/10 of cake

1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Grease 9-inch springform pan; line bottom of pan with parchment paper.

2. Melt chocolate and margarine in small heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently; cool. Dissolve espresso powder in hot water in small bowl.

3. Place 6 egg whites in large bowl; set aside. Beat egg yolks in medium bowl with electric mixer at high speed about 5 minutes, or until pale yellow in color. Add 1/3 cup sugar; beat about 4 minutes, or until mixture falls in ribbons from beaters. Slowly beat in melted chocolate mixture and espresso mixture at low speed just until blended. Beat in cocoa and vanilla just until blended.

4. Add salt to egg whites; beat at high speed 2 minutes or until soft peaks form. Beat in remaining 1/3 cup sugar until stiff peaks form. Stir large spoonful of egg whites into chocolate mixture. Fold chocolate mixture into egg whites until almost blended. Spoon batter into prepared pan.

5. Bake 1 hour, or until cake begins to pull away from side of pan. Cool on wire rack 10 minutes; run thin spatula around edge of cake. Carefully remove side of pan. Cool completely. Invert cake; remove bottom of pan and paper from cake. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours. Serve chilled with whipped topping, raspberries and mint, if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 190 calories, Carbohydrates: 26 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 85 mg, Sodium: 240 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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