Diabetic Dessert of the Week -Bittersweet Chocolate Torte

June 3, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dessert of the Week | 1 Comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dessert of the Week is a Bittersweet Chocolate Torte. To make this week’s Dessert you’ll be needing Stick Butter, Unsweetened Chocolate, Fat Free Milk, Sugar-Free Apricot Preserves, Instant Coffee Crystals, Egg Yolk, Vanilla Extract, Equal Spoonful, Egg Whites, Cream of Tartar, All Purpose Flour, and Salt. The Torte is 145 calories and 9 carbs per serving. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Bittersweet Chocolate Torte
A rich decadent almost flourless cake for the true chocolate lover, it has 46% fewer calories than a traditional cake.

Recipe Ingredients:
Torte:
6 tablespoons stick butter or margarine
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1/3 cup fat-free milk
1/3 cup sugar-free apricot preserves or apricot spreadable fruit
2 teaspoons instant coffee crystals
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups Equal® Spoonful*
3 large egg whites
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt

Rich Chocolate Glaze:
1 ounce semisweet chocolate
1 tablespoon stick butter or margarine
Optional Garnishes: Whipped topping, fresh raspberries, and/or fresh mint

Cooking Directions:
1 – For Torte, heat 6 tablespoons butter, 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, milk, preserves and coffee crystals in small saucepan, whisking frequently until chocolate is almost melted.
2 – 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.
3 – Lightly grease bottom of an 8-inch round cake pan and line with parchment or waxed paper. 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. Pour cake batter into pan.
4 – Bake in preheated 350°F oven 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Do Not over bake.
5 – 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. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours or until chilled.
6 – For Rich Chocolate Glaze, melt 1 ounce semi-sweet chocolate and 1 tablespoon butter in small saucepan, stirring frequently.
7 – Remove cake from pan and place on serving plate. Pour Rich Chocolate Glaze over top of cake, letting it run down sides. Let cake stand about 1 hour or until glaze is set. Garnish top of cake with prepared whipped topping, fresh raspberries and fresh mint, if desired. Cut cake into wedges.
Makes 12 servings.

*May substitute 36 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): calories 145, protein 3 g, carbohydrate 9 g, fat 12 g, cholesterol 36 mg, sodium 116 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/bittersweet_chocolate_torte_recipe.html

Mocha Swirl Cheesecake

December 24, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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I also have a recipe for a Mocha Swirl Cheesecake to pass along. To make this Cheesecake some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Reduced Fat Cream Cheese, Equal Spoonful, Eggs, Egg Whites, Instant Coffee Crystals, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder and more! Also included is the recipe for the Pie Crust. This recipe is also from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Mocha Swirl Cheesecake
Eye catching dessert of cheesecake with a coffee-chocolate mixture swirled throughout. This cheesecake has 47% fewer calories than the original thanks to Equal® and reduced fat dairy products.

Recipe Ingredients:
Crust:
1 cup chocolate wafer crumbs
1/2 cup chopped pecans or almonds
3 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, melted
3 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful*

Cheesecake:
3 (8-ounce each) packages reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup Equal® Spoonful**
2 large eggs
2 large egg whites
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful***
1 1/4 teaspoons instant coffee crystals
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder

Cooking Directions:
1 – For Crust: Combine chocolate crumbs, pecans, butter and 3 tablespoons Equal®. Press onto bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside while preparing cheesecake.
2 – For Cheesecake: Beat cream cheese and 3/4 cup Equal® in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until smooth and well combined. Mix in eggs, egg whites, cornstarch and salt. Fold in sour cream and vanilla until combined.
3 – Remove 1/2 cup cheesecake batter. Stir in 3 tablespoons Equal®, instant coffee crystals and cocoa until well combined. Pour half of plain batter over crust. Top with 5 spoonfuls of coffee batter. Using tip of knife or spatula, gently swirl coffee batter into cheesecake. Repeat with remaining batters.
4 – Bake in preheated 325°F oven 45 to 50 minutes or until center of cake is almost set. Cool on wire rack. Gently run metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake. Let cheesecake cool completely. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight before serving. To serve, remove side of pan. Cut cake into wedges.
Makes 16 servings.

*May substitute 4 1/2 packets Equal sweetener

**May substitute 18 packets Equal sweetener

***May substitute 4 1/2 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16 of recipe): calories 171, protein 7 g, carbohydrate 9 g, fat 12 g, cholesterol 56 mg, sodium 283 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/mocha_swirl_cheesecake_recipe.html

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