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Richard Leach’s Flourless Chocolate Cake recipe

Rich chocolate cake is the perfect endingto a nice meal. This dense cake is also low in sugar.

Recipe: Richard Leach’s FlourlessChocolate Cake

1 tablespoon cornstarch, sifted
2 teaspoons cocoa powder, sifted
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
3 tablespoons sour cream
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, chopped
2 cups SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated – divideduse
3 egg yolks
1 tablespoon water
5 large egg whites

  • Preheat oven to 250°F (120°C).Butter an 8-inch round cake pan and line bottom with a parchmentpaper cake circle. Set aside.
  • Mix the cornstarch and cocoa powder together.Set aside.
  • Place chocolate, sour cream and butterin the top bowl of a double boiler. Heat over medium heat untilmixture has melted. Stir frequently.
  • Mix 1 cup SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener,egg yolks and water in a medium size bowl using a wire whisk.Whisk until thoroughly mixed.
  • Pour melted chocolate mixture into theegg yolk mixture, gently folding chocolate into the egg yolks.
  • Whip egg whites in an electric mixer untilsoft peaks form. Add the remaining 1 cup SPLENDA® GranulatedSweetener and whisk briefly.
  • Fold 1/3 of the whipped egg whites intothe chocolate mixture until lightly blended. Fold in the blendedcornstarch and cocoa powder. Fold in the remaining whipped eggwhites.
  • Pour cake batter into prepared cake pan.Place the cake pan in a larger baking pan. Pour about 1/2-inchof water into the larger baking pan to create a water bath.
  • Bake in preheated 250°F (120°C)oven for 50 to 60 minutes or until firm.
  • Remove cake from water bath. Cool cakecompletely before removing from the pan.
  • Carefully invert the pan onto a servingplate to unmold.

    Makes 8 servings.
    Preparation Time: 30 Minutes
    Total Time: 1 Hour 20 Minutes

    Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8of recipe): Calories 190 | Calories from Fat 120 | Fat 13g (sat8g) | Cholesterol 90mg | Sodium 40mg | Carbohydrates 14g | Fiber2g | Sugars 10g | Protein 5g

    Recipe courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda®is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable fordiabetics. For more information regarding this product, pleasecall 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at

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