A rich decadent almost flourless cake for
the true chocolate lover. It has 46% fewer calories than a traditional
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
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
Whipped topping, fresh raspberries, and/or fresh mint
- For Torte, heat 6 tablespoons butter,
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, milk, preserves and coffee crystals
in small saucepan, whisking frequently until chocolate is almost
- 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.
- 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.
- Bake in preheated 350°F oven 20 to
25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out
clean. Do Not over bake.
- 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.
- For Rich Chocolate Galze, melt 1 ounce
semi-sweet chocolate and 1 tablespoon butter in small saucepan,
- 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
Nutrition Information Per Serving (1/12
of torte): calories 145, protein 3 g, carbohydrate 9 g, fat 12
g, cholesterol 36 mg, sodium 116 mg.
Food Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 2 fat.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy
of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers
for more information on the artificial sweetner Aspartame.