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Chocolate and vanilla is always a winning
3 tablespoons Dutch process cocoa
1 tablespoon SPLENDA® Sugar Blend for Baking
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/2 tablespoons hot water
2 cups sifted cake flour
1/2 cup SPLENDA® Sugar Blend for Baking
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons whipping cream
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
- Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).
Grease and flour a 6-cup Bundt pan or an 8 1/2x4 1/2-inch loaf
pan. Set aside.
- Combine cocoa, 1 tablespoon SPLENDA®
Sugar Blend for Baking, and baking soda; gradually stir in hot
water to form a paste. Set aside.
- Combine flour, SPLENDA® Sugar Blend
for Baking, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Cut
butter into flour mixture with a fork or a pastry blender until
crumbly. (This procedure may be done with a mixer at the lowest
speed. Cover mixing bowl with a clean tea towel to prevent spattering).
- Combine eggs, milk, and vanilla in a small
mixing bowl; add 1/3 of the egg mixture to flour mixture. Beat
at low speed of an electric mixer until blended. Beat at medium
speed for 30 seconds or until batter is smooth, stopping to scrape
down sides of bowl. Repeat procedure 2 times. Set aside half
of the batter. Add cocoa mixture to remaining batter, beating
at low speed until blended. Alternate light and dark batters
by tablespoonfuls into prepared pan. Gently swirl batters with
a knife to create a marble effect.
- Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until a wooden
pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire
rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on a wire rack.
Drizzle with chocolate glaze, if desired.
- Glaze Directions: microwave cream in a
glass measuring cup at HIGH 30 seconds or until hot. Add chocolate
morsels; stir until smooth. Place mixture in a small heavy-duty
zip-top plastic bag. Snip a tiny hole in 1 corner of bag, and
drizzle chocolate over cake.
Makes 12 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12
of recipe): Calories: Calories: Calories: 250; Calories from
Fat: 100; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 60mg;
Sodium: 220mg; Total Carbs: 31g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugars: 12g;
Exchanges Per Serving: 1 1/2 Starches,
Recipe and photograph courtesy of Splenda,
Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that
is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this
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