Richard Leach's Flourless Chocolate Cake
Rich chocolate cake is the perfect ending to a nice meal.
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® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener - divided use
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 parchment paper cake circle. Set aside.
- Mix the cornstarch and cocoa powder together. Set aside.
- Place chocolate, sour cream and butter in the top bowl of a double boiler. Heat over medium heat until mixture 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 the egg yolk mixture, gently folding chocolate into the egg yolks.
- Whip egg whites in an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add the remaining 1 cup Splenda® Granulated Sweetener and whisk briefly.
- Fold 1/3 of the whipped egg whites into the chocolate mixture until lightly blended. Fold in the blended cornstarch and cocoa powder. Fold in the remaining whipped egg whites.
- Pour cake batter into prepared cake pan. Place the cake pan in a larger baking pan. Pour about 1/2-inch of water into the larger baking pan to create a water bath.
- Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until firm.
- Remove cake from water bath. Cool cake completely before removing from the pan.
- Carefully invert the pan onto a serving plate to unmold.
Makes 8 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories 190 | Calories from Fat 120 | Fat 13g (sat 8g) | Cholesterol 90mg | Sodium 40mg | Carbohydrates 14g | Fiber 2g | Sugars 10g | Protein 5g.
Recipe courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at www.splenda.com.