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Yields:
8 servings
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Meal Types:
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Flourless Chocolate Cake

A decadent, guilt free chocolate cake without flour or sugar.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350° F (175° C).
  2. Coat a 9" springform pan with butter-flavored cooking spray.
  3. In bowl of an electric mixer, beat egg whites on high until stiff, glossy peaks form.
  4. Microwave chocolate in microwave-safe bowl on high for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir until smooth.
  5. Scrape into a mixing bowl. Stir in cocoa, nuts, Splenda, sour cream, eggs, and vanilla extract. With a spatula, fold in egg whites.
  6. Spoon batter into prepared pan and gently smooth top. Bake for 30 minutes and cool.
  7. Loosen edges of pan and remove cake. Cake will deflate.
  8. Note: if you'd like, serve warm with low carb ice cream or fresh whipped cream, or simply dust with icing sugar.
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These instructions were so well written! I'd never whipped up egg whites before and they came out perfect. It was very light and fluffy and barely deflated at all. Still, my cake came out needing to be sweeter and I don't have much of a sweet tooth, but it tasted like an 80% cocoa bar. Thank you for the recipe!
10 Mar 10 by member: thimblecricket
Not exactly the Ancient European diet type of food, but it looks very dietetic with the splenda option, and I can eat it with my wheat allergies.
Good! But somehow I think I cooked it a little too much. It was slightly dry. To fix I drizzled some sugar free chocolate syrup. Delish, but definitely will add more splenda next time.
05 Jun 10 by member: TerriQ
Maybe I still have an overactive sweet tooth? This was wayyyy to bitter for my taste. YUK :(
23 Jun 10 by member: m0oo
I have made this before (slightly different recipe) and I found it is delicious, but can be improved by chilling overnight (the texture becomes very stodgy and satisfying) and adding berries, especially raspberries, to the bottom of the pan, before you pour on the cake mixture. The sweet/tart taste cuts really nicely through the bitter chocolate. If you want something a little sweeter, then try soaking some currants or dried apricots in apple juice over night and using them instead of the raspberries. If you do use fruit, then place a plate in the bottom of the oven, as sometimes spring form cake tins can leak.
I made this last night but it came out very dry. I couldn't eat it with out having something to wash it down with. It smelled great while cooking but very disappointed with the taste. I am going to try this recipe again but tweek it a bit to help it retain some moisture.
16 Dec 10 by member: MaryO102607
this was delicious. I used pecans and egg beaters, wonderful
18 Jan 11 by member: kkas
This is really bitter chocolate which my husband loves---agree that the raspberries are necessary and the chilling in the fridge as well plus a dollop of FF cool whip perhaps would help it a bit.
27 Feb 11 by member: jmg1982
No flour? This is awesome! This is genius. A chocolate cake without as many carbs or unhealthy white flour!
30 Jan 12 by member: chantelb
I'd avoid spelenda at the cost of my life its another artificial sweetener that deserves its death promoting properties..Use Stevia or any other "all natural" sweetener to live though many more deserts
30 Jul 12 by member: Alando
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Nutrition summary:

There are 189 calories in 1 serving of Flourless Chocolate Cake.
Calorie break-down: 69% fat, 16% carbs, 15% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
 
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 147
Calories 189
 
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 16.34g 25%
  Saturated Fat 7.374g 37%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 3.741g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 2.092g  
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 60mg 2%
Potassium 135mg  
Total Carbohydrate 8.5g 3%
  Dietary Fiber 3.2g 13%
  Sugars 0.52g  
Protein 7.78g  
 
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 3% Iron 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18
9%
of RDI*
(189 calories)
9% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
 
Carbohydrate (16%)
 
Fat (69%)
 
Protein (15%)
Carbohydrates, 8.5g (16%) Fat, 16.34g (69%) Protein, 7.78g (15%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories


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