|03-06-2004, 03:49 PM||#1|
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: SE Texas
WOE: Atkins (< 20 carbs)
Start Date: 1/4/2004
Endulgent Chocolate Cake -- Wow!!
TOday was my stepson's birthday. He is lowcarbing too, but none of us could imagine not having a cake on a birthday. It's just part of the whole birthday thing, ya know?
Sooo, I hunted around for a low-carb recipe for cakes. I have a box of Minicarb Zero carb bake mix here, but haven't a clue how to use it, and couldn't find anything but Orange Coconut cake (blech) on the Minicarb site...
So, I went to Atkins and looked at the Endulgent Chocolate cake recipe. For a mere 2.5 carbs per slice (if you're not counting sugar alcohols), it looked like it might work. Expensive -- 8 bars of that buck-fifty Endulge chocolate -- but thought I'd give it a shot anyway. And for 2.5 carbs, I figured I'd go ahead and put a modified chocolate cream cheese frosting on it.
I made the cake per instructions and baked it...
For the frosting, I used 8 oz of cream cheese, 6 tsp granulated Splenda, 1/4 c Torani SF Vanilla syrup (I'd have used a lot more but it was going to be runny if I did!), and 2 tbsp cocoa.
And ohhhh my goodness.... this stuff is SINFUL!! Cut in 8 slices, it's too rich. That's 8 slices of a total of 4 carbs (2.5 for the cake, 1.5 for the frosting) each. It is sooooo rich, and very cakelike in its texture. Next time I'll split it into 16 slices, because of its richness.
If anyone is looking for a birthday or other celebration cake to make, this is the one. It's on the Atkins site under desserts.. on the first page of the desserts.
I definitely recommend this if you don't metabolize sugar alcohols (it has 11 g of maltitol per slice, at 8 slices per cake). You do have to watch portion control, even though it's pretty cheap carb-wise, because sugar alcohols send me to the potty pretty quickly.
Anyway, check it out. I'm definitely impressed. IT won't be a mainstay around here because it's too tempting, but it's nice to have it for celebrations!
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