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rosethorns 01-30-2013 10:14 AM

Comparing 3 min chocolate cake.......
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I made the 3 minute chocolate cake and wanted to compare. One the way it is written.

3 minute chocolate cake
Ingredients -
1/4C Almond flour 2 carbs
1 T Cocoa Power 1
1/4 t Baking Power 0
5 packets of Splenda 5

2 T Melted Butter 0
1 T Water 0
1 Egg 0.6

In a 2 Cup Pyrex measuring cup...yeah, I made it in a the glass measuring cup, blend all dry ingredients. Add water, melted butter and egg...mix throughly. Cover with plastic wrap (To vent, cut small slit in center of plastic wrap.) Microwave on high for 1 minute (I microwaved for 1 minute 10 seconds...you need to adjust as you think is right) Cool a bit, eat warm with whipped cream or cool completely to ice cake. This could serve at least 2 people, maybe three. When this comes out of the microwave, it looks a bit wet but drys as it cools. Cake without icing is 8.6 carbs. I used Erythritol (1.8 carbs total) instead of the Splenda to bring down the carb count and it turned out fine. The person who sent it to me frosted it with a combination of Twist and Cream Cheese mixed together.
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Then I made the same recipe and added 1/4 tsp. of glucomannan and got these.I noticed when I add the gluc I need to add more chocolate cocoa.

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I made them in my cake pop maker.

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The difference is amazing.

rosethorns 01-30-2013 10:18 AM

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I forgot the cake pop maker pic.

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These are on clearance everywhere.

shunsweets 01-30-2013 03:46 PM

So which one tasted better? Thanks for the experiment. Going to look for one of those cake pop makers!

rosethorns 01-30-2013 04:15 PM

Well you know how some taste spony. The one with the glocomannan taste just devils food cake, yes better. It's does need more chocolate.

slbbw 01-30-2013 04:33 PM

So the glucomannan made it puff up like that? I think that's a pretty interesting discovery. I'm going to start plopping in small amts in some of these lc baking recipes.


Low Carb Librarian 01-30-2013 05:37 PM


rosethorns 01-30-2013 05:55 PM

Sharon when you do, up your flavorings.

slbbw 01-30-2013 08:21 PM

Will do. Thanks, :)

THELOU 01-31-2013 01:17 AM

How long did you bake them in the pop maker?

Nikki2777 01-31-2013 06:05 AM

I, too, would like to know how long in the cake pop maker?


rosethorns 01-31-2013 06:45 AM

I'm not really sure because I didn't time them.

lterry913 01-31-2013 05:48 PM

Can xanthum be used instead of glucomannan...and how much is added per 1/4 cup of almond meal?

rosethorns 01-31-2013 06:47 PM

Give it a try and let us know how it goes. I don't know how much it would be.

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