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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Wellbeing Thursday

FLOUR LESS CHOCOLATE CAKE

 

 
One thing we need to do for our health is to eat less sugar whether you are a diabetic or not.  Something else that is good for us is to go gluten free.  I think it's just healthier.   I love chocolate and I love cakes - so this seems like a win win recipe.


From Women's Day
Flourless Chocolate Cake

3/4 cup unsalted almonds (or almond flour).
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
3/4 cups sugar substitute - I use NuNaturals
8 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup butter (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
6 large eggs, separated
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup heavy cream
raspberries for serving.

1.  Heat over to 350 degrees.  Coat a 9 inch spring form pan with cooking spray, line the bottom with parchment paper and spray the paper.

2.  Using a food processor, pulse the almonds, salt, and 3 tbsp sugar free substitute until finely ground.  In a bowl microwave the chocolate and butter on high stirring every 20 seconds until beginning to melt, about one minute.  Stir until melted and smooth

3.  Using an electric mixer, beat the egg yolks and remaining 9 tbsp sugar in a large bowl until thick and pale yellow in color.  Beat in the vanilla .  Stir the chocolate mixture until combined, the the nut mixture.

4.  In a second large bowl , beat the eggs whites until stiff peaks form.  Stir1 cup of the whites into he chocolate mixture.  Using a large rubber spatula gently fold in the rest of the whites into the chocolate mixture until there are no white streaks left.  Spread  mixture in the pan and bake the cake has set and is slightly puffed, 30 to 35 minutes.  Let cool before removing.

5 Transfer the cake to a serving plate.  Beat the cream until stiff peaks form.  Put it on top of cake and then add raspberries.


THE LAUGH:




THE LIFT:



Thank you Linda Eller


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32 comments:

Nancy Claeys said...

Chocolate and raspberries -- yummo!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

This looks really good - I love flour less chocolate cake and also have a great recipe for one :-)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I love the laugh and the lift today! Hope your Thursday is a great one!

Shelly said...

Oooh- that recipe looks great! Going to have to try it~

Denise said...

Thanks for the laugh, and delicious recipe.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I just added you on Facebook if that's ok :)

Sandee said...

I'm not much for sweets unless they are pumpkin pie (I have that twice a year) and ice cream. I don't have that very often either. I'm a pasta and bread kind of gal.

Love the laugh. Too many are acting just like that too.

The lift is spot on as usual.

Have a terrific day my friend. Big hugs. ☺

Helen said...

I giggled when I read the words 'gluten free' .. my neighbor and good friend does catering for a few very busy families in Bend. All of the kids have allergies to something, creating the need to use gluten free flour. She made cupcakes this week, I was there when she took them out of the oven ... completely deflated, spilling all over the edges of the tin. What did she do? Scraped them from the pan, pressed them into a 9x13, topped them with something gooey ... creating a delicious dessert everyone could eat!

TexWisGirl said...

i like helen's comment above mine. now i'm hungry!

Parsley said...

Looks good. YUM!

Jemma said...

ooh la la! I am all over this cake-lets have this when we move away and eat lobster!
Sweet Hugs!!
Jemma

Ms. A said...

Tolerance is something I'm really running short on. Maybe next year, although I doubt it.

Lynn said...

That cake looks so good!

Eva Ason said...

That cake looks yummy..chocolate nom nom nom!

jack69 said...

SWEET. Back in town and getting ready for a cousin's funeral. Always enjoy the post.

Love from NC

barbara woods said...

always good

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

No doubt that cake is fabulous!

Say What? said...

I've developed an allergy to artificial sweetener. I've got to re-think a lot of the things I eat.

Cake looks amazing!

Betsy Adams said...

Great 'lift' quote, Sandie... The 'funny' is great too...

I still eat wheat bran (just a little) each day ---which of course has gluten... Doesn't seem to bother me --and I have not found a better alternative for fiber for me--which I definitely need...

Not much into chocolate --but your cake does look good... Thanks!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Sandy said...

The recipe sounds delicious. But what is NuNatrals? I hate artificial sweeteners.
Thanks for the laugh. I used to never miss reading BC.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Yum, I will have to try it! Have a great Thursday dear friend. Debby

Grandma Bonnie said...

I am off to make your recipe. Little Bug is visiting this weekend and he eats gluten and sugar free. Its hard to find a sweet recipe that he can eat. This one is just perfect. Thanks for sharing.

barbara l. hale said...

Good looking cake! Ha, ha...I'll be more tolerant next year, too.

Ginny said...

It is beautiful, and you have done the impossible now. Showed us a beautiful and tasty chocolate cake that is healthy!!

TARYTERRE said...

LOVED the tolerance cartoon. Made me chuckle.

mail4rosey said...

I can't remember the name of that comic strip (it's not Frank & Ernest is it?). I haven't seen it in forever, but that's a good one. :)

Dee said...

I like cake any way you make it...and the tolerant cartoon holds some truth to it for me at times. :)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I heard about that cake too. Was it good?
love
tweedles

Saimi said...

My chocolate loving taste buds are drooling! Thanks for the recipe!

Belle said...

That is the kind of Faith I want! Love the cartoon.

Debbie said...

I just pinned this one! I will be trying it for sure. I need to be more well informed on the gluten free stuff. I don't really know what to eat and what not to where that is concerned.

Susan said...

Hi Sandie...I'm definitely behind. Hope your Thursday was good! Enjoyed the post. Susan