Espresso coffee powder and bittersweet chocolate make this dense cake an extra-rich dessert. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9-inch springform pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In a medium saucepan, stir together sugar, the water, and espresso powder. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves and mixture almost boils. Stir in the chocolate until melted. Remove from heat. Place egg yolks in a small bowl. Gradually stir the chocolate mixture into egg yolks; stir in vanilla (mixture may appear slightly grainy). Set aside.

  • In a medium bowl, stir together the cocoa powder, flour, and baking powder. Stir in chocolate-egg yolk mixture until smooth. In a large bowl, beat egg whites with an electric mixer on medium speed until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Stir a small amount of the beaten egg whites into the chocolate mixture to lighten. Fold chocolate mixture into remaining egg whites. Spread in the prepared pan.

  • Bake about 30 minutes or until the top springs back when lightly touched. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Loosen and remove side of pan. Cool completely. (Cake may fall slightly but evenly during cooling.)

  • To serve, cut cake into wedges. If desired, sprinkle dessert plates with additional cocoa powder. Transfer wedges of cake to dessert plates. Top with whipped topping and berries.

Nutrition Facts

152 calories; 4.8 g total fat; 2.8 g saturated fat; 34 mg cholesterol; 31 mg sodium. 114 mg potassium; 23.7 g carbohydrates; 1.7 g fiber; 17 g sugar; 3.9 g protein; 62 IU vitamin a iu; 3 mg vitamin c; 14 mcg folate; 54 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 8 mg magnesium;