This health-conscious makeover of a classic Tiramisu dessert uses silken tofu instead of mascarpone cheese, contains no alcohol, and is served in shot glasses for smaller portions. It's a lower-fat dessert that's simple to make, tastes delicious, and wins big points for presentation. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • Place chocolate in a food processor. Cover and process until finely chopped. Add tofu, 1/4 cup of the cooled espresso, the sugar, lemon juice, and salt. Cover and process until nearly smooth.

  • Place a piece of angel food cake in the bottom of each of 12 shot glasses (or demitasse cups), pressing lightly. Drizzle the remaining 2 tablespoons cooled espresso evenly over each cake piece (about 1/2 teaspoon espresso in each glass). Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the tofu mixture over each cake piece. Top each with remaining cake pieces. Spoon the remaining tofu mixture over each.

  • Place the glasses on a tray. Cover with plastic wrap. Chill for 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.

  • To serve, lightly sift cocoa powder over the mixture in the glasses and top each with an espresso bean.


Tip: If using a sugar substitute, we recommend Splenda Granular or Sweet 'N Low bulk or packets. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 1/4 cup sugar. Nutrition Per Serving: same as below, except 61 cal., 8 g carb., 5 g sugar. Exchanges: .5 other carb. Carb Choices: .5.

Nutrition Facts

75 calories; total fat 1.8g 3% DV; saturated fat 0.3g; cholesterolmg; sodium 106mg 4% DV; potassium 76mg 2% DV; carbohydrates 12g 4% DV; fiber 0.4g 2% DV; sugar 9g; protein 2.9g 6% DV; exchange other carbs 1; vitamin a iuIU; vitamin cmg; folate 5mcg; calcium 24mg; ironmg; magnesium 11mg.