After reading all the reviews, I took the advice of chef #67656 and used both Splenda (3/4 cup) and Splenda brown (1/4cup), stirring both into the dry flour and cocoa mixture. My addition was a tablespoon of instant coffee crystals to negate any chemical aftertaste. It did the trick! I used 3 egg whites and 1 egg yolk. As did Chef #79888, I whipped the egg whites into a soft meringue then folded them into the batter. Mine was perfectly done after a mere 20 minutes convection bake time. I had no trouble with the cake sticking to the pan even though I just used cooking spray on the bottom. While it was hot, I smeared it with sugar free orange marmalade as a pretend frosting. I was *very* impressed with the results, both in texture and taste! If you did not know, you would never guess that it was essentially fat free. Thanks for posting this recipe! I am sure to use it often!
love this cake.... I've lost 3 stone and wanted something to take the edge off my chocolate fix and found this excellent cake that's quick,easy and full of flavour
I made this yummy cake tonight, it totally satisfied my chocolate craving. I made it a bit different- I whipped the egg whites to soft peaks in my kitchenaid then followed the recipe, adding a tsp of gelatin. I spread the batter in a parchment lined jelly-roll pan and sprinkled the batter with 2 Tbs of chocolate chips. I baked at 330 degrees for 30 mins. After it came out of the oven and cooled, I sliced it length-wise and filled it with a tub of fat free cool whip. YUM! Will definitely make again. ETA: I made these again, still yummy- but if you do cupcakes be sure to spray your papercups with cooking spray or the cakes will stick to the wrapper like glue. Bake for 20 mins for cupcakes. ETA #2- I keep coming back to this recipe- if I could give it 10 stars I would. Its to die when topped with a smear of peanut butter.
I made this yesterday,and it's discusting. Had to cook for 1hr 30ins and was still stodgy and tastes horrible. Have had to throw it away.
If you have to do anything to "negate chemical aftertaste" it tells you that you shouldn't eat this. Chemical anything is bad and that includes artificial sweeteners. You can still make a healthier cake with natural ingredients. Won't be making this ever.
Don't use sour cream and yogurt just use one
I've made a lot of diet dessert recipes, so I'm used to dry cakes and strange chemical tangs. This cake, however, was moist and delicious. The texture was not like traditional chocolate cake - it was spongier and more resilient - but I am a big fan of Korean steamed rice cakes, so I preferred it to the traditional texture. I made a low fat cream cheese icing using Green Mountain Farms' Greek yogurt-cream cheese blend, Splenda, and a little orange zest. My whole family loved it, even though they usually turn their noses up at my diet desserts!
Just about edible. Might be nice if you haven't been allowed anything naughty for a while. Very rubbery texture. I used two whole eggs and think it will probably be better using the four whipped egg whites as my cake is very dense. Bit embarrassed sending this one to the school fete!
Instead of sugar or splenda, I used stevia to lower the sugar content. Also, to make it moist I used chocolate instant pudding! Turned out moist and delicious! Def. making this again!
I made this with just a couple of changes such as vanilla yogart, and 1/4 of brown sugar and added pecan pieces. I also used a pudding whipped cream frosting and served this at a gathering for couples and it was a success! No one knew it was low cal until I told them. I will most def make this again. Especially since my husband is a junkaholic and snack sleeps. This way I don't have to worry about him having a sugar overload in the middle of the night. Thank you for the recipe.