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Guilt-free Chocolate Cake 😍

Guilt-free Chocolate Cake 😍

I love cake. I really love caked. And when it comes to cake I don't think you should compromise, good cake is one of life's little pleasures and I'd normally rather have one fat slice of something naughty in moderation than look for a less naughty alternative.

So when I visited my lovely friend Emmi (and her perfect new baby Bonnie πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ) in Bristol this week, I wasn't entirely eager to taste the 'fat and sugar' free chocolate cake she was knocking up when I arrived - Emmi didn't fill me with hope, something along the lines of 'this will probably be vile' we persevered none the less ...

To our surprise it was really tasty! So although I don't think I'll be giving up on my butter and sugar loaded treats just yet, if you are on a really strict diet (this is a slimming world friendly recipe) and crave something that at least resembles a slice of chocolate spongey loveliness, give this a try ...

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Ingredients - 

6 eggs

3-4 tsp vanilla extract

70g Sugar substitute (I'd recommend Splenda)

60g cocoa powder

2 tbls water

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Method -

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

Spray a loaf tin with some frylite and line with greaseproof baking paper.

Seperate the egg whites from the egg yokes.

Mix the egg whites with an electric whisk until you can form soft peaks.

Mix the other ingredients together in a bowl - Splenda, egg yolks, cocoa and vanilla essence, add water until you have a paste. 

Fold the mixture, quarters at a time, into the egg whites until mixed - it is quite a wet mixture.

Pour into the loaf tin and bake for 25 - 30 minutes.

Serve with a large mug of tea or add some low fat yoghurt.

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