Low Carb Rich Chocolate Cake

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This was created by Barb Goldstein from a low carb site. It is very rich and chocolatey and would make a special treat for Valentine's day. The main sweetener is splenda and not sugar, and it contains no flour. If you can spare the carbs, top with whipped cream and berries.

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  • add   3 large eggs
  • add   1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • add   4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
  • add   2 cups Splenda sugar substitute
  • add   1/2 cup butter
  • add   1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375*.
  2. Grease 8" inch round cake pan, and cut 8" parchment or wax paper round to fit inside, grease the top of the paper.
  3. Microwave chocolate and butter on high one minute at a time until melted.
  4. Whisk until smooth, then add vanilla, and set aside to cool for a few minutes.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time and beat well.
  6. Add splenda, incorporating until melted in.
  7. Sift in cocoa powder and mix lightly.
  8. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in the center of the oven for 20 minutes unil a light crust is formed around the edges.
  9. Cool on rack for 5 minutes.
  10. Losen cake around the edges with a knife and invert on serving plate.
  11. Cool completely before serving.
  12. Can top with powdered splenda or whipped cream.