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You won't believe that there are just 70 calories in one slice of this light, airy cake -- and with no sugar at all! Serve at your next dinner party, trust me, no one will know the difference.

Makes 8 servings


• ¾ cup whole wheat pastry flour
• 1½ cups sugar substitute
• ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
• 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
• 1½ cups egg whites (from about 10 eggs)
• ¼ teaspoon salt
• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 10" angel food cake pan with parchment paper or coat with cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl, sift the flour, sugar substitute, cocoa powder, and coffee three times. Set aside.

3. In a large metal bowl, beat the egg whites with the salt on high speed until they become stiff but not lumpy, 4 to 6 minutes. They should cling firmly to the side of the bowl when tilted. Add the vanilla, but do not mix.

4. With a spatula, gently fold one-third of the egg whites into the flour mixture. Repeat twice until all the egg whites are just combined, but not deflated.

5. Gently spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake until the cake springs back when touched, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and invert the pan onto its feet or the neck of a wine bottle. Let cool completely.

6. Gently run a long knife between the cake and the outer rim of the pan, pressing it firmly against the pan to prevent tearing the cake. Run the knife or a skewer around the inside of the tube. Invert the pan and remove the cake.

Per Serving
70 calories, 7 g protein, 15 g carbohydrate, 0 g total sugar, 0 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 144 mg sodium, 2 g fiber
Exchange: 1 starch

Reprinted from: Joy Bauer's Food Cures: Treat Common Health Concerns, Look Younger & Live Longer by Joy Bauer, MS, RD, CDN with Carol Svec. Copyright © 2007 Joy Bauer, MS, RD, CDN.  Permission granted by Rodale, Inc., Emmaus, PA 18098. Available wherever books are sold or directly from the publisher by calling at (800) 848-4735.


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