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Bittersweet Chocolate Torte


Bittersweet Chocolate Torte


  • 6 tablespoons margarine
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/3 cup skim milk
  • 1/3 cup apricot preserves with NutraSweet® brand sweetener
       or apricot spreadable fruit
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso coffee crystals
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 10-3/4 teaspoons Equal® for Recipes
       or 36 packets Equal® sweetener
       or 1-1/2 cups Equal® Spoonful™
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Rich Chocolate Glaze (optional, recipe follows)

Garnish with light whipped topping, chocolate drizzle and/or raspberries, if desired.

Equal® sweetener can be substituted with other sweetener products. Nutrition contents might be different from those listed below.



  1. Heat margarine, chocolate, milk, apricot preserves, and espresso crystals in small saucepan, whisking frequently, until chocolate is almost melted. Remove pan from heat; continue whisking until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Whisk in egg yolk and vanilla; add Equal®, whisking until smooth.
  2. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar to stiff peaks in large bowl. Fold chocolate mixture into egg whites; fold in combined flour and salt.
  3. Lightly grease bottom of 9-inch round cake pan and line with parchment or baking paper. Pour cake batter into pan. Bake in preheated 350oF oven until cake is just firm when lightly touched, 18 to 20 minutes and toothpick comes out clean (do not overbake). Carefully loosen side of cake from pan with small sharp knife, which will keep cake from cracking as it cools. Cool cake completely in pan on wire rack; refrigerate until chilled, 1 to 2 hours.
  4. Remove cake from pan and place on serving plate. Spread with Rich Chocolate Glaze, if desired.
Yield: Makes 12 servings.


Nutritional Information:
Each serving provides:
amount per serving
Calories 139
Protein 3 g
Total Carbohydrates 11 g
Total Fat 11 g
Cholesterol 18 mg
Sodium 108 mg
Food Exchanges: 1/2 bread, 2 fat
51% calorie reduction from traditional recipe

Rich Chocolate Glaze



  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, cut into small pieces
  • 3-1/2 teaspoons Equal® for Recipes
       or 12 packets Equal® sweetener
       or 1/2 cup Equal® Spoonful™



  1. Heat milk and chocolate in small saucepan, whisking frequently, until almost melted; remove from heat and whisk until chocolate is melted and smooth. Whisk in Equal®.
  2. Cool to room temperature; refrigerate glaze, if necessary, until thickened enough to spread.


Yield: Makes about 1/2 cup.


Nutritional Information:
Calories 30
Protein 1 g
Total Carbohydrates 3 g
Total Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 3 mg
Food Exchanges: 1/2 fat
50% calorie reduction from traditional recipe