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Sugar-Free Chocolate Cake with Sugar-Free Cashew Frosting

Posted Feb 18 2009 11:36am
Still with the baked goods, I know, I know. But, I'm on a baking kick right now. You'll understand why soon. Plus, any of you rememberthis post? Yep, I took recipe requests... and, I haven't forgotten about them! I had quite a few requests for (1) a sugar-free cake (and chocolate cake) recipe and (2) a sugar-free (and also soy-free) frosting recipe. Yes, you guys do like to put me to the test - but I enjoy the challenge!

So, here you have a Sugar-Free Chocolate Cake with a Sugar-Free Cashew Frosting!! When I say sugar-free, obviously a sweetener is involved, but in this cake there is NO granulated sugar of any kind. Ditto for the cashew frosting!

As for the draping of chocolate you see... well, I had some chocolate ganache in the fridge, and I just couldn't resist adding it to the slice. It was heavenly! Pure nutty chocolatey gooey sweet sticky indulgence! Alas, the chocolate ganache is not sugar-free, but it gave me the idea to do a cocoa options with the cashew frosting. The next time I test this, I'll try it with the cocoa-cashew frosting version. The cake itself really surprised me. The texture was incredibly moist and satisfying, and while not as sweet as other chocolate cakes, it certainly is sweet enough for a special occasion cake, especially with the frosting combination. I think the cake would also be particularly good with a fruit sauce, like a cherry or strawberry. I'll have to wait for summer for that!

Before I sign off, if any of you remember, and are wondering, about that angel food cake that I agreed to tackle... ugh. I confess... I'm not having much fun testing that one (many a batch tossed in the bin)! So, I'm not making any promises for that just yet! Be back again soon, enjoy the chocolatey pics. :)
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