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Low GI Recipe: Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cake

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March 4, 2009 by Johanna Burani

Low GI Recipe: Flourless Chocolate-Hazelnut Cake

This cake is built around rich and nutty tasting ingredients that melt in your mouth. Empty-calorie, high GI white flour is replaced by fiber-rich, vitamin-and mineral-dense ground hazelnuts. The lasting mouth feel is the result of the primarily unsaturated fat in the nuts.

This cake stands proudly on its own – no frosting or ice cream can add to its most satisfying taste. If you must, try just a slight dusting of powdered sugar on the top of the cake.

Low GI Recipe: Flourless Chocolate Hazelnut Cake
This cake is built around rich and nutty tasting ingredients that melt in your mouth. Empty-calorie, high GI white flour is replaced by fiber-rich, vitamin-and mineral-dense ground hazelnuts. The lasting mouth feel is the result of the primarily unsaturated fat in the nuts. This cake stands proudly on its own – no frosting or ice cream can add to its most satisfying taste. If you must, try just a slight dusting of powdered sugar on the top of the cake.
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Cuisine: Italian
Recipe type: Healthy Dessert
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 3½ cups ground roasted hazelnuts (approx. 13 oz)
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2 tbsp vanilla
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa (approx. 2½ oz)
  • 12 egg whites
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat springform pan with vegetable spray.
  2. Mix hazelnuts, sugar, vanilla and cocoa in a medium sized bowl. Beat egg whites until stiff and dry. Gently fold them into the chocolate nut mixture.
  3. Pour batter into greased pan. Bake 40-50 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool before serving.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1/12 Calories: 334 Fat: 20g Saturated fat: 2g Carbohydrates: 34g Fiber: 5g Protein: 9g Cholesterol: 0mg

 


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Gushers vs Tricklers


"Gushers" are quickly-digested carbohydrates that cause a rapid rise in blood glucose and fuel appetite.

"Tricklers" are slowly-digested carbohydrates that are gradually released into the bloodstream and sustain satiety. These are the good carbs.


Johanna Burani
MS, RD, CDE
Nutrition Works LLC
Morristown, NJ, USA

Expert in individualized, low-glycemic index (low GI) meal planning.

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