Today we have the last two reader questions for Lisa and they both are on guilt-free chocolate indulgence!
Q: Any suggestions for super-low-sugar chocolate desserts? I love the taste of chocolate but try to keep my sugar intake to a minimum. Thanks!
A: One of my favorite chocolate desserts that uses a lower (emphasis is on LOWER, but, unfortunately, not super-low) amount of sugar is a flourless (or almost flourless) chocolate cake. Typically, this type of dessert takes and builds its intensity on a not-at-all-shy-amount of good bittersweet chocolate. In CHOCOLATECHOCOLATE there are several permutations of this type of cake, using in the neighborhood of 2/3 cup superfine sugar for an 8 1/2 to 9-inch cake, creating 8 servings (more if the portions are cut smaller). The bonus is that this cake is a breeze to put together and is wonderful served plain (unfrosted), but a little vanilla-stroked whipped cream as a poufy accompaniment is a terribly good foil to the brilliancy of the chocolate.
(Image credits: ChocolateChocolate cover photo and author photo both by Ben Fink. Cover design by Vertigo Design, NYC.)