How To Cook With Sour Cream

One of the major benefits of the YourBestBodyNOW Program and several other programs like it is that you can lose weight and meet your fitness and weight loss goals even if you have neither the time nor money to get a personal trainer.

At the same time, if you do ultimately decide to hire trainer at some point, I want to make sure that you are going about it in a way that will bring you the absolute maximum benefit. I wouldn't be a good fitness coach if I did anything less.

There's no doubt that getting a good personal trainer has many benefits, including but no limited to:

- Speeding up the learning curve
- Great source of motivation
- Getting increased results
- Having a training partner to hold you accountable

At the same time, it is a HUGE mistake to simply rely on any old trainer to help you to consistently get the results that you desire. I can't tell you how many people pay tons of money for expensive personal trainers and get little to no results after months and months of working with these people.

To keep as many people as possible from this horrific fate, I've put together a little check list to help you in choosing a trainer that is worth your money, time, and efforts.

1) All trainers are not created equal, so you do the picking

There are a lot of gyms and health clubs who will literally assign you a trainer when you sign up for the 1 on 1 option. Don't fall for this. With the time, effort, and discipline that it takes to get great results for your body---even with a trainer---you want to make sure that you are getting someone that you are going to be both happy and comfortable with.

You will want to meet several trainers, and may even want to ask a couple of them for a trial session to get a feel for their coaching style, depth of knowledge, and motivational skills. It also would not be a bad idea to talk to some of the members of the gym who are already in great shape and ask them which trainer or trainers they think knows what he or she is doing. You'll be surprised at the quality of information that you will get.

2) Don't Listen to a trainer who does not look any better than you do

I literally gasp for air everytime I walk into a gym and see a trainer with a client and noticing that the trainer is in no better---if not worse shape than the person who is paying them to improve their health and physique.

I mean really, do the math on this one. How can someone who has not achieved what you want to accomplish possibly help you how to get there?

You wouldn't take investment advice from someone who was broke; you wouldn't pay for piano lessons from somoene who's tone def; and you certainly wouldn't ask for tutoring from the class dunce and then pay him to do it. So why in the world would you pay someone to help you have the body you want who has not already accomplished it for themself?

3) One Size Does Not Fit All

Just like you tend to wear clothes that compliment your particular body composition, there are numerous aspects of working out and dieting that will cater to making the best out of your very unique body type and its characteristics.

Make sure that whatever trainer you use is not only knowledgeable of this fact but makes it a part of your program to evaluate specifically what should be done to best enhance your body type, not someone else's.

4) Expect the Unmagical

Rome was not built in a day, and neither will your best physique be. It is not what you do in spurts, but what you do consistently or a long period of time that determines what your body will look like and how well it will function.

Hiring a personal trainer may slightly accelerate your results, and will most definitely focus them. Nevertheless, a trainer is not the end-all to your development, and getting what you want out of this will take just as much if not more work than you would have to put out anyway.

Think of your trainer as a guide and a coach---not the silver bullet to Your Best Body in 30 days or less. Just know that as long as you are consistent, your results will gradually take care of themselves.

5) Be a Good Student

Once you've picked a good personal trainer who you feel comfortable with and confident in, LISTEN to them! Make sure to really take advantage of not

only the precious time that you have with them during your workouts but also

to their wealth of knowledge regarding your health and fitness that you can

apply to your life outside of the gym.

Many of the information and techniques that you learn from a good trainer can serve you well for much of your life as you constantly improve your overall health and well being.

Whether you are a fitness newbie, or a seasoned exercise buff looking to take your workout program to the next level, a well selected personal trainer can be a HUGE benefit to the attainment of your fitness goals. Just make sure that you are shrewd in your selection of them and that you sponge all of the good information that you can for yourself. If you truly take on the task of doing it right, I assure you that you won't regret it.

To YourBestBody,

Lawrence Cole
Your Lifestyle and Fitness Coach

how to cook with sour cream

Bicarbonate De Sodio

La deshidratacin ocurre en el momento que el cuerpo pierde ms agua de la que ingiere es decir cuando el balance hdrico es negativo, est desplazado hacia la prdida de agua. Habitualmente se acompaa de alteraciones en el balance de sales minerales o de electrolitos del cuerpo, especialmente de sodio y potasio.
Normalmente, el cuerpo pierde y debe restituir unos 2-2,5 l de agua al da. Respirar, orinar, defecar y sudar provoca prdidas de agua que tienen que reponerse todos los das. Si se pierde agua del torrente sanguneo, el cuerpo podra compensar un poco las prdidas trasladando agua de las clulas a los vasos sanguneos, aunque es una solucin muy a corto plazo. Si el agua perdida no se repone, el cuerpo puede sufrir serias consecuencias.
El cuerpo es capaz de monitorizar la cantidad de agua que precisa para funcionar. El mecanismo de la sed le indica al cuerpo que tiene que beber cuando la cantidad de agua del cuerpo disminuye. Hormonas como la Hormona Anti-Diurtica (HAD), trabajan con el rin para limitar la cantidad de agua que se pierde a travs de la orina cuando el cuerpo tiene que preservar agua. La ingesta y las prdidas de agua son en gran medida variables, pero suelen concordar con una diferencia de menos del 0,1% a lo largo de un tiempo prolongado gracias al control homeosttico. La ingesta y las prdidas de electrolitos tambin estn ntimamente vinculadas, tanto la una con la otra como con el estado de hidratacin.
Si la ingesta y las prdidas de agua y de electrolitos, fundamentalmente de sodio y potasio, no se igualan, puede provocar deshidratacin. Dependiendo de la tasa de prdida de agua con respecto a la de electrolitos, la deshidratacin puede clasificarse como isotnica, hipertnica o hipotnica.
Deshidratacin isotnica
Se determina por una prdida equitativa de agua y de solutos del lquido extracelular, es decir, se pierde agua y sodio en cantidades en las proporciones idnticas, lo que suele ocurrir en casos de vmitos, diarrea o de una ingesta insuficiente. No se produce un intercambio osmtico de agua del espacio intracelular al espacio extracelular. Se trata del tipo de deshidratacin comn en nios pequeos.
Deshidratacin hipertnica
En esta clase de deshidratacion la prdida de agua es mayor a la prdida de sal, es decir, se pierde proporcionalmente ms agua que sodio, lo que puede ocurrir debido a una ingesta de agua insuficiente, a un exceso de sudor, a diuresis osmtica y al consumo de medicamentos diurticos. Se caracteriza por un intercambio osmtico de agua desde el lquido intracelular al lquido extracelular. Esta clase de deshidratacin es ms comn en personas que sufren diabetes, y representa ms o menos de un 10 a un 20% del conjunto de los casos peditricos de deshidratacin con diarrea.
Deshidratacin hipotnica
En este caso se pierde proporcionalmente ms sodio que agua, como ocurre en casos de alta sudoracin o de prdidas de agua gastrointestinales, o siempre que el dficit de agua y de electrolitos se trata slo con reposicin de agua. Se caracteriza por un intercambio osmtico de lquido desde la regin extracelular a la regin intracelular. Tambin ocurre cuando se ingiere demasiada cantidad de agua u otros lquidos sin ningn o con muy poco contenido de sodio. Esta forma de deshidratacin se produce en un 10 - 15% de los casos peditricos de deshidratacin con diarrea. Esta complicacin puede producir la muerte si conlleva una inflamacin que provoca presin en el cerebro (edema cerebral). Este tipo de deshidratacin se conoce como hiponatremia.

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Ingredient Cups

Plastic cups are very convenient and easy to use. They are extremely disposable and portable.

It is a container which holds drinks. They are made from a polymer material that is flexible yet sturdy. They are used in situations where using glass ware is not possible. They sometimes have thermal abilities to keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot. Some are only appropriate for holding cool or cold beverages because they will melt under the heat of hot beverages. They are not that durable and are only meant to be used one time. They cannot be used in the microwave to heat liquids because they will melt and plastic cups cannot usually tolerate the heat associated with the dishwasher, they will melt in that environment as well.

They are generally used for social gatherings where there are many people or few people but using glassware is impractical. The impractical use of glassware may be relative to the location of the gathering, like at the beach or other outdoor venue or the sheer number of attendees at the gathering may make using glassware not a sensible option. They are also used by some night clubs that get very crowded to prevent glass from being dropped and breaking.

They have environmental indications as do the paper cups. They have larger replaced paper cups which was the first disposable option for cups. There is no clear difference between the two options. Both are recyclable yet both end up in the landfills.

Plastic cups are a great disposable option for parties and other gatherings where using glassware is just not practical they are relatively inexpensive around a few cents each when bought in packs of twenty or more.

They do wind up in the landfills and the recyclable life of them is not that long but they can be recycled.

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Dry Milk Recipe

Ingredients for mushrooms in vodka batter

This made enough for five mushrooms each, which makes it a lovely dinner for two. The amounts are easy to adjust for more servings.
  • 8oz button mushrooms
  • cup vodka
  • cup plain flour - plus a little extra for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tomatoes
  • Fresh basil to garnish

Prepare the mushrooms first

Mushrooms being prepared

Clean the mushrooms thoroughly. The mushrooms will be shallow-fried and turned during cooking so it's important that they will lie flat in the pan. Be sure to cut the stalks so that the mushrooms will have a secure base when they are sitting on the stalk side in the pan. Place the mushrooms on their tops and if necessary. cut a small slice from the top if they don't sit flat. This helps to reduce the time they need in the oil so less oil will be absorbed.

Put about half a cup of water into a medium pan and bring to the boil. Add the mushrooms then turn down the heat so that they simmer gently. They only need to cook for a couple of minutes during which time you can prepare the quick and simple batter.

Make the batter

Make the vodka batter

It's hard to believe that these three ingredients can make such a fabulous batter. Heston Blumenthal's version was a bit too tricky - it included lager in addition to vodka, plus honey, and is then put into a soda syphon ... this was just a bit much for me, I have to admit. When recipes start talking about sugar thermometers and other specialist equipment, I look for an easier way. Heston uses the soda syphon to add lightness to the batter. Baking powder has a similar, but simpler, effect.


This is so easy. You could use a mixer but it's not necessary. Sieve the flour and baking powder into a bowl. I like to hold the sieve several inches above the bowl because this adds air; another way to ensure a light batter. Pour in the vodka, and whisk with a fork until it's smooth.

Drain & dry

Drain the mushrooms. Pat them dry using paper towel - there's no need to get them bone dry, just remove the obvious moisture. Put the extra flour into a bowl and add the mushrooms. The flour will adhere to the mushrooms and it makes the batter stick well. Shake off any excess flour. The mushrooms don't have to be completely coated.

Slice the tomatoes to serve with the mushrooms. I don't add any dressing because the mushrooms will be cooked in oil and simple sliced tomatoes are refreshing to the palate.

Heat olive oil in a skillet - frying pan. There needs to be about a quarter of an inch of oil in the pan. Add the mushrooms to the batter. When the oil is hot, add the mushrooms one by one. (You can test this by adding a drop of batter first. If it turns golden, the oil is ready). The batter will cook quickly so as soon as you've added the last mushroom it will be time to turn the first. Place a sheet of paper towel into the sieve and put the cooked mushrooms in there so that the oil can be absorbed.


Serve the mushrooms in vodka batter with sliced tomato and basil

Serve the mushrooms with the sliced tomato garnished with fresh basil leaves. Delicious!

Further reading - cooking with mushrooms

I've always thought that the mushroom is the vegetarian's 'meat'. When I want to make a dish that emulates meat, like my Mushroom and Guinness Pie, I don't use fake, vegetarian products, I use mushrooms instead. Here is a selection of recipe books with some incredible mushroom recipes and ideas.
Mushroom Cookbook: Recipes for White & Exotic Varieties Mushroom Cookbook: Recipe...
The Mushroom Lover's Mushroom Cookbook and Primer The Mushroom Lover's Mush...
The Complete Mushroom Book: Savory Recipes for Wild and Cultivated Varieties The Complete Mushroom Boo...
The Mushroom Recipe Cookbook: A superb collection of 60 recipes using wild and cultivated mushrooms shown in over 350 photographs The Mushroom Recipe Cookb...
Forks Over Knives - The Cookbook: Over 300 Recipes for Plant-Based Eating All Through the Year Forks Over Knives - The C...

Frying the easy way

When I was a child, my mum had a highly dangerous 'chip pan' This was a regular pan that was always full of oil and had a elderly, twisted wire basket. Goodness knows how many times that thing caught on fire. Today's fat fryers are completely different though. They are self-contained and much safer and the Presto range in particular gets rave reviews.
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Photography credits

All photograph me.

Alcohol note

I have been asked about the alcohol content of this dish. Please note that the alcohol evaporates when the mushrooms are fried - the finished dish is NOT alcoholic! You can safely serve this dish to children and people who don't touch alcohol. In addition, there is no flavor of the vodka, it is there solely to make the batter delicious.

Step by step instructions with photographs

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Simple Gluten Free Dinner Ideas

No matter how busy your day is, it should always end with a satisfying dinner at home. Of course, coming up with family dinner ideas amid a busy week of work, school and family isn't always easy. And it shouldn't be something that adds more stress to an already hectic week, although the reality is that often it does! That is, until now. Keep your weekly dinner plans simple by planning ahead. Its super easy once you get into the rhythm of a routine, as each week you can rely on your favorite recipes using fresh ingredients.

Here are a few simple dinner ideas that will help you to plan your weekly grocery shopping, and get you started on some easy family dinner menus. After all, the less time you spend on meal prep, the more time you have to spend with the people and things you love most.

Creamy Pasta Pomodoro: Use fresh tomatoes, basil and olive oil to complement your favorite pasta. It's an incredibly simple family dinner idea, but the recipe is always a crowd pleaser and never disappoints when a dose of comfort food, with a twist, is the only thing that will do.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Mexican-Style Rice & Bean Burritos: Give a new life to leftover turkey breast or ground turkey by adding cayenne pepper, taco seasoning, a bit of garlic, and filling a whole wheat or corn tortilla with it. Top with shredded cheddar, salsa, fresh avocado slices and a spoonful of sour cream for a quick and easy family dinner.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Beef Stew: Keep your health in check with a hearty bowl of this protein-rich stew, packed with fresh veggies and a healthy dose of flavorful garlic. Serve your family this simple stew with some savory mashed potatoes or a crispy, baked sweet potato.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 85 minutes

Smokey Mac & Cheese Pasta: With this easy dinner recipe, combine some of your family's most favorite flavors in one simple dish. Use bacon and rotisserie chicken to add some depth to the tried and tested original, creamy macaroni and cheese.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Chicken Caprese: When you're in the mood for Italian flavors but hoping to bypass the pasta, this quick family dinner idea is a great bet for a simple, meal. Perfectly browned chicken breast topped with some fresh mozzarella, basil leaves and tangy diced tomatoes packs a ton of flavor, all while delivering protein and to help you keep up the pace during another busy week.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

So, with such easy and quick dinner ideas anybody would love to have their meal at home only. These recipes are not just quick and easy to make but they are super scrumptious too that you will never miss your dinner with your loved ones ever.

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How Can I Make Baking Powder

In many situations a company will require a bespoke powder coating plant using powder coating equipment can make a painting job, quicker, easier and more environmentally friendly.If you were to paint a metal item normally, using wet paint, you are adding solvents to the object. This is because wet paint uses these solvents to make the paint stick to the object. However, if you use a powder coating plant the paint solids are sprayed directly onto the object in a powder form. This sticks to the object using an electrostatic charge which is applied to the powder during the spray.Once the object has been sprayed using the plant the powdered paint needs to be heated in an oven at around 200 degrees centigrade so the powder melts to form a durable and resistant coating that is smooth and flawless.Using Powder coating equipment creates a much better finish as the powder is fused onto the object, this gives it a sealed skin around the object that is scratch resistant and minimises the corrosion risk. Unlike wet paint, where any additional paint used is just put down as usage, excess spray powders can be collected and used again, this can save you money and is much better for the environment. Also using electrostatic to apply the powder means it is very easy to collect for re use or just to clean up after use, with wet paint you need cleaners and solvents to clean up any mess caused by the paint. A powder coating plant is much more environment friendly as it does not use any solvents, this makes it safer to use in any enclosed environments like a warehouse or office and complies with all environmental legislations in power and proposed for the future. A powder coating plant and using powder coating equipment can also save you a lot of money as you do not need to use primers, multiple coats of paint, labour and you can re use any waste and the job is done relatively quickly needing only one coat in most cases. AWR Plant has many options for Powder coating equipment from new and used box ovens to helping you find the right solution for your business.

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What Are The Ingredients To Make Cookies

With gourmet cookies, you will want to find the best and most delicious assortments available. What makes the greatest gourmet cookies will be the ingredients, hands down. They are not like commercial cookies that you can buy at the grocery store, though some gourmet cookies can be sold at local Co-op markets, farmers markets, and specialty shops and through online gourmet companies. In order to know what makes the best gourmet cookie, you should first know how they are made and how to order the best ones online.

How Gourmet Cookies are Made

The best gourmet cookies are usually baked using just the right temperature and at a slower pace. This is why most of them are simply fantastic to the taste buds. The slower bake time allows each one to retain their wonderful flavor as well as the smell. With temperature control, cooking time is monitored so that every cookie in the batch will have a golden brown color.

Gourmet cookies are made from the freshest ingredients and are often more expensive than typical packages that are bought from super markets. Flour is of upmost quality, chocolate is used from some of the worlds leading producers of cocoa and nuts come from areas around the world and in countries that produce delicious nuts. Some chefs and bakers will use organic flour, or flour that has improved physical and nutritional properties without having to use chemicals. The best thing about these is that they do not contain preservatives.

To begin with making the best in gourmet cookies, you should know that they begin with using fresh ingredients and are generally handmade. Bakers around the world will knead their dough; chop nuts and add toppings such as fruit and fruit preserve. They are handmade using attention to detail which allows each cookie to be unique from the next since they are not commercially made.

How to Order the Best Gourmet Cookies Online

The best thing about getting delicious gourmet cookies is that you do not even have to leave the house since you can order online and receive them in the mail. Ordering online is easy and convenient but be careful when choosing which website to go with. First of all, only order them from reputable and legitimate online companies and read through reviews posted by previous buyers.

You should also make sure that when you order your gourmet cookies online that the site guarantees that the product gets to your home on time. Usually, you will want the cookies delivered within a day or two at the most. This ensures that your order will still be fresh and maintain their delicious taste. Depending on where you are located, when you place your order online, you can eat them or give them away. Also make sure that the company that you order from has specific packaging during summer months to ensure that when you buy cookies online, they will come guaranteed with freshness.

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Is White Flour Wheat Free

No matter what you have read in the past, the difference between whole wheat flour and refined flour isnt all that dramatic (it's one of the reasons I recommend a wheat free diet). Whole wheat flour has already been refined, and when it is needed for use, bran is added back in to replace what was removed.

Bran is removed initially because flour stores better without it. But a wheat free diet is one of the best moves you can make if you want to achieve health and weight loss. Here are 5

1) Refined Grains Elevate Blood Sugar

One of the biggest causes behind weight gain is the insulin response caused by foods with a low glycemic index. Wheat based bread is very quickly converted to sugars in the body the process begins in the mouth.

As soon as all that sugar hits the bloodstream, the pancreas responds by releasing insulin to clear the sugars, storing them as fat. This can cause a sugar crash, resulting in hunger, leading you to eat again, repeating the cycle.

2) The Right Carbohydrates are Essential

Your body needs carbohydrates for energy. The type of carbohydrates you eat, however, can improve your health, or cause your health to deteriorate. Eating fruits and vegetables which contain a lot of healthy fiber will help you to digest effectively while providing plenty of nutrition.

Including whole grains which are gluten free, especially after a good workout, will help you develop a lean, muscular body. Refined grains, especially wheat, will do the opposite.

3) Decrease you Risk of Disease

Many of the most common modern diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol are a result of our high wheat diet.
Of course it isnt just wheat that causes these problems, all refined grains and sugars lead to ill health.

When you take these same grains and sprout them before you turn them in to bread products, though, you bypass many of the problems associated with refined foods. Sprouting the grains increases their nutritive value dramatically and eliminates phytic acid, a mineral blocker. You can find many healthy products made of sprouted grains, both with and without wheat.

Avoiding High Glycemic Index Foods

You hear a lot about the glycemic index of foods. This magical number relates how quickly the carbohydrates you eat enter your blood stream. Some of this can be controlled by eating protein with your carbs. The rest is a function of how quickly the food is broken down into sugars.

Carbohydrates with a lot of fiber break down more slowly, those with little fiber, such as wheat, break down rapidly. Research indicates a direct correlation between eating lots of high glycemic index foods and weight gain.

Making the Change

It isnt all that hard to make the change any more. Health food stores stock many gluten-free products, and just by sticking to those you can avoid wheat.

That said; you dont want to substitute refined wheat for other products that are loaded with chemicals, sugars and soy. The best choices remain whole grains, plenty of fruits and vegetables, the right types of protein and plenty of water.

In just 4-6 weeks your body will have purged all traces of gluten. If your medical issues were caused specifically by gluten you will have solved the problem.

If your goals have been diet related, keep bread and other wheat products as a rare treat, and enjoy the new, healthier you.

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Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe Easy With Flour

A lot of people think peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are healthy snacks. Nonetheless, whenever examining list of ingredients on jelly, peanut butter and bread an individual will discover processed sugar, hydrogenated oil and refined flour are used. When eaten over and over all these items bring about excess weight. An appropriate healthy weight loss diet plan involves minimizing consumption of foods containing hydrogenated oil, refined sugar and processed flour.

An excellent alternative is sugar free Jell-o and pudding. Pudding and Jell-o contain hardly any calories plus absolutely no sugar. Additionally, people might want to include fresh fruit which will make this snack food more nutritious.

Another nourishing snack will be a mix having raw nuts, raw seeds and dried fruit. Individuals might choose to create this healthy mixture themselves. Whenever this trail mix is purchased from a store the mixture generally includes hydrogenated oil, roasted seeds and roasted nuts. These ingredients are not nutritious and promote extra fat.

Nuts and seeds supply dietary protein and healthy fats. Excellent nuts for this mixture include walnuts, pecans, Brazil nuts and almonds. Wonderful seeds for the trail mix are sunflower, sesame or pumpkin. Each of these items assist with dropping unwanted pounds. Though, once nuts and seeds are roasted some of their nutrition is lost. Also, when cooked healthy fats in seeds and nuts turn to toxic fat which is dangerous for a human body. Consequently whenever making this trail mix raw nuts and seeds should be utilized.

Dehydrated or dried fruits will make fantastic snack foods because dried fruits are simple to tote around plus store well. Great dehydrated or dried fruit for this trail mix are strawberries, raisins or cranberries. Nevertheless, a person will need to not forget caloric count of dried or dehydrated fruit is approximately twice that of the fresh version. Whenever following a healthy weight loss diet plan an individual should watch calorie intake as well as food products consumed to reduce excess weight effectively.

Do not forget, this trail mix is a nutritious snack food not a main meal therefore ought to be consumed moderately. Seeds and nuts have lots of fat. Dried or dehydrated foods provide two times the number of calorie content. So, when wanting to decrease fat, make this nutritionally sound mix but eat this snack in small amounts.

A person may discover making better choices is necessary for dropping pounds. Selecting healthy snack foods sometimes is challenging. Examining food packaging labels helps. A healthy weight loss diet plan includes decreasing consumption of snack foods containing hydrogenated oil, refined sugar and processed flour in addition to consuming more nutritious snack foods including dried fruit, raw seeds and sugar free pudding.

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Gluten Free Flour Substitute For Cake

Rich and Sweet Chcolate Cake

Sugar and Gluten Free!

  • Serves: 16
  • Prep Time: About 30- 40 Minutes
  • Total Time: About an Hour


  • 6 oz unsweetened chocolate baking bar
  • 6 eggs
  • 2/3 cups Erythritol
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons warm water


Preheat your oven to 350. Grease two 8-or 9-inch round cake pans.
Unwrap the chocolate baking bar and place it on a cutting board. Then chop it into large chuncks with a butter knife. Pour the chocolate pieces into a small pot or metal bowl. Place the bowl on top of a pot filled with water. This is a called a double boiler. Melt, and ocassionally stir, the chocolate over hot, but not boling water until it is all melted and smooth. ( I have posted a video on how to do a double boiler below)
Remove the chocolate from heat and set aside.

Next, separate the egg whites from the egg yolks and place them each in separate bowls. In a large mixing bowl whip the egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. With the electric mixer still running gradually add a 1/3 cup of the Erythritol. Turn the mixer up to high and continue beating until stiff peaks form. (the meringue should be shiny)

In a large bowl whip the egg yolks, the salt and the second 1/3 cup of Erythritol together until thick and lemon-colored. Slowly add the 6 oz of melted chocolate, the vanilla and the warm water to it and whisk it all together until well blended. With a spatula, gently fold about a 1/4 of the meringue into the chocolate batter.
Carefully, but throughly fold in the remaining meringue until no more streaks remain.

Divide the batter evenly between the two pans and place them in the pre-heated oven. Bake on the center oven rack for exactly 25 minutes. Do Not Overbake!

When the cakes are done baking turn the oven off and leave them in the oven with the door shut for 5 minutes. When the 5 minutes are up take them out of the oven and place them on wire racks until completely cooled. When the cakes are cooled frost them with my frosting recipe below.

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Chocolate Cream Frosting

This frosting is also sugar and gluten free!

  • Prep Time: About 10 minutes


  • 2 cups (1 pint) heavy whipping cream
  • 4 oz unsweetened chocolate bar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 12-14 drops liquid Sweet-N-Low


In a double boiler melt the chocolate until smooth. Set aside.
In a large bowl whip the cream with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gently fold in the melted chocolate, vanilla and Sweet-N-Low with a spatula. Frost the top of each cake with this frosting and store the cakes in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve them. Serve and Garnish the pieces of cake with fresh berries if desired. Enjoy!

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Grease and Flour the Pans

Chop Up the Chocolate

Melt the Chocolate in a Double-Boiler

Separate the Egg Whites from the Yolks

Whisk the Egg Yolks, Salt, and Erythritol together

Beat the Egg Whites Until Light and Fluffy

Pour the Chocolate into the Egg Yolks

Whisk the Chocolate and Egg Mixture Together

Fold in the Egg Whites

Pour the Batter into the Pans and Bake Your Cake

The Finished, Frosted, Cake!

A Video of How to Melt Chocolate in a Double-Boiler

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Melting chocolate in a double boiler allows the chocolate to melt slowly over indirect heat, so that it is less likely to seize. Follow these steps to melt chocolate in a double boiler.

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The Best Sugar-Substitiute for Baking Ever!~Erythritol

Erythritol is how this Chocolate cake is sweetened since it is a sugar-free cake. What exactly is Erythritol? According to Wikipedia it is a sugar alcohol naturally found in some fruits and vegetables. It does not raise blood sugar levels, does not contribute to tooth decay, and it tastes almost as sweet as granulated sugar. As you can see it's benefits for sugar-free baking are many!
My sister uses this amazing sweetener in many of her sugar-free desserts with excellent and pleasing results. I encourage you to try this great sweetener today! You can purchase it for yourself here on Amazon. Just click on the picture for details.
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Information About Erythritol on Wikipedia
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