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Author Notes: We all know one indulgence that Mom cannot live without…Chocolate! In honor of Mother’s Day, surprise mom with a dessert that will satisfy her cravings while she stays slim without breaking her diet. —Atkins
- 4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons water
- 3/4 cup granular sugar substitute (sucralose), divided
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 6 large eggs, at room temperature
- Heat oven to 325°F. Grease an 8-inch spring form pan and line the bottom with parchment paper; grease paper and set aside.
- Melt chocolate, butter and water in the top of a double boiler set over simmering water, stirring to combine. Remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl; cool to room temperature. Add ¼ cup of the sugar substitute, the cocoa powder and vanilla extract to chocolate mixture, stirring until combined.
- In a medium bowl, with an electric mixer on medium-high, beat eggs until mixture forms thick ribbons when beater is lifted, about 6 minutes. Reduce speed to medium; gradually add remaining ½ cup sugar substitute and beat until combined, 1 minute. Stir one-third of the egg mixture into the chocolate mixture to lighten. In two additions, fold in remaining egg mixture until well combined.
- Pour batter into prepared pan, smoothing top. Bake until evenly risen and almost set, 40-45 minutes (it will look like a brownie). Cool completely on a wire rack. To serve, run a knife around edge of pan and remove rim. Cut into 12 pieces and serve with whipped cream (optional).