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Old 12-31-2011, 14:28   #21
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I should not have done it, but I clicked on the link to the chocolate cake post. I am having a new years eve party tonight and I really want to make it. That means buying some of these new to me sweeteners once and for all. Only problem is, need it now. Do you all know of any stores that sell erythritol? I googled but all I see are on-line vendors.

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Do you all know of any stores that sell erythritol?
I'd call around to health food stores - it's pretty tough to find on the ground. You could substitute Truvia which is Stevia and erythritol, but I can't vouch for how it would taste. I have a bias against the taste of Stevia but many people love it, and a friend soaked some strawberries in Truvia which she served me once and it was fine. And, the recipe does call for Stevia, it's just that I'm a liquid Spenda+erythritol chick.

Note that I didn't make the frosting, and from someone else's post recently who made it, am glad I didn't. She said next time she'd do just the cake also.

It was moist and yummy. If you make it, do sprinkle some berries about and have whipped cream.

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I found it! We have health store called harmony farms and they have it. I am on my way out the door so it will have close to eight hours to sit. Thanks for the recommendation on skipping the frosting. Do you whip your own cream or buy cool whip?

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Whip my own (only fresh will do! - and you can control the carbs) I use erythritol and a drop or two of liquid splenda to sweeten, and keep it barely sweet so it doesn't cover the sweetness of the cake and berries. And I serve =plenty= of whipped cream on it w/ shaved chocolate.

If you run short of 8 hours, don't worry. Honestly, when I cheated and sliced off a sliver to taste beforehand, I couldn't tell it was beans and it tasted awesome.

The picture is a little confusing. She made the two layers by cutting the cake in half vertically and stacking, not by horizontally slicing it. That threw me off at first, thinking my cake had sunk until I figured it out.

Hope you and they enjoy! You could offer a free bottle of Mumm's champagne to the person who can figure out the major cake ingredient before leaving the table - and be sure you'll never have to pay up

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Wow.....that was an ordeal. I think I have cocoa powder covering ever inch of my kitchen. I will say the bean mixture did not smell good. I am not sure how this is going to turn out. The recipe says to mix the butter and sweeteners until light and fluffy. I never got to what I would define as light and fluffy. The sweetener looked grainy. After I did all the other additions and combinations, I still could see the graininess. It kind of looked like grits floating around in the cake batter. The recipe also said that I should scrape the batter into the pan and slam it on the counter to smooth it out and get rid of bubbles. My was so liquid, there was no need for slammin'.

Just took it out of the oven - I don't see grits anymore and it at least smells like chocolate.

I will update later. Love the idea of guessing the secret ingredient!

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I'm sure it will be fine. I don't recall chocolate all over anything except my face - you didn't start beating all that powder before mixing in did you? Sorta like when I grind coffee and have forgotten to attach the catcher-hopper?

You can sneak a taste before serving, and if you aren't wild about it, you can bury a small piece under lots of berries and cream - that's what I had planned to do if it didn't pan out!

Fingers crossed - and anxious for your Final Report. Have a great evening

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I top a lot of my cakes with 50/50 mix of cream cheese and heavy cream whipped. I use eryth. and splenda to make sweet. I have also added cocoa powder and crushed walnuts to this frosting. Hope it turns out for you.

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