Chocolate-Ginger Cake
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Servings: 16
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins
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Ingredients
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    cooking spray
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    3/4  cup 
    pecans, halves
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    4   ounces 
    baking chocolate, unsweetened, square
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    1/3  cup 
    water
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    1/3  cup 
    canola oil
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    1/4  cup 
    cocoa powder, unsweetened
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    1/4  cup 
    soy flour
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    large eggs
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    2 1/4  cups 
    sugar substitute (sucralose)
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    2   teaspoons 
    ground ginger
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    cream of tartar

Directions
1.
Preheat over to 350 degrees F. Toast pecans in an even layer on a cookie sheet 8 minutes. Cool; coarsely chop the pecans and set aside.
2.
Lower oven to 325 degrees F. Grease bottom of a 10-inch tube pan; line with parchment or waxed paper.
3.
Place chocolate and the water in a microwavable bowl; microwave on high 1 to 2 minutes, until chocolate is melted, checking at 1-minute intervals. Stir until smooth, cool to lukewarm, then stir in oil; set aside.
4.
In a food processor, pulse pecans, cocoa powder, and soy flour until pecans are finely ground. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks with cup sugar substitute on high speed with an electric mixer, until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Stir in melted chocolate, pecan mixture and ginger.
5.
In another large bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar on medium-high speed with an electric mixer, until frothy. Gradually add remaining sugar substitute, beating until stiff peaks form. With a rubber spatula, fold one-third of the meringue into the yolk mixture to lighten; fold in the remaining meringue until just combined.
6.
Pour batter evenly in prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Allow cake to cool 30 minutes before removing from pan.
7.
To remove: Run a knife around the inner and outer rim of cake, place a wire rack or plate over pan, and invert. Remove pan, and peel off paper. Cool completely before cutting.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 185, Fat, total (g) 16, fiber (g) 2, pro. (g) 7, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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