270 grams Atkins Milk Chocolate bars
2 x tablespoons brandy (optional)
2 x tablespoons of espresso coffee (decaf or regular)
1/2 cup granulated sugar substitute (Natvia or Splenda)
200 grams unsalted butter, room temperature
200 grams ground almonds
6 eggs, separated
Fresh berries to serve
Preheat oven to 160 degrees. Grease and line base of a round 22-26cm spring form cake tin.
Place a pot of simmering water on the stove. Blend Atkins Milk chocolate bars in food processer and place in a stainless steel bowl over the simmering water to melt. Add the brandy (optional) and coffee.
After one minute, add the butter and sugar substitute to the melted mixture and stir well with a wooden spoon.
Remove the bowl / mixture from heat and stir through the ground almonds.
In a separate bowl, whisk egg yolks and to chocolate mixture. In electric mixture whisk egg whites (on there own) to stiff peaks. Spoon ¼ of the egg white mix into the chocolate mixture and fold through. Gently fold the remaining egg whites into the chocolate mixture. Spoon the mixture into the prepared cake tin and bake for 40 – 45 minutes, it will be fudge like in the centre.
Serve with fresh berries and enjoy.
For the first time in years, radio star and doting mum Fifi Box will enjoy a birthday cake that tastes good on her lips without staying on her hips thanks to the chefs at New Atkins.
A reformed sugar junkie, Fifi has plenty to celebrate this birthday (March 5th) and thanks to her complete diet overhaul since beginning the New Atkins program in earnest last May, she's been learning to enjoy -sweet' treats without feeling guilty – or heavy – after the party's over.
To help show her how, the team at New Atkins - the scientifically reformulated original low-carb eating plan - surprised the bubbly presenter at work in Melbourne's Fox FM studio on her big day with a flavour-packed New Atkins Chocolate Endulge birthday cake.
Despite her fair share of sleepless nights as a new mum and early starts with her new breakfast radio slot, Fifi says she's full of energy and feeling fab as she launches into a new birthday year, happier and healthier than ever.
'After finally kicking my sugar habit and improving my health ready for motherhood, I've honestly never felt better. The New Atkins program is simple to follow, the foods are tasty and filling and there are no meals to buy, meetings to attend or weigh-ins to worry about. I've lost a significant amount of weight – and keeping it off– my skin is clearer and I'm delighted to say my days of sugar highs and lows are well and truly behind me.
'Who would have thought I could still enjoy cake and lose weight? It's too good not to share – check out the recipe for yourself!"
Scientifically formulated for safe weight loss, management and lifelong eating, New Atkins is an easy to follow, flexible four-phased program (start at the phase that best suits you) that helps you build a diet around whole foods rich in vitamins and -good carbohydrates' including low sugar fruits, leafy green vegetables, whole grains, nuts, legumes, dairy, good fats, and protein (fish, poultry, red meat and tofu) – while at the same time helping you eliminate -bad', highly processed carbs such as white flour and sugar.
New Atkins is free to follow– although a delicious range of Atkins low carb bars and shakes are available at leading supermarkets and pharmacies as convenient snacks to satisfy 'sweet" cravings. View product range here
And, with a huge collection of recipes and easy to use meal planner – covering breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert - available at atkins.com, planning and cooking meals has never been more fun.