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Rich Chocolate Frosting

Rich Chocolate FrostingSmoother than velvet, this frosting is a perfect topping for chocolate cupcakes.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (0.25 ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin
3/4 cup milk
6 (1-ounce) squares semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions:

  1. Sprinkle gelatin over cold milk in a small saucepan; let stand 1 minute. Cook over low heat, stirring until gelatin dissolves (about 2 minutes). Add chocolate and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate melts. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes.
  2. Combine Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, salt, and chocolate syrup; stir into gelatin mixture. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and let stand 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Beat at high speed with an electric mixer for 5 to 8 minutes or until mixture is spreading consistency. Do not over beat.

Makes 18 servings. Serving Size: 2 tablespoons frosting.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (2 tablespoons): Calories:60; Calories from Fat:30; Total Fat:3.0g; Saturated Fat:2.0g; Cholesterol:0mg; Sodium:40mg; Total Carbs:9g; Dietary Fiber:1g; Sugars:7g; Protein:1g.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at www.splenda.com.