Chocolate Torte

Ingredients for Torte:

* 6 egg whites
* 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
* 1 1/2 cups Splenda
* 1/4 cup slivered almonds
* 1 teaspoon almond extract

Ingredients for Chocolate Cream Filling:

* 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
* 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
* 1/2 cup Splenda
* 1/4 cup Creme de Cacao
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 300°F.

To make Chocolate Cream filling ? Combine Splenda, cocoa, vanilla extract, and cream in a small mixing bowl and beat until thick. Add Creme de Cacao and beat until stiff. Set aside.

To make torte ? Beat egg whites, cream of tartar and almond extract in a large mixing bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually add Splenda. Continue beating until stiff. Spray cookie sheets with PAM. Spread meringue in three 6-inch circles. Bake in preheated oven 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets immediately. Cool.

Place one layer on serving plate. Spread 1/3 of chocolate cream filling on top. Add another layer and spread with 1/3 of filling. Repeat until filling and layers are used. Sprinkle almonds over top. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.

Makes 10 servings. 5.7 grams of net carbohydrate per serving.