SparkPeople Advertisers Keep the Site Free

4.3 of 5 (27)
Create a Recipe Makeover

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 132.5
  • Total Fat: 1.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 169.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 30.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.2 g
  • Protein: 5.0 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Guilt Free Chocolate Cake calories by ingredient
Report Inappropriate Recipe

Guilt Free Chocolate Cake

Submitted by: FLOWERDALEJEWEL
Guilt Free Chocolate Cake

Introduction

This is ridiculously low in fat and calories. Generous portions that are very fudgy like a brownie. This is ridiculously low in fat and calories. Generous portions that are very fudgy like a brownie.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    100 grams dates (3 1/2 oz)
    1 cup apple juice
    1/2 tsp baking soda (bi-carbonate of soda)
    1 cup of self raising flour (or 1 cup of cake flour and 1 tsp baking powder)
    1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    4 egg whites
    3/4 cup Splenda
    2 tsp powdered (Icing) sugar

Directions

Place dates, apple juice and baking soda into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Remove from heat, cover and leave to cool. When cool, blend in a food processor until smooth.

Line a 7 - 8 inch (18cm) cake pan with baking paper.

Preheat oven to 335 deg F (179 deg C).

Sift the flour and the cocoa powder into a bowl and stir in the date puree and the vanilla extract.

Beat egg whites until stiff adding Splenda gradually. Fold half the egg whites into the date mixture, then fold in remaining egg whites (if mixture is a little dry add 1 - 2 tblspn of Water or nonfat milk).

Spoon mixture into prepared pan and bake for @35 minutes until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool on a rack and serve, dusted with the 2 tsp of powdered sugar.

NOTE: The date puree replaces the fat content, you could try prunes as a substitute and puree them, the juice could be replaced with another.
If you want to use sugar instead of Splenda use 1/3 cup unpacked Brown Sugar and add another 22 calories to each serve.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user FLOWERDALEJEWEL.






Great Stories from around the Web


Rate This Recipe



Member Ratings For This Recipe


  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    5/5 Great cake, I subsituted mango juice for apple juice and instead of *splenda I used 1/3 c sugar (not to sure I want to be putting *splenda in my body). Great RecipeThanks for sharing! - 2/21/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    good except add 2 tsp expresso powder/instant coffee for more chocolatety taste, much better. - 7/27/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I use diet coke for this; it makes it light and delicious. - 2/15/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    FANTASTIC! I made this for Memorial Day - no one could believe it was "low fat" and all the picky eaters in the family couldn't find the dates! - 5/28/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    this was really quite good. For anyone afraid of the dates just make the recipe, you will never know they are in there - 12/20/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is a Wonderful cake that cures the chocolate craving and toppins with a tsp of smuckers sugar free jelly in flavor of choice and a small tbl spoon of sugar free whip cream for a treat for less than 200 calories a slice. YUmmy!! - 2/25/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is a really good cake. Thanks for posting it. - 6/10/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I just love chocolate. This is just the thing when you want a nice flavor but not an overwhelming sweetness. If I need to bring something to an event, this is a good choice. - 6/10/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made it for a b-day cake. I doubled it for layers and frosted w/ ff cream cheese frosting. No one had a clue! It was delicious. - 10/27/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was great. Chocolatey big slices that didn't taste low fat at all. Thanks for sharing. - 7/25/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I LOVE chocolates but cannot make myself eat the chocolate cake due to my weight loss program. I would definitely try it and something I can eat without feeling bad! - 7/2/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made these a for Valentine's Day (today) but baked them in these bunt shaped cupcake pan. I believe I used about a cup + of the dates (I used a kitchen scale). I tasted one of them and loved it... plus my roommates licked the bowl clean! I'll for sure make this again! - 2/14/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yum, the cocoa was there when I made it!! - 2/10/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have to admit it wasn't as light as I thought it would be but whole family loved it. Dates work perfect! - 1/18/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great cake, would make again!
    I like dates so I didn't puree them, I just cut them up really small. Tasted great and my whole family loved it. - 12/6/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    thank you so much, chocolate is my biggest enemy - 8/5/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    very tasty - 5/26/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yep, this will do me, easy to make and good to eat. Thanks for the recipe. - 5/25/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I wonder if you could substitute some applesauce for the sugar/splenda? - 2/22/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I suppose you could just leave out the dates, but I'd also like to know if anyone could suggest a substitute for the apple juice??? thanks! - 2/12/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I think I'm going to have to try this one.

    FYI Chocolate is made from cocoa beans so the cocoa powder is where the chocolate comes from. - 2/11/08

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • I did some things wrong, but it still came out really great. First, forgot to add the baking soda. I don't know if it was that or that I used egg beaters egg whites. I added walnuts, Craisins (chunky puree) and used Earth Wise berry medley. Wow. I ended up with a berry chocolate cake. LOVE THIS! - 1/8/13

    Reply from FLOWERDALEJEWEL (1/8/13)
    Glad you liked it. The baking soda helps to break down the dates and to make the cake a little lighter. The first time I tried this before I posted it I put the baking soda in at the wrong time, it still turned out OK


    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • From the look of this recipe it is not gluten free but appears on the gluten free recipe section. - 3/1/12

    Reply from FLOWERDALEJEWEL (3/2/12)
    There is nothing to mention Gluten free here, it's Guilt Free!!!


    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • This was so amazing thanks for putting this on there - 2/18/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Maybe I made it wrong. It was very dense and dry. - 12/24/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No