Guilt Free Chocolate Cake

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Guilt Free Chocolate Cake

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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

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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.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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