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Rich Chocolate Snack Cake Recipe
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Rich Chocolate Snack Cake Recipe

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"You'd never guess this rich-tasting delicious chocolate dessert is much lighter than a traditional cake or brownie," says Carolyn Wolbers of Loveland, Ohio. "The applesauce adds moisture and helps reduce the fat."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs plus 2 egg whites
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups frozen vanilla yogurt

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 wedge with 1/2 cup frozen yogurt) equals 290 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 177 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, beat eggs and egg whites. Add the applesauce, oil, chocolate and vanilla; mix well. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to egg mixture just until combined.
  2. Pour into a 9-in. springform pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan; remove sides of pan. Cut into wedges; serve with frozen yogurt. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Snack Cake in Light & Tasty April/May 2001, p55

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 wedge with 1/2 cup frozen yogurt) equals 290 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 177 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 fat.

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