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Recipe: Decadent chocolate cake

Recipe: Decadent chocolate cake

Enjoy dessert without guilt with this healthier chocolate cake.

Limiting the added sugar and fats makes this dessert lower in calories than most chocolate cakes.


Directions

Heat oven to 375 F. Spray a 9-inch round cake pan with cooking spray and flour lightly.

In a large bowl, sift the flour, baking soda and salt together. Set aside. In a small bowl, mix chia seeds with water and set aside to gel.

Slowly melt unsweetened dark chocolate and then allow it to cool slightly. Be careful not to allow it to harden.

In a large bowl, beat butter with yams, brown sugar, applesauce and honey for 2 minutes. Add chia gel and beat for an additional 2 minutes. Beat in vanilla and then chocolate. Gradually stir in half the flour mixture and then half the yogurt. Repeat with the remaining flour mixture and yogurt. Slowly and carefully stir in the boiling water. Pour the batter into cake pan.

Bake for about 20 minutes. Test cake with a toothpick — it should come out wet but not gooey. Do not over bake.

Cool in pan on a rack for 20 minutes. Remove cake from pan and cut into 12 pieces. Melt chocolate bar, drizzle over cake. Place on plates and garnish with strawberries and cinnamon.


Ingredients

For cake:

  • 1 1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 ounces unsweetened dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons roasted mashed yam
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup boiling water

For topping:

  • 2 ounces melted dark chocolate bar
  • 12 ounces strawberries, sliced thin (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon (optional)

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NutrientAnalysis
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Calories150 
Carbohydrate24 g 
Cholesterol6 mg 
Fiber3 g 
Monounsaturatedfat0.5 g 
Potassium 
Protein4 g 
Saturatedfat4 g 
Servingsize1 slice 
Sodium168 mg 
TotalFat6 g 

2015-05-06

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