Low-Fat Chocolate Cake With Raspberries

Count on chocolate and raspberries -- both powerful antioxidants -- as delicious weapons against artery plaque formation.

from Cut Your Cholesterol

Quick look

  • prep 15 min    cook 45 min
  • serves 9

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg or 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup nonfat milk or water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • Confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries

    How to make it  60 minutes


  • 1

    Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly spray an 8 x 8 x 2-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Dust with cocoa powder.

  • 2

    In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

  • 3

    In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on low speed, beat together the sugar, applesauce, and egg until smooth. Beat in the milk and vanilla until blended. Add the flour mixture and beat until blended.

  • 4

    Turn the batter into the pan. Bake 40-45 minutes, or until a pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Turn out onto the rack or a serving plate to cool completely.

  • 5

    To serve, melt the jam in a saucepan over low heat. Brush over the top of the cooled cake. Top with raspberries and dust with confectioners’ sugar.

Nutritional Information(per serving)

  • Calories: 256
  • Fat: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 24mg
  • Sodium: 268mg
  • Carbs: 58g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Fiber: 4g

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