Fat-Free Chocolate Cake

30 Jan

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This holiday season I may have indulged a little too much. So I’ve resolved to get back to yoga and to cut down on my fat intake when it comes to desserts. I have a major sweet tooth, so resisting the chocolate temptations is simply not possible. Instead, I came up with this delicious and relatively easy fat-free and sugar-free chocolate cake. Replacing the sugar with honey serves two purposes: it makes the cake sugar-free, another win, and it adds moisture to the cake, as fat-free cakes can often be dry. So no fear! Chocolate cake can still be in your life.

Fat-Free Chocolate Cake

Yields: One 9″ Layer Cake

Ingredients:

6 egg whites

1 1/2 cups nonfat yoghurt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3/4 cup honey

1 1/2 cups sifted flour

3/4 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350*F

In a stand mixer, beat together the egg whites, yoghurt, vanilla, and honey. In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Blend together the wet and dry ingredients until smooth.

Spray two 9″ cake pans with non-stick cooking spray. Evenly distribute the batter between the two pans.

Bake at 350*F for 20-30 minutes, or until the edges start to pull away from the pan.

Cool completely before frosting.

 

Low-Fat Chocolate Frosting

Ingredients: (enough for one layer cake)

1/2 cup low-fat cream cheese

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1/2 cup honey

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Directions:

In a stand mixer, beat together the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add the honey and vanilla and beat until fully incorporated. Add in the cocoa powder and stir on the lowest speed until combined, then increase the speed to medium-high and beat until smooth.

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