June 12, 2014

Decadent Chocolate Cake


Calories: 162          Protein: 3.7g          Carbohydrates: 26.5g          Total Fat: 6.2g
Saturated Fat: 3.7g          Trans Fat: 0.1g          Cholesterol: 5.9mg
Sodium: 168.6mg         Fiber: 2.5g
Yield: Approx. 12 servings (serving size, one piece)
Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid serving: 1 carbohydrate, 1 fat, 1 sweet

Decadent Chocolate Cake

Decadent Chocolate Cake

Cake Batter
1 ¼ c. whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. kosher salt
2 tsp. Chia seeds
2 Tbsp. water
2 oz. unsweetened dark chocolate
2 Tbsp. butter, unsalted, softened
2 Tbsp. yam, roasted and mashed
¼ c. brown sugar, lightly packed
¼ c. apple sauce, unsweetened
¼ c. honey
1 ½ tsp. vanilla
½ c. plain fat free Greek yogurt
½ c. boiling water
2 Tbsp. Godiva chocolate bar

12 oz. strawberries, sliced thin

Creative addition
2 tsp. Cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray (or wipe with oil) a 9-inch round cake pan and flour lightly. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt together into a bowl and set aside. In a small bowl, mix the chia seeds with water and set aside to gel. Slowly melt the unsweetened dark chocolate and then allow it to cool slightly. Be careful not to allow it to harden. In a large bowl, beat the softened butter with the yams, sugar, applesauce and honey for two minutes. Add the chia gel and beat for an additional two minutes. Beat in the vanilla and then the cooled chocolate. Gradually stir in half the flour mixture and then half the Greek yogurt into the butter/yam/sugar/applesauce/honey/chia mixture. Repeat with the remaining flour mixture and then the remaining Greek yogurt. Slowly and carefully stir in the boiling water. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for about 20 minutes – do not over bake this cake! Test with toothpick – it will come out wet – but not gooey. Cool on a rack for 20 minutes. Remove from pan, cut into 12 pieces. Melt chocolate bar, drizzle over cake. Place on plates and garnish with fresh berries.

Technique: Substituting the yams for butter helps lower the fat!
Taste: Fresh berries naturally add to the sweetness.
Try: The cinnamon creates a nice depth of flavor.
Tip: Chia seeds are an excellent source of dietary fiber and omega-3 fatty acids.

Printable version: Decadent Chocolate Cake recipe

Tags: Dessert, Desserts, Eat Well, Fit & Flavorful, Recipe, Recipes

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