RECIPE: Chocolate Cake (light!)

annova914February 18, 2009

I found this cake at, liked the fact that I had all the ingredients & could make it in a 9" round cake pan. It was moist, dense & has very good flavor. I only had 1/4 cup of Hershey's regular cocoa so I added 1/4 cup Hershey's Dutch Process cocoa to it. Didn't have espresso granules (& didn't need it as it turned out :) Alice Medrich is very good at creating light desserts that taste very good. Of course I got carried away and made some buttercream frosting which really made it tasty. Ann

Chocolate Bundt Cake

A 6-cup Bundt pan is smaller than the standard size. You can also use a 9" round cake pan.

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup butter, softened

2 large egg whites

1 large egg

1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk (I use 2%)

2 teaspoons instant espresso granules (didnÂt have)

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350°.

Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients (flour through salt) in a large bowl; stir well with a whisk. Add butter, egg whites, and egg; beat with a mixer at low speed 1 minute. Beat at high speed 1 minute. Add milk, espresso granules, and vanilla; beat 1 minute. Pour batter into a 6-cup Bundt (or 9" cake)pan coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on a wire rack.

Yield: 10 servings (serving size: 1 piece)

source: Light, Jan. 2002 Alice Medrich

CALORIES 192 (28% from fat); FAT 6g (sat 3.5g,mono 1.8g,poly 0.3g); IRON 1.3mg; CHOLESTEROL 34mg; CALCIUM 27mg; CARBOHYDRATE 32.8g; SODIUM 225mg; PROTEIN 4g; FIBER 1.8g

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I'd put a dollop of whipped cram on top. :) Thanks for posting it! Those would be pretty small slices to serve 10, wouldn't they?

    Bookmark   February 21, 2009 at 3:56AM
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Heh you know after I put that buttercream frosting on this "light" cake that the slices were not exactly measured! The thing with Alice Medrich's wonderful "light" creations is that they're delicious and I don't care about the caloric content - it's just very good cake or brownies or whatever and we sure do enjoy them. *But* is possible to be well disciplined and cut oneself a very thin slice :) ~sigh~

    Bookmark   February 21, 2009 at 7:37PM
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