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Chocolate Cake

Attention, chocolate lovers! This scrumptious cake proves that less fat does not mean less chocolate flavour. Try it yourself and belive it.

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Chocolate Cake

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Health Check
Apple sauce makes a moister cake with less sugar
Omit icing and serve with berries to further reduce fat and sugar

preparation & cooking time
Preparation Time
20 minutes
Baking Time
35 minutes

preparation & cooking time
Recipe Makes 12 slices
¼ cup mono or polyunsaturated margarine
¼ cup tightly packed brown sugar
¼ cup apple sauce
1 60 g egg, lightly beaten
1 cups buttermilk
1½ cups self-raising flour
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
8 teaspoons corn syrup
4 teaspoons cocoa
1 cup icing sugar, sifted
½ teaspoon vanilla flavouring

preparation & cooking time
Preparation & Baking
Preheat oven to 180. Line a 23cm round cake tin with non-stick baking paper and spray with vegetable oil cooking spray.
Place margarine and brown sugar in a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add apple sauce, egg and buttermilk. Mix well.
Sift flour, bicarbonate of soda and cocoa together, onto a sheet of greaseproof paper. Add to buttermilk and fold in.
Place mixture in prepared tin; spread level with a spatula. Bake for 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted in centre of cake comes out clean. Cool in tin on a cooling rack for 15 minutes; turn out onto rack and cool completely.
Icing: combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Stir over a low heat, until smoothly combined. Pour warm icing over cake; stand for 30 minutes before serving.

preparation & cooking time
Per Serving
Cals 127/kj 532
Carbohydrates 17 g
Fibre 1 g
Protein 4 g
Sodium 185 mg
Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 17 mg

Cook's Tips preparation & cooking time
Bake's Tips
apricot mousse cook's tips

For a buttermilk substitue, combine 1 cup of low-fat milk and 2 teaspoons of vinegar. Let mixture stand for 10 minutes before using.

apricot mousse cook's tips

For an attractive and simple decoration, place walnut halves around the edge of the cake while the icing is still wet. Let stand until icing is set.

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