Simply De-Lite-Ful: Chocolate Lover's Valentine Decadence
Chocolate Lover’s Valentine Decadence
Serves 12 to 15
One recipe Unbeatable Nonfat (Almost) Chocolate Cake:
Preheat oven to 325. Spray 9x13-inch baking dish or two 8-inch round pans with nonfat cooking spray and dust with flour. I like to line bottom of baking pan with baking parchment, cut to fit.
In large mixing bowl combine applesauce, water, vanilla, almond extract, vinegar and egg substitute. In separate bowl combine dry ingredients and add to applesauce mixture, stirring until combined.
Turn into prepared baking dish and bake about 25 minutes for round pans or 40 minutes for 9x13. Can also be made into cupcakes. Be sure to test center of cake with toothpick to make sure it comes out clean before removing from oven.
Set baked cake on cooling rack. After 10 minutes, turn cake out of baking dish onto cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
* 2 cups of pureed beets can be very satisfactorily substituted for the applesauce. It’s a great way to get a serving of veggies unannouncedand disguised in yummy chocolate cake to your family.
** Can substitute up to ½ of the all purpose flour with whole wheat flour.