Dish Do-Over: Healthier Double Chocolate Cake

Dish Do-Over: Healthier Double Chocolate Cake

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Using calorie- and sugar-saving ingredients like Greek yogurt and applesauce, Chef Jo's Dish Do-Over Double Chocolate Cake is a must try! The nutritional results, after all her careful tweaking: 10.3 grams of fat, down from 32, and 339 calories, down from 600.

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Ingredients

Icing
1 1/2 cups non-fat plain Greek yogurt, at room temperature
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
4 oz 70% dark chocolate, melted and cooled to room temperature
1/2 cup organic icing sugar
Cake
2 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup organic sugar
1/3 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups egg whites

Preparation

Icing

  1. Using a hand mixer beat together yogurt, cocoa powder, melted chocolate and icing sugar until smooth.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 12 hours to firm up.

Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a food processor, pulse applesauce, yogurt, honey, sugar, butter and vanilla extract until smooth.
  4. Gradually mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients, until combined.
  5. In a separate dry bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form, and fold into batter. (Batter will be lumpy; do not over mix.)
  6. Pour into two prepared 9-inch cake pans and bake for 20–25 minutes. Let cool before icing.
  7. Remove icing from freezer and spread a generous dollop between layers of cake.
  8. Spread a thin "crumb coat" of icing over cake and chill until icing is set.
  9. Using remaining icing, finish final coating. Serve at room temperature and store in fridge.

 

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