While looking for a healthy chocolate cake recipe last week, I happened upon this recipe. I made it over the weekend and we thoroughly enjoyed it! Make sure you don’t over-bake your cake – the cake forms on top, with a chocolate sauce underneath.
1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour (see Ingredient notes)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar or Splenda
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1/2 cup 1% milk
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips (optional)
1 1/3 cups hot brewed coffee
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar or Splenda Granular
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, toasted
Confectioners’ sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 1 1/2- to 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, sugar (or Splenda Sugar Blend), cocoa, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Whisk egg, milk, oil and vanilla in a glass measuring cup. Add to the flour mixture; stir with a rubber spatula until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips, if using.
Scrape the batter into the prepared baking dish. Mix hot coffee and brown sugar (or Splenda Granular) in the measuring cup and pour over the batter. Sprinkle with nuts. (It may look strange at this point, but don’t worry. During baking, cake forms on top with sauce underneath.)
Bake the pudding cake until the top springs back when touched lightly, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool for at least 10 minutes. Dust with confectioners’ sugar and serve hot or warm.
Recipe Adapted From: Food Network