(Almost) Fat Free Chocolate Cake!
You really can have your cake and eat it with this fantastic (almost) fat free rich and delicious chocolate cake. The only problem is, it's so yummy the kids will want it too!
Serves 10 - 12
125g Self Raising Flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
6 egg whites
250g soft brown sugar
250 ml fat free plain yogurt
3 tablespoons maple syrup
4 heaped teaspoons instant coffee powder dissolved in 2 - 3 tablespoons of hot water
50g cocoa powder
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees/ 350 F/ gas mark 4 and grease an 8 inch square baking tin. Whisk the egg whites for 2 - 3 minutes until beginning to become fluffy then add the brown sugar, maple syrup and yogurt. Whisk for a further 3- seconds then fold in the flour, cocoa powder, coffee baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Pour the cake batter into the well greased tin and place in the oven for approximately 40 minutes. To check if the cake is cooked insert a skewer in the middle. If it comes out clean it is cooked.
Best eaten warm with a dollop of summer fruit coulis and a desert spoon of half fat cr√®me fraiche. Kids will love it served with a warm chocolate sauce (simply melt some chocolate and stir into some single cream) or ice-cream.