Sunday, April 11, 2010

Triple Chocolate Cake



Can something this decadent be delish and still be not bad for you? The answer is YES!! I found some old Cooking Light magazines at a yard sale a couple of weeks ago for 25 cents, so I had to buy everyone they had. This recipe was in one of them. With trying to watch my blood sugar and eat healthier and getting my family eating healthier I knew that this one was one that I would have to try. Everyone in my little clan has a sweet tooth, so trying to find the balance between having the sweets and still being somewhat healthy has been some sort of a challenge. This cake was the perfect thing for the weekend. The texture is a little "spongy" as Blake my 12 year old described it, and the batter is a little thicker than a normal cake batter would be.

Triple Chocolate Cake

By: Cooking Light

1 (18.25 oz) package devil's food cake mix--I used a dark chocolate mix

1 cup fat free sour cream

1/3 cup fat free milk

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 tsp almond extract

3 large egg whites

1 large egg

1 (3.9 oz) package sugar free/low calorie chocolate pudding mix

Cooking Spray

1 cup sifted powdered sugar

4 tsp fat free milk

1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl; beat at low speed for 30 seconds. Beat at medium speed 2 minutes. Pour the batter into a 12 cup Bundt pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar and 4 teaspoons of milk in a small bowl, and drizzle over cake. Let stand 10 minutes. Place chips in a small heavy duty zip top plastic bag; seal. Submerge bag in very hot water until chips melt, or microwave at medium high for 1 minutes. Snip a tiny hole in 1 corner of bag, and drizzle chocolate over cake.

12 comments:

Bethie said...

April, that is beautiful! I am so making these. Lovely, lovely....

Lyndsey said...

I love Cooking Light Magazine! This cake looks too pretty to eat! Can't believe it's not bad for you. Good job!

oneordinaryday said...

Oh my gosh, that looks delicious! So hard to believe it's not chockful of fat grams!

Ingrid said...

It looks good despite being triple chocolate, hee-hee! It is dfifficult to believe that it is a "healthier" recipe.
~ingrid

Barbara Bakes said...

You are finding such great lower calorie desserts. This one looks sinful!

SprinkleBakes said...

That looks really indulgent! Love it!

Debbie said...

This looks so delicious! I love yard sales and I also will buy up all the cooking magazines!!!!

Megan said...

As soon as I saw the picture pop up I wondered, "Ohhh, hopes it a light recipe" and yippee, it is!!!
This is beautiful! A "Must Try"
Thanks for voting for me. I appreciate it. Hope all is well. We need to catch up!
Hope Easter was wonderful!

The Blonde Duck said...

You can literally have your cake and eat it too!

Redbonegirl97 said...

Anything with chocolate sounds good to me. I love a good pound cake.

Tiffany
Peace, Love and Chocolate
http://liferequiresmorechocolate.blogspot.com

precious said...

I love this cake! It is so loaded with chocolate! I am so in love with this.
dining room table

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Oh my this looks seriously sinful!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Triple Chocolate Cake



Can something this decadent be delish and still be not bad for you? The answer is YES!! I found some old Cooking Light magazines at a yard sale a couple of weeks ago for 25 cents, so I had to buy everyone they had. This recipe was in one of them. With trying to watch my blood sugar and eat healthier and getting my family eating healthier I knew that this one was one that I would have to try. Everyone in my little clan has a sweet tooth, so trying to find the balance between having the sweets and still being somewhat healthy has been some sort of a challenge. This cake was the perfect thing for the weekend. The texture is a little "spongy" as Blake my 12 year old described it, and the batter is a little thicker than a normal cake batter would be.

Triple Chocolate Cake

By: Cooking Light

1 (18.25 oz) package devil's food cake mix--I used a dark chocolate mix

1 cup fat free sour cream

1/3 cup fat free milk

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 tsp almond extract

3 large egg whites

1 large egg

1 (3.9 oz) package sugar free/low calorie chocolate pudding mix

Cooking Spray

1 cup sifted powdered sugar

4 tsp fat free milk

1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine first 8 ingredients in a large bowl; beat at low speed for 30 seconds. Beat at medium speed 2 minutes. Pour the batter into a 12 cup Bundt pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar and 4 teaspoons of milk in a small bowl, and drizzle over cake. Let stand 10 minutes. Place chips in a small heavy duty zip top plastic bag; seal. Submerge bag in very hot water until chips melt, or microwave at medium high for 1 minutes. Snip a tiny hole in 1 corner of bag, and drizzle chocolate over cake.

12 comments:

Bethie said...

April, that is beautiful! I am so making these. Lovely, lovely....

Lyndsey said...

I love Cooking Light Magazine! This cake looks too pretty to eat! Can't believe it's not bad for you. Good job!

oneordinaryday said...

Oh my gosh, that looks delicious! So hard to believe it's not chockful of fat grams!

Ingrid said...

It looks good despite being triple chocolate, hee-hee! It is dfifficult to believe that it is a "healthier" recipe.
~ingrid

Barbara Bakes said...

You are finding such great lower calorie desserts. This one looks sinful!

SprinkleBakes said...

That looks really indulgent! Love it!

Debbie said...

This looks so delicious! I love yard sales and I also will buy up all the cooking magazines!!!!

Megan said...

As soon as I saw the picture pop up I wondered, "Ohhh, hopes it a light recipe" and yippee, it is!!!
This is beautiful! A "Must Try"
Thanks for voting for me. I appreciate it. Hope all is well. We need to catch up!
Hope Easter was wonderful!

The Blonde Duck said...

You can literally have your cake and eat it too!

Redbonegirl97 said...

Anything with chocolate sounds good to me. I love a good pound cake.

Tiffany
Peace, Love and Chocolate
http://liferequiresmorechocolate.blogspot.com

precious said...

I love this cake! It is so loaded with chocolate! I am so in love with this.
dining room table

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Oh my this looks seriously sinful!