I first wanted to call this cake “Lightened up breakfast Chocolate Cake ” since I just ate a huge slice for breakfast. And then I figured it was way more appropriate to simply call it Chocolate Yogurt Cake because I don’t want you guys to think it’s only meant for breakfast. Because clearly it’s not. It’s also perfect for a mid-morning snack, your kiddos’ snack, a late night snack or…a dessert. It’s basically an “all-situations-ready” kind of cake. Perfect kind of cake that is.
I don’t know about you but I like it when my day starts with cake. And I like it even more when this cake is not making me fat. Because, ladies, this little baby is oil and butter free and I dropped down the sugar quantity to only 1/3 cup. Not bad, isn’t it? I used apple sauce in place of oil and used a mix of brown sugar and stevia.
There’s only one trick. Since it’s lightened up, I have a slight tendency to think it’s ok to eat a double portion, just because, you know, it’s not as bad as a full fat full sugar cake… Can anyone relate here?
Next time, I’ll try with cocoa powder instead of real choc so I can eat 3 slices in a row. I’m incorrigible.
Cal: 256 - Protein: 7g - Fat: 12.6g - Carbs: 28g - Fiber: 3.3g - Sugar: 13g
WW Old Points: 5 pts - Points+: 7 pts
- 7 oz dark chocolate
- 3 whole eggs
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup stevia (Reb A type, the white powder)
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup fat free plain Greek yogurt
- 3/4 cup apple sauce
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Melt chocolate (with a bain marie or using the microwave. If you're not sure how to do it, , check this article).
- In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar and stevia. Add flour, baking powder and baking soda. Whisk well to make sure there's no lump left. Add yogurt, apple sauce and melted chocolate, mixing between each ingredient.
- Lightly spray a cheesecake tin and pour chocolate mixture. Bake on the lower rack for 45 minutes, inserting a knife in the middle of the cake after about 23 minutes to create a crack.
- Remove from the oven and let cool at least 2 hours or overnight. This cake is better served the next day.
I know I already mentioned it, but this cake is better served the next day :)