Guiltless Chocolate Cake
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 package instant chocolate pudding
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey's)
  • 1½ cup hot coffee
  • 1¼ cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 5 oz sweetened apple sauce
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • ⅓ cup fat free greek yogurt (i used Chobani)
  • For the icing
  • 1 mildly sweet dark chocolate bar (I used hershey's dark chocolate)
  • ¼ cup almond coconut milk
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Oil and flour a 13x9 baking dish.
  2. To prepare wet ingredients whisk together cocoa powder and hot coffee in a separate bowl.
  3. To prepare dry ingredients combine flour, chocolate pudding mix, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Mix and set aside.
  4. In a stand mixer on low speed combine sugar and coconut oil and blend until incorporated.
  5. Add applesauce and continue mixing.
  6. Add egg whites and the whole egg, mix to combine well.
  7. Mix in greek yogurt.
  8. Add wet and dry ingredients a third at a time, allowing to incorporate well. Be sure to scrape all the sides and mix one last time.
  9. Pour into the baking dish. Bake about 35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  10. Let the cake cool. Cut out individual cakes by using a heart shaped cookie cutter.
  11. Break up the chocolate bar, combine with almond milk and melt in the microwave (about 30 seconds)
  12. Drizzle over the cakes. Enjoy
Recipe by Olives & Garlic at
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