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Sinful Chocolate Cake That Only Looks Sinful

February 12, 2016

Sinful Chocolate Cake that Only Looks Sinful

Servings: 6 / Serving Size: 1 cake / Calories: 274

You’re not going to believe this, but a piece of chocolate cake doesn’t have to ruin your healthy-eating habits…even on Valentine’s Day! This chocolate treat is sweet, rich and oh-so-delicious! If you need a chocolate fix…this will fix you right up! Top it off with a strawberry heart and you’ve got the perfect dessert. LOVE + CHOCOLATE = A Happy Valentine’s Day!

Ingredients:

Cake

Cooking spray

3/4 cup sugar, divided

1/2 cup water

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled

3 large egg yolks

2 ounces (about 1/2 cup) cake flour

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa

Dash of salt

3 large egg whites

Sauce

1/4 cup water

2 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1/2 teaspoon cake flour

Topping

Light Whip Cream

Strawberry

Chocolate Cake 1

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350°

To prepare cake, coat 6 (8-ounce) ramekins with cooking spray. Sprinkle ramekins evenly with 3 tablespoons sugar, tapping out the excess sugar.

Combine 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/2 cup water, 2 tablespoons butter, and egg yolks in a large bowl.

Stir with a whisk until completely combined.

Chocolate Cake 2

Weigh or lightly spoon 2 ounces flour (1/2 cup) into a dry measuring cup, and level with a knife. Combine 2 ounces flour, 1/3 cup cocoa, and salt in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk or spoon.

Chocolate Cake 3

Add flour mixture to yolk mixture, stirring until well combined (mixture will look a little grainy).

Place 3 egg whites in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until foamy. Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating mixture at high speed until medium peaks form.

Gently stir one-fourth of egg white mixture into batter; gently fold in remaining egg white mixture.

Chocolate Cake 4

Divide batter evenly among prepared ramekins; place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack. Run a knife around edge of ramekins; carefully invert cakes onto dessert plates.

Chocolate Cake 5

To prepare sauce, combine 1/4 cup water, 2 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa, 1 tablespoon butter, and 1/2 teaspoon flour in a small saucepan over medium heat.

Cook 2 minutes or until thick and bubbly, stirring constantly with a whisk. Remove from heat; keep sauce warm.

Chocolate Cake Final

Top each cake with about 1 1/2 tablespoons chocolate sauce and a dollop of light whip cream. Garnish with a strawberry cut in the shape of a heart, if desired. Serve immediately.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

 

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