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Low Fat / Low Sugar Chocolate Cake

Hi - I tried this recipe which I found online and it turned out very well!  Basically a fat-free sponge based on Eggs, but has little added sugar and the surprising ingredient of Prunes makes it very moist and sweet!  Also, used semolina instead of flour so makes it gluten-free too.  Just remember to freeze down what you don't use to avoid being tempted to seconds!


(1 eighth = 115 calories)

30g low calorie sweetener or caster sugar

213g tin prunes in fruit juice

50g unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp vanilla essence

150ml skimmed milk

3 large eggs

50g Whitworths semolina


1. Preheat the oven to 180C and spray 9" cake tin with one cal oil.

2. Place half the sugar in a blender with prunes, cocoa, vanilla and milk, and blend for 20 seconds.

3. Whisk eggs and remaining sugar with an electric beater for at least 6 minutes.

4. Stir in the chocolate mixture and gently fold in the semolina.

5. Pour the mixture into a tin and bake for approx 40 mins or until skewer comes out clean.

6. Cool completely before turning out and cutting into 8 slices.

I served it with a little ice-cream and raspberries.

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Thanks. .going to make it today 


Oooooh sounds very decadent but healthy 😊 Will make that next time I have people round to help me eat it!! Have several GF friends who will appreciate it I'm sure 😊 Thank you


DartmoorDumpling  ps I presume  you drain the prunes? 


No -  when I used canned prunes, I took out the stones and liquidised the lot!  Tried it again yesterday for visitors using dried prunes soaked in apple juice - worked just as well!  You could use tea to soak a mix of dried fruit in too.

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Thank you 😊 Just need some visitors now 😊😊😊 


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