Diet Friendly Valentine’s Day Marble Cake

At just over 200 calories a slice this is the perfect way to celebrate valentine’s day without feeling guilty about having dessert.  I was given this recipe a few years ago by a friend but up until now, I completely forgot about it.  Can you believe that?  I was going through my recipes and when I came across this one I got so excited that I just had to share!  A low fat cake that contains no fake sugars and tastes great!  Enjoy!

Diet Friendly Valentine’s Day Marble Cake

Ingredients

  • 5 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-fat whipped topping
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh raspberries

Directions

  • Let egg whites stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Dissolve cocoa in water; let stand until cool.
  • In a large bowl, beat 3/4 cup sugar, milk, oil and extracts until well blended. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into sugar mixture until blended.
  • In another bowl with clean beaters, beat egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form. Beat in remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff peaks form. Gradually fold into batter. Remove 2 cups batter; stir in reserved cocoa mixture.
  • Coat a 10-in. fluted tube pan with cooking spray. Alternately spoon the plain and chocolate batters into pan. Cut through batter
  • with a knife to swirl.
  • Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • For topping, in a microwave, melt whipped topping and chocolate; stir until smooth.
  • Place cake on a serving plate. Drizzle with topping. Arrange raspberries in center of cake. Yield: 16 servings.

Comments are closed.