Black Forest Chocolate Fudge Cake
1 cup Prune Puree (recipe below)
2 cups Cake flour
1 cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon Baking powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 cups Brown sugar
3/4 cup Nonfat milk
4 teaspoons Vanilla
1 cup Boiling water
2 tablespoons Instnt espresso powder
2 teaspoons Baking soda
2 cups Frozen pitted unsweetened
Cherries, coarsely chopped,
Thawed and well Drained
1/2 cup Chopped toasted walnuts
A rich, decadent dessert may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of prunes; however the following recipe, chocolate fudge cake is made with prune puree in place of butter and oil. The cake is rich and moist and contains only 4 grams of fat per serving. A unique combination of pectin, malic acid and sorbitol found in prunes allows a simple mixture of prunes and water to simulate a full-fat texture and taste. When used as an ingredient in baked goods, prune puree reduces fat in cookies, brownies, quick breads, muffins and cakes.
In another bowl, whisk eggs with the prune puree, milk and vanilla; set aside. Pour boiling water in measuring cup; stir in espresso powder and baking soda. Stir egg and water mixtures into flour mixture; mix just until blended. Pour half the batter into prepared pan; sprinkle cherries and walnuts evenly over batter. Evenly pour in remaining batter. Bake in a 350 degree oven about 45 minutes until pick inserted into cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack for 15 minutes; inverting onto rack, remove from pan an
Makes 16 servings.
Makes 2 cups.