Low-Fat Red Devil's Caffeine Cake

March 15, 2013

From Chef Chris Larson

Here's a great low-fat cake recipe created by Chef Chris Larson. Delicious and guilt free, with a little caffeine kick - what could be better for an afternoon pick-me-up?

Low-Fat Red Devil's Caffeine Cake Ingredients:
1 1/2 cup cake flour 
1 tsp. baking soda 
1/8 tsp. salt 
2 tbsp. flour for pan coating 
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 
1 cup turbinado natural sugar 
2/3 cup unsweetened chocolate morsels 
2 eggs unbeaten 
1 tsp. vanilla extract 
3/4 cup strong coffee 
Vegetable oil spray

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
Spray a 13x9x2-inch pan with vegetable oil spray; then dust with flour. 
In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, salt and baking soda. 
Whisk in applesauce, sugar, eggs, vanilla, coffee and 1/2 of the melted chocolate; beat for 1 minute by hand. 
Add remaining chocolate and beat for 2 more minutes until chocolate is fully incorporated. 
Pour into pan and immediately place on middle rack of preheated oven. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center, comes out clean. 
Let cool in the pan for 10 –15 minutes, then run a knife around the outside of the pan until the cake easily slides out. 
Allow the cake to fully cool on a rack before cutting or frosting. 
Sprinkle top with powdered sugar or spread with instant low-fat chocolate pudding or whipped cream.

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