Recipes for 100-Calorie Baked Chocolate Treats
If you've got an urge for chocolate cake or cookies, try this easy cake-mix fix, or whip up one of the recipes below:
- Devil’s Food Cupcakes: Make it with a standard cake mix, but use fat-free sour cream instead of vegetable oil, plus egg whites or egg substitute instead of whole eggs. One cupcake made this way (the mix makes 24 cupcakes) has 93 calories, 0.5 g fiber, 1.5 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, and 17 g carbohydrates.
The 100-Calorie Chocolate Cupcake
1 8.25-ounce box Devil’s Food cake mix
1 1/3 cups water
1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
5 large egg whites (or 3/4 cup egg substitute)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pans with paper baking cups.
- Beat cake mix, water, fat-free sour cream, and egg whites or egg substitute in large bowl on low speed for 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium speed and continue beating for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter between 24 cupcake cups.
- Bake for about 17 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
- Dust the tops of the cupcakes with powdered sugar using a sifter, sugar shaker, or wire mesh strainer.
Yield: Makes 24 cupcakes
WebMD Weight Loss Clinic members: Journal as 1 portion light dessert
Low-Cal Cocoa Meringue Cookies
If you don’t want to use Splenda or don’t have any, just leave it out. It works well either way!
3 large egg whites
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
3 tablespoons Splenda (optional)
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or foil.
- In a large, clean, grease-free mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, beat egg whites with cream of tartar on high speed until soft peaks form.
- Slowly add sugar and Splenda, beating until stiff peaks form and mixture becomes glossy. Beat in vanilla extract and fold in cocoa powder until blended well.
- Drop mixture by level tablespoons, 2 inches apart, onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until meringues are firm and dry. Slide parchment onto wire racks to cool cookies completely. They will firm up a bit as they cool. If you aren’t serving right away, store in an air-tight container or sealed plastic bag.