These mini cakes are a healthier alternative to traditional chocolate fudge cakes making them an excellent treat for you and the kiddies.
The size is prefect for a morning or afternoon snack. Substituting white sugar for brown, plain flour for wholemeal and adding no butter, this is a perfect treat for the whole family.
Use as an afternoon snack for the kids – they’ll love it! These scrumptious snack size cakes are also suitable for those with intolerance’s to dairy.
Scrumptious chocolate fudge cakes that are healthy to eat. You and the kiddies will love them and wont feel guilty either!
Original recipe Women's Weekly Low-Fat Feasts adapted by Angela Palermo
10 minPrep Time
25 minCook Time
35 minTotal Time
85g Dark Chocolate (Couverture, good quality), chopped finely
50g or ½ cup Dark Cocoa powder (Dutch)
220g or 1 cup Fine Brown Sugar
125ml or ½ cup Boiling water
2 Egg Yolks
4 Egg Whites
30g or ¼ cup Almond meal
50g or 1/3 cup Wholemeal flour
Optional coating: Pure Icing Sugar for dusting
- Preheat oven to 170oC. Spray two trays of rectangle moulds (8.5cm x 4.5cm x 3.5cm deep) with Canola or olive oil spray. Each tray should have roughly 6 cakes per tray.
- In a large bowl, combine dark chocolate, cocoa and brown sugar with the boiling water – stir until smooth.
- Add egg yolks to mixture – whisk till combined.
- Fold in almond meal and wholemeal flour.
- Beat egg whites in an electric mixer on high speed (8 or 10 on a KitchenAid) for 1 min or 2, until firm peaks form.
- Gently fold 1/3 of the egg whites into the chocolate mixture with a metal spoon. Then fold through rest of egg mixture – gently but quickly in order to keep the volume. Then pour mixture into a large jug to make it easier to pour mixture into prepared rectangle cake trays.
- Bake in oven for 25 mins or until cooked through (can test with a skewer – if it comes out clean then cake is cooked).
- Allow to stand in cake trays for 5mins.
- Turn out onto wire rack and allow to cool completely.
- Optional – Can serve dusted with pure icing sugar and pieces of strawberries.