PointsPlus Dark Chocolate Cake Recipe

PointsPlus Dark Chocolate Cake Recipe
Staff Writer
Dark Chocolate Cake
WeightWatchers.com
Dark Chocolate Cake

Who says that being on a diet means you have to sacrifice dessert? What’s the secret to keeping the calories and fat down in this chocolate cake? Well, sharing, for one, but the real secret is: sauerkraut.

14
Servings
306
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3  cup  sugar
  • 1 1/2  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 2/3  cups  unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2  cup  regular butter, melted
  • 1 1/2  cup  hot water
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1  cup  sauerkraut, puréed until smooth
  • 1  teaspoon  unsweetened cocoa

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Coat a Bundt pan with cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl or in the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, and cocoa. Add the melted butter, hot water, and vanilla extract and mix well. Add the sauerkraut and blend thoroughly.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake in the center of the oven until a tester inserted in center of cake comes out clean, about 55-60 minutes. Cool the cake in the pan for about 20 minutes and then turn out onto a baking rack to cool completely. Sprinkle with cocoa powder before slicing into 14 pieces.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
48g
37%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
30µg
4%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
28mg
3%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
74µg
19%
Iron, Fe
7mg
39%
Magnesium, Mg
22mg
7%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
76mg
11%
Selenium, Se
12µg
22%
Sodium, Na
174mg
12%
Water
35g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Chocolate Cake Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Cake Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.

Chocolate Cake Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.