PointsPlus Dark Chocolate Cake Recipe

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PointsPlus Dark Chocolate Cake Recipe
Dark Chocolate Cake
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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.

Ready in
1 h, 10 m
14
Servings
218
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
13%
Sugar
19g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
23%
Cholesterol
17mg
6%
Protein
3g
6%
Carbs
36g
12%
Vitamin A
56µg
6%
Vitamin C
1mg
2%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.2mg
1.2%
Vitamin K
2µg
3%
Calcium
14mg
1%
Fiber
2g
9%
Folate (food)
9µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
56µg
14%
Folic acid
28µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
9%
Magnesium
27mg
7%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
6%
Phosphorus
54mg
8%
Polyunsaturated
0.6g
N/A
Potassium
103mg
3%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
6.3%
Sodium
206mg
9%
Sugars, added
19g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
9.7%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
0.4mg
3%

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