Friday, 19 February 2010

Foodie Friday Fat Free!

Ok. We have a birthday coming up. A little someone that requires a birthday tea and of course, a cake.

So we will be baking today. One of my "issues" is that I want to be able to have the kids see me get into the celebration too. I want to warble "Sing Happy Birthday, Blow out the Candles" ♫♫. And then stuff my face with choccy cake too! They all love me to sit at the table getting chocolately crumbs everywhere, all the while singing Peter Combe songs out of tune..........

So this is a recipe we shall bake that suits all of us.

(It is fat free. Once you slap on butter cream icing and a stack of Freckles, I am not so sure.)

In all seriousness, this is a great "recipe renovation" if you need a quick and easy fat free cake to dish up for birthdays and deserts....

Fat Free Chocolate Cake
I cannot really share where this recipe originated from, only that her name was Ana :-(

Get this:

2/3 cup apple puree

1 tsp vanilla essence

¾ cup caster sugar

½ cup self raising flour, sifted

½ tsp baking powder

2 egg whites, beaten

¼ cup cocoa powder, sifted

Then do this:

~ Preheat oven to 180°c.

~ Spray a non-stick baking tin with non-stick cooking spray.

~ Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl, blend well.

~ Pour batter into tin and bake 20-30 minutes until cooked.

~ To test if batter is cooked, insert a toothpick. If it comes out clean, brownie is cooked

~ Remove from oven and let cool for five minutes in tin.

~ Gently remove from tin; place on wire rack and when cool, sprinkle with icing sugar if desired.

~ Serve with low fat yogurt and berries.

OR make cut it into the shape of a big "6", smear it with butter cream and lollies and start humming birthday songs..............

Share with me your best recipe renovation? I really mean that. I love love love "fat arse food made good". So if you have a great recipe for a previously too high in cals or fat food, that you have apapted to make it healthier, let me know?


  1. Wow! THAT'S fat free?!! I may never go back to regular cake again! Thanks for the recipe, can't wait to try it!

  2. Am new to your blog and love it. Welcome to 40! I will enjoy watching you as you dimish and I look forward to sharing more of my deep fried moments with you. Feels good to be fit and fabulous and 40 doesn't it!! Thanks for sharing your rope climbing experience from 2008 ... I am definitely seeking that one out ...

  3. Oh yum!! I think I use a similar recipe - from Symply too good -Annette Syms? Her recipes are fantastic!!

    Enjoy the celebrations!!! A tiny bit of cake isn't going to damage a good week!

  4. Thanks for sharing this great recipe. My philosophy is birthdays are too important to not celebrate with each other. If you little one wants you to share the cake, then share - a small slice is still sharing. Loving your blog.

  5. YUM...
    that looks delish..

    Fat free???

    I'll believe you... now can I have a slice!?!


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