Oh, the places you’ll go, the things you’ll do, the foods you’ll try, like my Skinny Chocolate Bundt Cake! Happy Easter, all you cottontails! I hope you are celebrating the meaning of the season with lots of chocolate eggs, yellow and pink Peeps, and my personal favorite, peanut butter and butterscotch birds nests. Those I’ll have to post another time. To kick off Good Friday festivities (and my serious love for Jesus), I decided to make a lightened up double-chocolate bundt cake. Every time I make bundt cake, I always think of that moment in My Big Fat Greek Wedding. “Bonk? Bonnnnnt. Oh, it’s a cake! I know!” (whispers to friend), “There’s a hole in this cake.” Well, there is definitely a hole in my Skinny Chocolate Bundt Cake, and I’m totally proud of it. Though looking at it, it almost makes me sad because mentally I’m like, “There’s less cake here than there should be,” which is not mathematically accurate, but you get it. So to get to the point (of the above photo), I started off with the biggest challenge every baker is tasked with. The terrifying pan flip. Thank the good Lord it survived… And then came the chocolate sauce. And the moment where the chocolate sauce would meet my Skinny Chocolate Bundt Cake. But first, I had to smell it. And stir it. And spill it a little while pouring… And then I really went for it. And then, all was right with the world. So, I decided to try my cake for the first time. Things got a little messy. But, no complaining. Though I did miss holding that mug of chocolate sauce. But I didn’t miss it that much. By the way, you’ll notice my ghostly expression hovering to the left of the cake in the above photo. This is totally my personality around food, by the way. My cakes are like my kids. Don’t go too far, honey! Anyway, I can’t say enough good things about this cake. And I’m not bragging. I’m just saying, food is good. And when you put certain foods together, sometimes something magical happens. That’s what happened here. Food + food + food = YAS. It’s moist, rich, chocolatey, gooey, and – so surprisingly – low in calories. I think that’s what Vegas calls a win-win-win-win-win.By the way, I totally just redid the “office” space of my bedroom, note the glass table, and I am obsessed. Here are some of the new things I purchased that I am obsessed with:
Favorites? How do you choose? Well, those florals are (believe it or not) more stunning in person. Also, I love all things marble, so I am 100% sold on that marble tray. (Not to mention the marble platter which was a part of my wedding registry and yes, it was the best decision ever). And finally, look at that chair. Stare at that chair. It’s perfection.
- Cake Ingredients:
- 2 cups all purpose flour (800 calories)
- 1 cup Truvia Baking Blend (380 calories)
- 1 tablespoon baking powder (6 calories)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda (3 calories)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa (120 calories)
- 1/4 cup Joseph's maltitol sweetener (or additional butter - 35 calories)
- 1/4 cup I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, "Lite" (160 calories)
- 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons liquid egg-whites (50 calories)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (24 calories)
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (45 calories)
- 1 cup hot water
- Chocolate Sauce Ingredients:
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup Truvia Baking Blend (95 calories)
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa (40 calories)
- 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract (18 calories)
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients for cake mix including flour, Truvia BB, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa.
- Add maltitol (or butter), I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, egg-whites, vanilla extract, coconut milk, and finally hot water.
- Once mixed, spray bundt pan with non-stick oil and pour ingredients into pan.
- Bake for about 30 - 35 minutes, or until baked through.
- While baking, combine ingredients for sauce and stir. Allow cake to cool before dousing in chocolate sauce.
And lastly, here’s me trying to take pictures of my cake, knowing full well that they will never turn out half as beautiful as S’s photos (my secret photographer).