February 19, 2013

Coconut Velvet Fudge Cake

This is what's on the menu for dessert this week....I thought it was so pretty I had to post a photo of it before I baked it.  This is a JoAnn Lund recipe and I'll post the recipe after the photos.

The next photo is the finished product....and yes, it does taste as good as it looks except for one little mistake I made...I cooked it in a glass cake pan, so I reduced the oven temperature to 325 degrees and cooked it for the whole 35 minutes.  To both of us, we thought it was a tad on the dry side and when I fix it again, I'll take it out at the 30 minutes or maybe even a few seconds before. It didn't take away from the flavor though....we woofed it right down.

And here is the recipe, as promised!

Coconut Velvet Fudge Cake

1 1/2 Cups Bisquick Reduced Fat Baking Mix
1/3 Cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 Cup Splenda Granulars
3 Tablespoons Land O Lakes no-fat sour cream
3/4 Cup skim milk
1 egg or equivalent in egg substitute (I used the substitute)
1 Teaspoon coconut extract
1/4 Cup (1 ounce) chopped walnuts
1/4 Cup mini chocolate chips
1/4 Cup flaked coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-inch round cake pan with butter-flavored cooking spray.  In a large bowl, combine baking mix, cocoa and Splenda.  Add sour cream, skim milk, egg, and coconut extract. Mix gently to combine. Spread batter in prepared cake pan. Evenly sprinkle walnuts, chocolate chips, and coconut over top. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.  Place cake pan on a wire rack and let set for at least 10 minutes.  Cut into 8 wedges.

170 calories, 6 grams Fat, 5 grams Protein, 24 grams Carbohydrates, 290 mg Sodium, 66 mg Calcium, 2 grams fiber.

This freezes well!

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  1. I agree it is very pretty and looks like it would be a chocolate lovers dream. But since I'm not a chocolate lover I'm not sure about it for me. Brent would love it and wouldn't have any trouble eating the whole without any help from me.
    Thanks for the recipe.....I'm presuming the nutritional values are for one serving....If so the WW Points would be 4 per serving.

    On second thought I may have to try this...LOL
    Thanks again.

  2. Yes, the values I gave were for one serving which is an 1/8 of the cake. More than a big enough serving. I hope the next time I fix it, its not quite as dry. I still think it had to do with the time I baked it but it could have been from having it all mixed up and then having to run to the store to get coconut extract that I didn't realize I was out of.

    I can't wait to make it again to see if I can improve the dryness of it.

    You are welcome...hope you fix it so I can see what you think. I love the addition of the coconut as I love that flavor.



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