March is a super busy month in my family. My son’s birthday is coming up in a few weeks, my twin sister and I will also have a birthday shortly, my 15th wedding anniversary is next week, and my two nieces will also have birthdays.
What is my downfall around these times??? Birthday cake! I love store bought birthday cake with tons of frosting. But guess who ends up eating the leftovers? Me! My kids don’t even like cake the next day. And the worst part is I would never just cut myself a slice, I would just take a fork and open the fridge whenever I wanted and take a bite!
This year, is going to be different, and since I purchased my new low calorie, sugar free sustitute Nevella (I swear I don’t work for them, I just REALLY like their product!) there was a recipe for Chocolate cake that is sugar free and dairy free, you don’t need eggs or milk! I was kind of leary if it would taste like crap, but after making it and having a slice with some tea after dinner, it was awesome! And, instead of having frosting on it (my favorite) I just dusted it with a little powdered sugar, and I hope my husband didn’t care since he was sitting next to me, that I licked the plate clean!
This recipe makes 8 servings, and each serving is:
183 Calories; 3 g Protein; 9 g Tot Fat; 23 g Carb; 2 g Fiber;
0 g Sugar; 9 mg Calcium; 2 mg Iron; 307 mg Sodium;
0 mg Cholesterol
1 ½ c all purpose flour
1/3 c unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1 c Nevella® No Calorie Sweetener
½ tsp salt
5 TBS corn oil
1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
1 c cold water
1 TBS cider vinegar
1. Preheat oven to 350º F
2. Grease and flour a 9” round cake pan
3. Sift and mix together flour, cocoa, baking soda, Nevella® No Calorie Sweetener and salt
4. In a separate bowl, whisk together oil, vanilla, vinegar and cold water
5. Whisk in dry ingredients and blend until completely free of lumps
6. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until top springs back when
7. Cool before removing from pan
The only thing I would suggest, and my oven is weird, is mine cooked in 20 minutes, so set the timer a little earlier and check it so it doesn’t get over done.
Here’s what it looked like out of the oven
So, I can definitely stay on track during my March Madness of celebrations!