Mexican Chocolate Cake

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Notes This light, chocolaty cake is made without flour or nuts and can be garnished or served in a variety of ways. Pool the plate with Raspberry Sauce () and then drizzle the cake with sweetened yogurt or a nonfat dairy topping or arrange fresh berries atop the cake and drizzle with Chocolate Sauce. It is also delicious served warm, sprinkled with powdered sugar.


1/2 cup powdered cocoa

1/2 cup boiling water

4 tablespoons instant or quick-cooking oatmeal

1 tablespoon "light" butter

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup sugar, divided use

2 egg yolks

1 tablespoon chocolate liqueuer

2 teaspoons vanilla

5 egg whites

Pinch cream of tartar

Preheat the oven to 350°

Put the cocoa in a mixing bowl. Add the hot water, oatmeal, and butter. Stir until smooth and then let stand 5 minutes. Add cinnamon, 2/3 cup sugar, egg yolks, liqueuer, and vanilla and mix well.

In a separate clean bowl, beat the egg whites with cream of tartar until stiffened. Slowly add the remaining 1/3 cup sugar in a slow, steady stream, beating constantly, until you have stiff, glossy peaks.

Fold egg white and chocolate mixture together. Coat an 8-inch round Pyrex dish or spring form pan with a nonstick coating spray and transfer the blended chocolate mixture. Bake for 40 - 45 minutes or until puffed and firm. Cut the cake in 8 wedges and remove carefully with a spatula--it is too fragile to unmold.

Makes 8 wedges

Estimated time (minutes)
Total Time: 90
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    Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size
    Number of Servings 8
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 180    Calories from Fat 25
    Amount per Serving
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 3g

      Saturated Fat 1g

    Cholesterol 55mg

    Sodium 60mg
    Vitamin A 6%
    Vitamin C 0%
    Amount per Serving
    % Daily Value*
    Total Carbohydrate 34g

      Dietary Fiber 2g

      Sugars 26g

    Protein 5g
    Calcium 1% Iron 7%
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Total Fat
    Less than
      Sat Fat
    Less than
    Less than
    Less than
    Total Carbohydrate
      Dietary Fiber
    Calories per gram:
    Fat 9 * Carbohydrate 4 * Protein 4

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