Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Less Guilt Chocolate Lava Cakes

Hi Hi!!  Work has finally slowed down (for now) so I figured I'd reward you all for sticking with me with a delicious guilt-free (well, there may be some guilt) lava cake.  Easy to make so go ahead, you can be biting into this gooey deliciousness in less than a half hour!

From The Best of Clean Eating.

cooking spray
1/4 cup plus 1tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup sucanat
3 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
3 tbsp olive oil
1 egg
1 egg white
1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
1 tsp vanilla
powdered sugar, to top (optional)

Heat oven to 400.  Spray 4 ramekins with cooking spray.  In a medium bowl, combine cocoa and sucanat.  Whisk in applesauce and oil.

In a small bowl, whisk egg and egg white.  Add to cocoa mixture.  Whisk until smooth.  Stir in flour and vanilla until just completely combined.  No over mixing.

Pour into ramekins and place on a baking sheet.  Bake for 9 minutes.  They will come out looking underdone.  They are not!  Let stand a few minutes before inverting on dessert plates.  Serve warm for the most warm yumminess.


  1. Thanks for not making my temptations any easier! You always make great desserts... this one looks great too!

    Make it a great day!

  2. I try not to have any guilt when I eat chocolate......I said try :)
    I love this recipe...chocolate lava cakes are sooooooo good and if you can make them a little more friendly on my butt, I'm a huge fan!!!

  3. Brava to you for lightening up a favorite of ours...it looks marvelous!!!

  4. The chocolate cake looks so yummy!

  5. Chocolate lava cakes are one of my favourite desserts! Thank you for sharing a somewhat guilt-less version (although, to be honest, i'd eat them all day anyway!)

  6. omg! that looks so yummy!! I want to taste ! xxx