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Healthier Low Fat Brownie with Cream Cheese Frosting Under 200 Calories

by DrDan at 101 Cooking for Two November-19-2011

A rich and chewy low fat brownie from scratch. I added some lower fat cream cheese frosting for a great combination that would be welcomed at any party. All for just under 200 calories.

Ingredients

Brownies
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup apple sauce
  • 2 T butter
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 T instant coffee
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
Frosting
  • 2 oz Reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1 T butter
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 2/3 cup powder sugar

Instructions

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees convection. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 3/4 cup sugar and 3/4 cup apple sauce. Mix well with a hand mixer. Add 2T butter melted, 2 egg whites, 1T instant coffee and 1t vanilla. Mix well again.
2) In a separate bowl mix 1 cup AP flour, 1/2 cup good quality dark cocoa powder, 1 t baking powder and 1/2 t salt. Mix together well.
3) Now mix dry into the the wet. Mix well but do not over mix.

4) Pour into a greased 8X8 pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.

5) While brownies are baking, combine 2 oz of reduced fat cream cheese, 1T butter and 1/2 t vanilla.
6) Beat on low with hand mixer until mixed and then increase speed slightly and whip for 10-15 seconds.
7) Slowly add 2/3 cup powder sugar and mix until creamy.

8) After brownies are cooled, cut into 2 inch squires and top with a generous teaspoon of frosting.

Details

Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 40 mins Yield: 16 brownies

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