Butter for greasing pan and parchment
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 1/2 baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
3 large whites
1 cup low fat buttermilk
(I used plain greek yogurt)
2/3 cup applesauce or boiled apples mashed
2 tablespoon canola oil
1 non fat cream cheese softened
1 cup confectioners sugar
1/2 cup orange juice
Preheat oven at 190° c
Butter a non stick cake pan (about 24 cm.) Cut and butter a circle of parchment to fit into bottom pan.Set pan aside.
In a large bowl sift flour, sugar, 1/2 cup of cocoa, baking soda and salt, set aside.
In a medium bowl beat eggs white until glossy and soft peaks form.
Using a rubber spatula stir buttermilk, applesauce and oil into flour mixtureuntil combined
and batter is smooth.
Fold eggs white into batter and transfer to prepared pan .
Bake cake with rack set in the middle until a toohpick inserted into center tests clean, 40 to 45 minutes.
Transfer pan to a wire rack and let cool by 20 minutes.Invert cake and let cool completely.
Meanwhile in a medium bowl beat together cream cheese, confectioner's sugar and 1/2 cup of cocoa.
In a medium pot over medium high heat, bring juice to a boil to cook until reduce, two or three minutes.
Add juice to cocoa mixture and stir until combined and the consistency of molases .
Slice cake and spoon sauce over each slice and serve.