Chocolate cake with chocolate orange sauce

 

Ingredients (12 servings)

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

Method

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.


 


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