Recipe: Low Fat Chocolate Cake

Recipe: Low Fat Chocolate Cake

This low-fat, light and fluffy chocolate cake is easy to make but still delicious. It’s a strange combination of feeling weightless when eating but still packing a flavour punch and filling you up. So if you want to know how to bake this yummy Low Fat Chocolate Cake then read on.

Recipe: Low Fat Chocolate Cake

I doubled all of the ingredients to make a three-tier cake for my Mum’s birthday which served 16 people a very reasonable sized piece of cake. Baking instructions are the same if you wish to double the ingredients yourself.


Low Fat Chocolate Cake


INGREDIENTS FOR LOW FAT CHOCOLATE CAKE

  • 85g caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 70g plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • Softened butter (for greasing) 

Filling/Icing Ingredients

  • Dark chocolate 
  • Milk chocolate

INSTRUCTIONS FOR LOW FAT CHOCOLATE CAKE

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C or 160°C for fan assisted ovens
  2. Butter and line base of two sandwich tins.
  3. Whisk the eggs and sugar until they are light and fluffy. This takes around 10 minutes with an electric hand whisk. This step is vital to the success of the cake as it is the introduction of the air through whisking that makes the cake light and fluffy! By the end of this step the mixture should be thick enough to leave a trail along the surface when the whisk blades are lifted out. And the mixture will have greatly increased in volume.
  4. Sift the flour, cornflour, cocoa powder and baking powder over the mixture and gently fold into it with a metal spoon.
  5. Divide mixture between baking tins.
  6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes – Top Tip: You will know the cake is fully baked once it has risen well and began to shrink away from the sides of the baking tins. The cake should spring back into place when gently pressed and a skewer should come out clean when placed into the centre of the cake.
  7. Allow cake to cool for 5 minutes.

Filling/Icing Instructions

  1. Melt chocolate and use as fillings between the cakes and as icing.

Depending on your own preference you can choose how much chocolate filling/icing you want here and whether you want dark, milk or even white chocolate.

I personally used one full bar of milk chocolate which was used as filling between the two tiers. And then used a bar of dark chocolate as the icing.

You can also decorate and go crazy if you want. I personally kept the topping quite simple by only using frozen fruit that I had allowed to defrost and melt slightly. 

Healthy Chocolate Cake Recipe

How cute is that ‘Happy Birthday’ cake topper! It’s from The Range, and if you want to get it you can find it online here. Anyways, that my tried and tested – and always very well recieved, low fat and healthy(ier) chocolate cake. If you give this recipe a go please let me know what you think! 

Recipe: Low Fat Chocolate Cake


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22 Comments

  1. November 6, 2018 / 6:13 pm

    This cake looks absolutely delightful, Sarah!! Well done! I love that it’s a three-tiered cake. Multiple levels are always so much more exciting and festive haha. Also, the berries on top look perfect for keeping it low-fat and low-sugar while still delicious. ❤

    • Sarah
      Author
      November 8, 2018 / 1:57 am

      It’s always a fav when I make it and I agree, multi tiers make it more fun! 😉 I’m currently making one for my nephews 5th birthday.. it’s going to have mini dinosaurs made out of icing.. if all goes to plan at least 😂

      • November 8, 2018 / 4:05 pm

        Mini dinosaurs from icing!! That sounds amazing! Fingers crossed that all goes according to plan lol, I get that for sure! And I hope you share the results with us because that sounds so fun!

        • Sarah
          Author
          November 9, 2018 / 1:08 am

          I’m hoping Max likes it, he’s really loving dinasaurs at the moment, wanting to learn all the names.. which is beyond me. I know T-Rex and Velociraptors.. Oh and those vegetarian ones with the long necks lol 🙈🦖

          • November 9, 2018 / 6:01 pm

            Hahaha those vegetarian ones with the long necks were my favorite growing up! I still don’t remember what they are called though lol.

          • Sarah
            Author
            November 10, 2018 / 3:10 am

            😂 me too. I also felt connected to them as I’m a vegetarian too lol! Plus they were always depicted as, essentially – massive dogs. So a dream come true for me! 😁

          • November 10, 2018 / 6:09 am

            Yes exactly, just like big dogs hahaha

  2. November 2, 2018 / 5:01 am

    Now THAT is such a cute cake and your mom is cute too I love how happy she looks holding it. And wish her a happy belated birthday from my part I know she doesn’t know me lol 🙈
    Nicely done, Sarah!! I would love to try this but need to figure out how to convert the measurements hahah

    • Sarah
      Author
      November 3, 2018 / 3:03 am

      She does look cute in the pictures doesn’t she 😊 I’ll let her know, she’ll appreciate it. And she does know you to a degree from reading my blog.. plus I might have shown her all your Halloween looks on Instagram as I was so impressed with them 😋
      And Google.. that’s how I figure out how to do anything and everything 🙈😉

      • November 5, 2018 / 6:00 am

        omg she knows about me??! *honored* LOL no seriously, that’s super sweet of you that you tell your mom about me and you even showed her my Halloween looks *cue massive amount of tears* that means a lot. and believe it or not, i tell Alex about you too 😉 and I’ve been telling him that whenever we go to the UK, I’m gonna go visit you 🙂 that’s a MUST now lol

        • Sarah
          Author
          November 8, 2018 / 1:51 am

          Lol, yeah! Well I was honestly so impressed with your makeup looks! 😉😊

          • November 9, 2018 / 5:39 am

            Thank you that means so much!!

  3. November 1, 2018 / 8:49 am

    Aw that was so sweet of you to bake a cake for your mom & so many other people! The topper is adorable & I love how you set the fruit on top. ♡

    • Sarah
      Author
      November 2, 2018 / 1:07 am

      Thanks lovely! The fruit really adds to the look and taste of the cake, went down a treat 😊

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