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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

♥ True Love Chocolate Cake ♥


Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-2/3 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed
  • TOPPING:
  • 3/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup candy hearts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in applesauce.
  • Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Add to the butter mixture alternately with water, beating well after each addition. Fold in chips. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • For frosting, in a bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Beat in vanilla. Fold in whipped topping. Frost cake. Refrigerate until serving. Just before serving, sprinkle with coconut and candy. 
  • Yield: 24 servings.

~~Healthy Cooking, February/March 2009~~

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