½ cup all-purpose flour
⅓ cup sugar or 3 tablespoons Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking (see Ingredient notes)
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
1 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 large egg
½ cup 1% milk
2 Tbsp canola oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
¾ cup semisweet chocolate chips (optional)
1 ⅓ cup hot brewed coffee
⅔ cup packed light brown sugar or Splenda Granular
¼ cup chopped walnuts or pecans, toasted
confectioners' sugar for dusting
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 1 1/2- to 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray. Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, sugar (or Splenda Sugar Blend), cocoa, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Whisk egg, milk, oil and vanilla in a glass measuring cup. Add to the flour mixture; stir with a rubber spatula until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips, if using. Scrape the batter into the prepared baking dish. Mix hot coffee and brown sugar (or Splenda Granular) in the measuring cup and pour over the batter. Sprinkle with nuts. (It may look strange at this point, but don't worry. During baking, cake forms on top with sauce underneath.)
2. Bake the pudding cake until the top springs back when touched lightly, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool for at least 10 minutes. Dust with confectioners' sugar and serve hot or warm
Ingredient Notes: Whole-wheat pastry flour--the whole-grain equivalent of cake flour--adds fiber and a rich, nutty taste.
Substituting with Splenda: In the EatingWell Test Kitchen, sucralose is the only alternative sweetener we test with when we feel the option is appropriate. For nonbaking recipes, we use Splenda Granular (boxed, not in a packet). For baking, we use Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking, a mix of sugar and sucralose. It can be substituted in recipes (1/2 cup of the blend for each 1 cup of sugar) to reduce sugar calories by half while maintaining some of the baking properties of sugar. If you make a similar blend with half sugar and half Splenda Granular, substitute this homemade mixture cup for cup.
When choosing any low- or no-calorie sweetener, be sure to check the label to make sure it is suitable for your intended use.
Provided by: EatingWell
Per Single Serving / Serves 8 Total
- Calories 220 7%
- Calories from fat 63 5%
- Total Fat 7gm 9%
- Saturated Fat 1gm 2%
- Monounsaturated Fat 3gm 10%
- Sodium 237mg
- Total Carbohydrates 20gm 11%
- Fiber 2gm
- Protein 4gm
- Cholesterol 27mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.