FOX 4 Healthy Habits: Heart Healthy Chocolate Cake recipe

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One-Bowl Chocolate Cake


  • ¾ cup + 2 Tablespoons whole-wheat pastry flour ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup nonfat buttermilk
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ c hot strong black coffee
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  2. Coat a 9-inch round cake pan with cooking spray.
  3. Line the pan with a circle of wax paper.
  4. Whisk flour, granulated sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
  5. Add buttermilk, brown sugar, egg, oil and vanilla.
  6. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  7. Add hot coffee and beat to blend.  (The batter will be quite thin.)
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  9. Bake the cake until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean, 30-35 minutes.
  10. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes; remove from pan, peel off the wax paper and let cool completely.
  11. Dust the top with confectioner’s sugar before slicing.


Nutrition information per serving – 12 servings: 139 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 26 g carbohydrates, 2 g protein, 2 g fiber, 212 mg sodium, 60 mg potassium

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