Valentine's Day is almost cruel.
Thanksgiving and Christmas bring loads of rich, savory dishes and delicious desserts. You gain a few extra pounds. Then New Year comes along and you make a resolution to eat healthy, exercise and lose the weight. You start off doing well, creating new, better habits, and then BAM! Valentine's Day.
At just about the time that you're growing tired of baked chicken breasts, and would kill for a Hershey's kiss, it's time for the obligatory decadent, romantic dinner for two; sinfully rich dessert; and gifts of chocolates.
Fear not! You can eat chocolate on Valentine's Day without killing your waistline! Our What's Baking theme this month is Baking Healthier. This chocolate bundt cake from Cooking Light is rich, moist and chocolate-y. You'll have a hard time believing that this cake has about half the calories and half the fat of a typical chocolate bundt cake.
This cake is incredibly easy to make, and doesn't take much more than a minute longer than baking from a boxed mix. And because it is so moist, it would stand up well to being frozen, wrapped well in a double-layer of plastic wrap.
Enjoy this cake on its own, or serve with a handful of fresh berries, a dusting of confectioners' sugar, a dollop of whipped cream, or a drizzle of Cooking Light's chocolate sauce.
Yummy yum yum!! Would love to try this. I've never baked a bundt cake before...time to try it.
BTW, I'm hosting a cute Valentine's day giveaway on my blog.Please visit and pass the word around.
Eva @ Eva Bakes says
This looks great! I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone makes this month - it's always nice to have healthier versions of your favorite baked goods!
Christie - Food Done Light says
Really like this recipe but are the ingredients listed twice? Also the directions looks like each step is listed twice? Love that there is no butter or oil!
Thank you for pointing that out! Looks like something went screwy with the plug-in I use. There actually should be 1/4 cup of butter listed in the recipe, though.
Nancy Pfeifer says
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There is no recipe or ingredient list!