Chocolate - Date Pudding Cake

“Recipe courtesy Tyler Florence. Food 911 - Episode - Not Too Sweet To Eat. I haven't yet made this but watched the episode & was intrigued by the use of dates & chocolate in a low fat, fiber rich dessert. Substituting Splenda granular for some/all of the sugar would make this almost guilt free!”
READY IN:
1hr
SERVES:
8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 1 1/2 quart souffle dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Put the dates and water in a pot over medium-low heat. Cook and stir for 10 minutes until the dates are very soft. Transfer the softened dates to a food processor and puree until smooth.
  3. Add the sugar and vanilla, puree again until well-blended. Scoop out the puree into a mixing bowl.
  4. Sift together the cocoa powder and flour and add to the date mixture. Fold gently until well mixed.
  5. In a mixing bowl, whip the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Fold the egg whites into the date mixture.
  6. Pour the batter into the coated souffle dish, spreading it evenly with a spatula. Bake on the middle rack for 25 minutes until the outside is just set. Cool to room temperature.
  7. Shake some confectioners' sugar on top and serve.

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