Healthy Snack: Chocolate Sin Cake

Everyone is trying to save money these days, which means you’re probably not eating out as much as you would like. However, you can make a number of the recipes you love at home, so you put more money in the monthly budget.

Chocolate Sin CakeWith new research on the health benefits of dark chocolate, many name brand chocolates are trying to position themselves as healthy recipe, when they don’t really offer you any health benefits whatsoever. To identify brands of truly healthy chocolate, you must know what substances in chocolate contain the health value.

While healthy, organic, raw or minimally-processed chocolates are not yet the mainstream, they are becoming widely available and recognized as a delicious and responsible choice. A healthy chocolate should contain cacao content of 70% or greater. Chocolates containing less have more fillers, more fat and fewer (if any) health benefits. It’s important to read the labels. Just because chocolate is dark, doesn’t necessarily mean it offers any health benefits.

The Chocolate Sin is a cake that is rich and flavorful–and one that you probably have more times than you should. So, if you’re making the cake at home, you can substitute the butter for margarine, as well as alternative forms of sugar that will be just as tasty.

Ingredients: chocolate sin cake2

10 ounces semisweet chocolate
10 ounces canola margarine.
1-1/2 cups sugar
8 large eggs

Preparation Instructions:

Melt chocolate over a double boiler. Stir in canola margarine. Slowly whisk in sugar until incorporated. Pour chocolate into a bowl. Beat eggs until frothy. Mix eggs into chocolate mixture well. Spray a spring form pan with non-stick canola spray. Line the bottom of pan with parchment paper. Spray parchment with canola non-stick spray. Pour batter into pan. Place the spring form pan into a larger baking dish.Make a water bath by pouring boiling water halfway up the outside of the spring form pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1-1/2 hours. Cool and invert onto plate. Refrigerate overnight.



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