Low Calorie Recipe
Rich and chocolatey but light on the waist using non fat yogurt, light cream cheese, ricotta, maple syrup, cocoa powder, egg whites and for flavor, cinnamon, Irish cream and coffee liqueurs and vanilla or almond extract.
1-3/4 cup drained non-fat yogurt
4 ounces light cream cheese
1/4 cup part-skim ricotta
1/4 cup plus 1-tablespoon maple syrup
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 large egg whites
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons light Irish cream liqueur
1 tablespoon coffee liqueur
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat eight-inch pan with cooking spray. Puree, in blender or food processor, 1 cup drained yogurt, cream cheese, ricotta, 1/4 cup maple syrup, cocoa powder, egg whites, cinnamon, and liqueurs. Pour into pan. Place half-filled pan of water on bottom rack of oven. Bake cake on center rack for 50-60 minutes.
Topping: Whisk together remaining 3/4 cup yogurt, vanilla or almond extract, and a generous tablespoon of maple syrup. Once cake is done, apply topping and decorate with fruit such as sliced strawberries or mandarin oranges. Bake 10 minutes more. This cake is best when eaten the same day it is made.
Recipe makes 10 servings
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