I was surprised to find that Joanne Chang’s Flour Cookbook http://flourbakery.com/ has a recipe for Vegan Low Fat Chocolate Cake. I expected to try out some of her delicious rich deserts that I have sampled at the bakery but instead I baked a treat for my hubby, Mark. Mark lives in a house where the heady scent of butter partners with melted chocolate, sweet fruit, and vanilla to dance an ongoing tango around our kitchen. This would not be a problem for most people but Mark is working hard to maintain a restrictive low-fat diet for health reasons.
Until now creating a real devil’s food cake for him without artificial goop seemed impossible. It is not! This cake was simple to make and is full of chocolate and coffee flavor. The texture was dense, moist, and crumbly and reminded Mark of his favorite childhood snack cake. Thanks Joanne for including this recipe in your cookbook. It is a winner in this house.
Note: picture above shows the cake with powdered sugar and candied cranberries sprinkled on top