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Chocolate cake

Recipe Information

Servings 8
Preparation Time 30 Minutes
Cook Time 35 Minutes
Total Time 1 Hour, 5 Minutes
Difficulty Intermediate
Main Ingredient Dates; Flour
Category Fruit; Rice & Grains
Meal Snack
Type Dessert
Cuisine American
Cook Method Baking; Stove Top
Diet Heart Healthy; Low Calorie; Low Fat; Low Cholesterol; Vegetarian


  • 3 1/2 ounces of dates 

  • 1 cup apple juice 

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 

  • 1 cup of self raising flour (or 1 cup of cake flour and 1 teaspoon baking powder)

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 

  • 4 egg whites 

  • 3/4 cup artificial sweetener 

  • 2 teaspoon powdered sugar 

  • 2 tablespoons water (optional)



  • Preheat the oven to 335�F.

  • Boil the dates, apple juice, and baking soda in a saucepan. Once boiling, remove from heat and place a cover over the pan. Let the mixture cool.

  • Once fully cooled, place the mixture into a food processor, and blend until the mixture is smooth.

  • Layer parchment paper in a 7-8 inch cake pan.

  • Sift the cocoa powder and flour into a large bowl. Stir the date mixture into the flour and add the vanilla extract.

  • In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until there are stiff peaks. While beating the eggs, gradually add in the artificial sweetener.

  • Fold half of the egg whites into the date mixture. Once completely combined, fold in the remaining half of the egg whites. 1-2 tablespoons of water may be added if the mixture seems dry.

  • Pour the mixture into the cake pan and bake in the oven for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

  • Place the cake onto a cooling rack and dust powdered sugar over it. Serve when cooled.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 133 cal

  • Total fat: 1g

  • Saturated fat: <1g

  • Monounsaturated fat: <1g

  • Cholesterol: 0mg

  • Sodium: 170mg

  • Potassium: 219mg

  • Carbohydrate: 31g

  • Fiber: 3g

  • Protein: 5g