Cocoa Cake

A friend came to visit this morning, and she always bakes delicious treats when we visit her. In trying to keep on the healthy track, I found this tasty and simple recipe and whipped it up for morning tea.

The recipe is again from my low-fat cook book, it claimed to be brownies, but it really has more of a cake texture. They are a great chocolatey treat when trying to be healthy that you don’t have to feel guilty about.

My three-year old decided to help, what a disaster! She flicked the sieve when it was full of cocoa powder and it ended up every where! All over the kitchen and her! The joys of cooking with kids I guess! We still had a lovely time making cake.

Cocoa Cake



60 grams plain flour

60 grams self-raising flour

1 teaspoon bi-carb soda

90 grams cocoa powder

2 eggs

310 grams caster sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla essence

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

200 grams low-fat vanilla fromage frais (fruche)

140 grams apple puree

Icing sugar for dusting


Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius and spray and line a 20 x 30cm baking tin.

Sift the flours, cocoa and bi-carb in a bowl.

Mix the eggs, sugar, vanilla, oil, fromage frais, and puree in a separate bowl till smooth, a whisk will help get the lumps out.

Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture and stir until well combined.

Spread in the prepared tin and bake for about 30 mins.

Leave to cool for 5 mins then take out of tin and rest on cooling rack.

Dust with icing sugar before slicing.


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3 Responses to Cocoa Cake

  1. Faye says:

    Yummy…Did you get a photo of our precious little one covered in cocoa? LOL Sorry, that’s the first thing I thought of after thinking, yummy!

  2. Dorothy says:

    my mother knows how to do this. I am pretty sure this is delicious.

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