The Almost No Fat Chocolate Delight
Looks sinful but it isn't!!!
Making low fat Look and Taste Wonderful
This is for all those chocolate lovers out there that crave something decadent and satisfying, but feel like they need to go to confession after they've eaten it. I have for health reasons tried to modify many desserts and foods for fat and calorie content. The trick my brain needed to enjoy most foods was it had to look like I was cheating, lol. Also, our family has quite a few pot luck events, and I always bring one of my "special" treats without letting anyone know it is low fat, and no one can tell the difference.
Lowering the fat content in desserts is a fantastic way to eat healthier and lose weight. It also provides a satisfying low fat, low calorie "fix" when you are dieting or working on your weight and you are just craving something sweet. This dessert is truly a treat that is satisfying. It is a wonderful addition to a menu when you have to consider health issues for loved ones. This dessert is diabetic friendly, heart friendly, and is open to further tweaking to meet other diet needs. Feel free to play with it.
- 12 Chocolate Cupcakes, you will need egg substitute and low fat margarine for using in the cake.batter
- Chocolate Pudding, Low fat or fat free milk, or even water to mix the pudding
- Fat Free Whipped Topping, you can also use sugar free or totally free topping
- Garnish, you can use a cherry, fruit, or anything you think looks pretty and appealing
Cheating on the Fat With Ease
- When preparing the cupcakes, just follow the instructions on the package, substituting egg beaters for the eggs, and low fat margarine for the oil. Pour in muffin wells sprayed with low fat non stick spray, and cook for @ 24 minutes at 350F
- Next set out a bowl for the pudding. You have the option of using low fat/ fat free milk, or water to make the pudding mix. Either of them will work fine, I personally use water. Mix the pudding package as directed and place in the fridge while the brownies are cooking. It will thicken and set up just fine using water so you don't have to worry about the consistency when you assemble the dessert.
- Make sure you take the whipped topping out of the freezer to thaw in the fridge. I know from personal experience that this is an important step; whipped topping does now cooperate well in brick form, lol. I use fat free topping. Any brand is fine. You can use sugar free, or totally free which is a nice option if you are watching both sugar and fat content.
- Once the cupcakes are cooled, here is how to assemble and present it to your family/guests. In a dessert bowl, take one cupcake and break the top off it. Place the bottom portion in the bowl and put 2 TBS of chocolate pudding on top of it. Then put a spoonful of fat free whipped cream on top of the pudding. Replace the top of the cupcake and again pour 2 TBS of pudding on top. Add a large spoonful of the whipped topping to the dessert. You can garnish with strawberries, cherries, orange slice or whatever you like.
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My best Guestimate on Nutrition
|Serving size: 1|
|Calories from Fat||27|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 3 g||5%|
|Saturated fat 1 g||5%|
|Unsaturated fat 2 g|
|Carbohydrates 11 g||4%|
|Sugar 10 g|
|Fiber 1 g||4%|
|Protein 2 g||4%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|