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Healthified Chocolate-Almond Pudding Cake

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40% less fat • 75% less sat fat • 27% fewer calories than the original recipe. Gooey, yummy, chocolaty—and now healthified! A homey dessert gets an update.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 9

Ingredients

1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/4
cup chopped almonds, toasted*
1/4
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
2
teaspoons baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup fat-free (skim) milk
2
tablespoons canola oil
2
teaspoons vanilla
1/4
teaspoon almond extract
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1 3/4
cups water
Vanilla reduced-fat ice cream, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In medium bowl, mix flour, granulated sugar, almonds, 1/4 cup cocoa, the baking powder and salt. Stir in milk, oil, vanilla and almond extract until blended. Spread batter in pan.
  • 2 In 1-quart saucepan, mix brown sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa with wire whisk. Stir in water; heat just to boiling, stirring occasionally. Pour over batter.
  • 3 Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until center is set. Cool 30 minutes before serving.
  • 4 To serve, spoon warm cake into individual dessert bowls; spoon pudding from baking dish over cake. Serve with ice cream.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 90
  • Fat Reduced By 4g
  • Saturated Fat Reduced By 3g
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
190mg
190%;
Total Carbohydrate
45g
45%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
31g
31%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

The Original vs. Healthified

Live Better America lets you enjoy your favorite dishes without worry or guilt. Our nutritionists switch ingredients, reduce amounts and use other kitchen tricks to turn the original recipes into Healthified recipes that are good and good for you.

Before After
3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup chopped almonds 1/4 cup chopped almonds, toasted*
1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup fat-free (skim) milk
1/4 cup butter 2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla 2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
330 (before)
240 (after)
Saturated Fat
 
 
4 g (before)
1 g (after)
Total Fat
 
 
10 g (before)
6 g (after)

Did You Know?

Expert Tips

*To toast almonds, heat oven to 350°F. Spread almonds in ungreased shallow pan. Bake 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown.

We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the original.

For a mocha-flavored dessert, add 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules to the batter mixture.

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/19/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
190mg
190%;
Total Carbohydrate
45g
45%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
31g
31%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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