cakes and cookies

Guilt free- Warm chocolate fudge cake

April 2, 2008

The moment we picture our self eating cakes and cookies we instantly dread the calories loaded in it. That’s what stop us from having sinful cakes. I always love baking cakes and I think it is a kind of passion in me to always try out new recipes.

I do subscribe few magazines and the tempting picture in it drives me insane. This cake was so tempting and it was featured in low cal section. Usually the chocolate cakes have 26 g fat per serve but this cake is only 9.3 g fat per serve. Wow what a reduction!!!

I have bake it couple of times and it was always irresistible for my family. It is very simple cake without any raising agents and extra butter.The hazelnut meal also adds a nutty flavor to the cake.The original recipe had called for a good quality dark chocolate approx 75 % cocoa .This time I made a slight variation of using orange flavored chocolate. The orange and chocolate combination is always divine.

I personally have an addiction to orange flavored cookies or cakes. I have also tried these cakes using plain dark chocolate and adding fresh orange zest. The original recipe is adapted from October2007 edition of Superfoodideas It is an Australian magazine and I am a loyal subscriber of this wonderful magazine. I have been a regular reader for last 5 years and since having moved from Sydney to Beijing . My husband subscribed the magazine for me. So every month I have some new tempting recipes knocking at minds doorstep and also thanks to the creative food blogging website where there is no limit our imagination.


½ cup boiling water
½ cup cocoa powder
¾ cup sugar
1/3 cup plain flour
1/3 cup hazelnut meal
80g darkchoclate with 75 % cocoa ( melted)
2 eggs
1tbslp orange zest
Walnuts ( optional)


Mix the boiling water and cocoa until smooth. Add melted chocolate, hazelnut meal,plain flour, sugar, eggs and orange zest .Using a hand blender whisk until well incorporated.

Preheat oven to 180’c and grease a muffin tin. Pour the batter and fill the muffin holes .Bake for 15 mins.

serve warm.
If you don’t mind having a slightly calorie loaded dessert for the evening , here is a wonderful option of having it with a scoope of vanilla ice-cream and drizzled with warm chocolate syrup.

Variation- Hazelnut meal can be replaced by Almond meal.

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  • Reply Anonymous April 2, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    This looks out of the world shibani…will try it for sure.


  • Reply arundati April 2, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    looks delicious…especially with the icecream!!

  • Reply Alpa April 2, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    cupcakes look so chocolatey! and guilt free too? Wow! i would be so tempted to eat them all, lol.

  • Reply bee April 2, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    what a wonderful recipe!!

  • Reply sandhya April 2, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    cupcakes looks yum… great recipe…

  • Reply Richa April 2, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    looks so delicious 🙂
    hope to see more of such recipes, how about some eggless too 😉

  • Reply ranji April 2, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    wow!!!this is one amazing delicacy!!!bookmarked!!!love it love it love it…:)

  • Reply Divya Vikram April 2, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    mmm.looks yum

  • Reply Rachel April 2, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    very tempting one!

  • Reply Dhivya April 2, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    wow!really tempting one:)so yummmm

  • Reply Rina April 2, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    This is gr8…sure to try. I love fudge.

  • Reply Meera April 3, 2008 at 12:24 am

    Looks wonderful. i think I may replace hazelnut meal with almond meal since I have it in my pantry. I will try this soon.

  • Reply Swati Raman Garg April 3, 2008 at 2:01 am

    whuppy.. too good… thanks for visiting and keep dropping by…

  • Reply Madhavi April 3, 2008 at 3:34 am

    Hi, first time on your blog, nice recipes.

    Cake looks yummmm :))

    Plz do visit @

  • Reply Pearlsofeast April 3, 2008 at 5:21 am

    Thanks Richa,

    It is possible to have eggless cupcakes.Use egg substitue available on the health section of the supermarket.They are great.I have also tried.Good results.

  • Reply sowmya April 3, 2008 at 11:09 am

    they look absolutely tempting…

  • Reply Vaishali April 3, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    What a lovely-looking cake. And I love the title of your blog! 🙂

  • Reply Pearlsofeast April 3, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Thanks vaishali, really appreciate your comments

  • Reply Deborah April 4, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    What a wonderful cake! And I love not having to feel so guilty!

  • Reply Melanie Gao April 6, 2008 at 2:27 am

    I’m going to try this one for sure, as soon as I get moved in to my house that has an oven! 🙂

    – melanie

  • Reply vandana rajesh April 8, 2008 at 10:29 am

    This is absolutely divine. Guess i will just enjoy without worrying about the calories. Truly divine.

  • Reply Mona April 8, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Wow! That looks scrumptious!

  • Reply TBC April 22, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    Yummy!! Chocolate in any form is my weakness. That looks so rich and decadent.:-)

    You lived in Sydney? That’s where my sis is now…

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