Friday, March 21, 2014

Double Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

IMG_8909I admit it, I love chocolate....chocolate cake, chocolate brownies, chocolate candy….anything that is chocolate.  Most times the calories or in Weight Watchers terms the Points Plus are high in chocolate cake or chocolate foods.  That is why I was so excited when a cousin served this absolutely delicious cake.  It is only 3 Points Plus per serving.  The cake is baked in a 9” x 13” pan and is cut into 18 pieces so that is a pretty generous serving.

The secret ingredient is a can of pumpkin.  Yes, you read that right – pumpkin – the kind you use to make pumpkin pie.  The next thing you might think is that it will make the cake taste funny.  The answer is nope, can’t taste it at all and the cake is so moist.  I am drooling just thinking about it as I type.  OK, here is the recipe.

Double Chocolate Pumpkin Cake
Chocolate Cake Mix 15.25 oz  (whole package of dry mix)
 15 oz can of Pumpkin
1/2 cup Chocolate Chips   
1/2 cup Water   
Mix all the ingredients together and bake in a greased 13x9 pan @ 350 degrees F for 30 min. Test with a toothpick as you want it baked all the way through and with the added pumpkin it may take a bit longer to finish baking.  Cut 3x6 for 18 pieces.   3 WW P+  IMG_8908I don’t know what the calories would be so please don’t ask but know they would be lower because the you leave the oil and eggs out of the mix.  .If you leave out the chocolate chips you can lower the P+ and calorie values even more.  Serve slightly warm and the chocolate chips will be melty inside the cake. Yum! Add fat free cool whip for topping if desired.

Anybody that has eaten this cake has loved it and didn’t know they were eating a lower calorie version with pumpkin.  John really thought it was good and has asked me to make it again. 

Oh, I almost forgot….it is only low calorie if you eat one piece not several!


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