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Cocoa Cake

Yield 12 servings (serving size: 1 piece)
"Cocoa Cake is quick and easy to put together, and it keeps very well if stored in an airtight container." --CL Reader

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup boiling water
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1 (4-ounce) jar prune baby food
  • 1 3/4 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 167
  • caloriesfromfat 4 %
  • fat 0.7 g
  • satfat 0.3 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 2.9 g
  • carbohydrate 37.4 g
  • fiber 0.2 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1.8 mg
  • sodium 162 mg
  • calcium 31 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine sugar and boiling water in a small bowl, stirring until sugar dissolves. Let cool. Add egg whites and baby food to cooled sugar mixture; stir until well-blended.

  2. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients (flour through salt) in a medium bowl; stir well. Add egg white mixture to flour mixture, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened.

  3. Pour batter into a 9-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Let cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Sift powdered sugar over top of cake.