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Welcome to Tweaked at Chez Jan de la Dayton....translated to 'tweaked at Jan's house in Dayton'! Sounds fancy, but it's not. If you choose to share a recipe, be kind and give me kudos for it. The pictures are NOT to be taken off this blog unless used in a direct link to this blog. Once upon a time I was a Weight Watchers leader....that chapter is closed. But I still like to eat and bake and don't like the weight that finds its way to me too easily. So I go find delicious-sounding recipes and tweak them. Some recipes, however, just don't turn out right if they're tweaked. I've not posted anything....so far.....that isn't WW friendly. That might change, and I'll warn you if I post something with 'scary' P+ values. For those who don't use substitutions, the ratio for Splenda granulated/sugar is 1:1 and the ratio for egg substitute/eggs is 1/4 cup of egg sub = 1 egg. Now.....let's have some fun in the kitchen!!!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Vegan Chocolate Cake With Frosting

Today, 4/19/13, I had to do my last Weight Watchers meeting at Rhea Medical Center.  This is the meeting I went to when I began my weight loss journey on 9/19/07 and then in April 2008 I 'took over' as Leader for this meeting. So many memories were going through my mind at today's meeting. I've been baking and sharing at this meeting for 5 years and thought I would do the same for the last meeting.  This recipe was given to me a few years ago from my friend, Cathy H.  I've made it before and it's already on here, but this time I've added pictures and the most delicious frosting. I used White Chocolate Pudding mix in the frosting......but you can use whatever flavor tickles your tongue!

VEGAN CHOCOLATE CAKE
Makes 12 Servings
1 Serving = 3 PointsPlus™

 
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
5 TBSP unsweetened baking cocoa
2 cups Splenda granulated
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tsp vanilla
2 TBSP white vinegar
2 cups water

Preheat oven to 350º.

Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Make a 'well' by pushing the ingredients to the sides of the bowl.
 
 
Add liquid ingredients into the well and mix together.
 

 
Pour the batter into a 9 x 13-inch pan or two 9” round cake pans that have been lightly sprayed with non-stick spray.
 
 
Bake for 30 minutes.


Again....thanx Cathy Huff for the most delicious cake recipe!!!

This is the frosting recipe I used this time:

WHITE CHOCOLATE PUDDING/COOL WHIP FROSTING

1 (1 oz.) box Jell-O brand White Chocolate sugar-free/fat-free instant pudding mix
1 cup fat-free milk
1 (8 oz.) tub of fat-free whipped topping, thawed


Whisk together the pudding mix and milk until it begins to thicken.
 
 
Fold in the whipped topping.




Frost the cake.
 
 
Not enough of the frosting used is enough to add any PointsPlus™ value to the cake because it made so much that I had some leftover. But if you use all of the frosting, add 1 PointsPlus™.

Now for the 'legal mumbo-jumbo' to keep me out of court!!   *** The PointsPlus™ value for this recipe was calculated by me (Jan Gomes) and is not an endorsement or approval of this recipe by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus™ registered trademark. ***

Later!
Loving Life(time)!
Jan

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