Skinny Brownie Cake

Skinny Brownie Cake

This Skinny Brownie Cake is as decadent as any brownie, the only difference is that you are not going to feel guilty after eating it 🙂

 Skinny Brownie Cake



Let’s make a statement. I LOVE Brownies, who doesn’t?
At the same time I honestly have to admit that I have never ever baked any traditional brownies. Everytime I look for recipes I always get so scared when I read the amount of butter that goes in it. I can pass on flour, sugar and eggs… but that amount of butter can’t be healthy for anybody, it’s far far more than your body will ever need. So I decided to do few experiments and try and find a way to bake a chocolate cake that could be dense, decadent, chocolatey just like brownies. Well, you have to trust me on this: you will not tell the difference! The trick though, is not to overbake it. I usually bake it at a very low heat too, I bake it at 160 degrees celsius and never more than 30 minutes. This is the rule for me and for my oven, but as you know every oven can be a little bit different, so it’s very important you try and understand your own oven.





The cake itself is very easy. Instead of all that butter I just use 40ml of extravergin olive oil (far far less than the usual 200gr of butter in the common recipes) and no other fattening ingredients apart ftom 1 egg… but we can allow that one egg in a whole cake. You can use semiskimmed milk or skimmed milk, the choice is yours and I can’t see it makes much difference for the final result. I also want to talk about the raw cacao powder that I always use in my recipes ( Raw Cacao Powder (Organic), 16-ounce ). You can’t believe how good this is for you! it’s a real superfood. I find it so satisfying when I bake a cake and I can include an ingredient that is actually good for you but most of all it taste good, after all it’s chocolate! I am still experimenting for the perfect light recipe to bake classic brownies and I’m so excited to say that it will be coming soon ☺. In the main while you can enjoy this gorgeous dense brownie cake with no guilt.


Skinny Brownie Cake
Serves 10
This Skinny Brownie Cake is as decadent as any brownie, the only difference is that you are not going to feel guilty after eating it :)
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
147 calories
22 g
21 g
5 g
2 g
1 g
55 g
22 g
14 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 147
Calories from Fat 48
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 21mg
Sodium 22mg
Total Carbohydrates 22g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 14g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. Flour 100gr
  2. Light Muscovado Sugar 70gr
  3. Golden Caster Sugar 50gr
  4. Extravergin Olive Oil 40ml
  5. Semi Skimmed Milk 200ml
  6. 1 Egg
  7. Raw Cacao Powder 70gr
  8. White Chocolate 25gr (optional)
  9. 2 teaspoons of Baking Powder
  1. Using an electic mixer, mix the egg and all the sugar untill the mixture looks fluffy and smooth.
  2. Add to your mixture: raw cocoa, milk, flour 1 spoon at the time and keep mixing.
  3. Add the baking powder and mix a little more.
  4. Pour the mixture in a 10 inches non stick cake tin, that you have already brushed with a little butter and flour.
  5. Bake the cake at 160 degrees celsius for 30 minutes.
  1. When the cake is cold, you can melt some white chocolate and use it to decorate.
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