September 26, 2010

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Recipe | Taste of Home Recipes

Posted in Recipes tagged , , , , at 8:20 pm by keepyourhearthealthy

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Recipe | Taste of Home Recipes

This wonderful recipe from Taste of Home makes a delectable chocolate peanut butter cake using low fat and reduced fat ingredients.


  • 1 package (18-1/4 ounces) chocolate cake mix
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk


  • In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, water, sour cream and egg whites on medium speed for 2 minutes. Coat a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan with cooking spray and dust with flour. Pour batter into pan.
  • In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, egg, sugar, peanut butter and milk until smooth. Drop by tablespoonfuls over batter and swirl with a knife. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

Please see the original recipe at Taste of Home for the nutrition facts!

August 29, 2010

Heart Healthy Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

Posted in Recipes tagged , , , , , at 4:52 pm by keepyourhearthealthy

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins

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From Health magazine comes a double chocolate treat that has only 2 grams of saturated fat in each muffin.

Mariska’s Joyful Heart Fudge Chip Muffins


  • Cooking spray
  • 1  cup  applesauce
  • 1  teaspoon  canola oil
  • 1/2  cup  turbinado sugar
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1/4  teaspoon  almond extract
  • 3/4  cup  oat flour
  • 1/3  cup  unsweetened cocoa
  • 2  teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/8  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/2  cup  semisweet dairy- and gluten-free chocolate chips (such as Sunspire)
  • Powdered sugar (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place 8 paper liners in muffin tin; coat with cooking spray.

2. Combine applesauce and next 4 ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk together the next 6 ingredients. Add oat mixture to applesauce mixture; stir until blended. Stir in chocolate chips.

3. Spoon batter into muffin cups. Bake for 20–22 minutes, rotating the pan a half-turn after 10 minutes. Muffins are done when tops are firm to the touch.

4. Cool slightly. Top with powdered sugar, if desired.

Please see the original recipe at MyRecipes.

June 26, 2010

Heart-Healthy Mocha Pudding Cake Recipe

Posted in Recipes tagged , , , , at 12:17 am by keepyourhearthealthy

This heart-healthy Mocha Pudding Cake Recipe is love at first bite.  The recipe is from the Better Homes & Gardens website and they list the nutrition facts as only 1 gram of fat per serving!!  Looks like you can have your cake and eat it to.  Yum!


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-3/4 cups hot water
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 cup cappuccino chunk low-fat ice cream

Click on the original website for directions at this link: