{Recipe} Chocolate Peanut Butter Angel Food Cake

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Angel food cake is one of our go-to desserts when we’re trying to be somewhat healthy – light & fluffy & fat free – what could be better than that? …Chocolate, duh. And peanut butter. I was all set to make a pink angel food cake for Valentine’s Day, then Bryan suggested making it chocolatey. Which then led me to realize we should make it peanut buttery too. The result was a chocolate peanut butter angel food cake that is still {almost} fat-free.

I hesitate to call this a recipe since I made it with the help of my good friend Betty Crocker, but I guess you could file it under the ‘half-homemade’ category.

I prepared a boxed angel food cake mix as directed on the package. Then I added about 2 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa and 2 tbsp of PB2 (do you use PB2? We love that stuff!) to the batter. After baking the cake, I made a glaze with a mix of powdered sugar and water and drizzled that over the top.

We enjoyed how it turned out. I wondered if the unsweetened cocoa would be too bitter, but the flavor was nice. And with only 2.5 g of fat in the entire cake, it’s still almost fat free for a serving (or two). Sure, it’s not exactly health food, but I’d definitely consider this a reduced guilt dessert!

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