Our friends are British and treated us to a traditional Sunday Roast. It was quite a feast for a mid-day meal, and everything was so delicious! We had an assortment of steamed and roasted veggies along with roasted chicken that was so perfectly moist. My friend also made Yorkshire Pudding to share with us, which was new for us as we had never had it before and quite honestly, I thought it would be a true pudding. Not the case, it's more of a puffed up pancake that is savory in flavor. My Oldest has already asked that I try to make them at home, so yes they were quite a hit with us!
Since they prepared this fabulous meal for us I had asked what I could bring to contribute to our first get together after so many months. Dessert it was! As you might notice... I do love to make desserts so, when I'm asked to bring one I go searching for something that I know will taste like a true indulgence... and these days I like to find something that is also lighter on the calories. I ended up back at Cooking Light's website and found a recipe for a Chocolate Bundt Cake.
I made only slight adjustments to the recipe based on the reviews I found. I used unsweetened applesauce to replace the butter and skipped the espresso coffee ground and added about 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips to the batter. It baked up beautifully and was so moist that I really couldn't tell that there was no butter or oil in the cake.
The cream cheese frosting uses the 1/3 less fat cream cheese and 1 cup of powdered sugar and just a teaspoon of vanilla. I added about 1 teaspoon of milk to moisten it up a bit more. My Boys thought the cake needed a bit more added to it, so they sprinkled some mini chocolate chips across the top.
The cake was a huge hit with everyone today, with only a small wedge left! I will definitely want to make this again to share with friends and family. If you want to give it a try, the full recipe can be found HERE at Cooking Light.
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