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Chocberry cake

Ingredients (10 servings):

  • 500 g fresh strawberries (2 pints
  • 10g brown sugar
  • 60 ml boiling water (1/4 c)
  • 5 ml vanilla extract (1 t)
  • 90 ml light margarine (6 t)
  • 100 g sugar (1/2 c
  • 125 g self-raising flour (1/2 c)
  • 60 g cocoa (4 t)
  • 10 g baking powder (2 t)
  • 2.5 g salt (1/2 t)
  • 60 g oat bran (1/4 c)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 60 ml fat free milk (1/4 c)

How to make it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180° C (350° F).
  2. Wash and quarter half of the strawberries and place them in a saucepan on low heat. Add brown sugar, water and vanilla extract and simmer gently while making the cake batter.
  3. Cream margarine and sugar.
  4. Sift flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt into a separate bowl. Add the oat bran and lift up a few times with a spoon to incorporate air.
  5. Add the egg and egg white to the margarine mixture individually, alternating with one or two spoonfuls of dry ingredients. Use an electric mixer to blend well.
  6. Fold remaining dry ingredients, strawberry mixture and milk into batter.
  7. Lightly grease a 200 x 70 mm (3 x 8 in) loaf pan using non-stick cooking spray and spoon in the batter.
  8. Place in oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes until done.
  9. When ready to serve, decorate with remaining fresh strawberries.

Nutritional values per slice:

  • Calories 141 kcal
  • Protein 3 g
  • Fat 6 g
  • Carbohydrates 19 g
  • Fibre 2 g
  • Cholesterol 23 mg
  • Sodium 233 mg

Remember to discuss any changes to your diet with your healthcare professional.

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Recipe and picture taken from the low GI, low fat recipe book by registered dietitians Gabi Steenkamp and Liesbet Delport, Eating for Sustained Energy 3 (Tafelberg).

3 August 2020