I saw you on Rachael Ray -- you had some sort of chocolate cake that was made with pumpkin. Can you please give us the recipe? I saw a brownie/muffin recipe on your site that looks similar, but it's not exactly the same. Please tell me about this cake...
Dear Cake Me,
Boy, that cake is popular! Since the TV appearance, I have received this question more than 146 times. Yep, the cake you saw on the RR show is very similar to our Yum Yum Brownie Muffins (made famous in our daily emails and the first HG cookbook!). It has just two ingredients: a box of chocolate cake mix and a can of pure pumpkin. No eggs and no oil. This simple swap adds just 145 calories and 1g fat to your entire cake, as opposed to the 1,190 calories and 125g fat the recommended eggs and oil add. Insanity!!! And the cake tastes 100% chocolatey and delicious. Here's the recipe...
HG's Yum Yum Chocolate Cake
PER SERVING (1 slice, 1/12th of cake): 181 calories, 3.5g fat, 357mg sodium, 37g carbs, 2g fiber, 20g sugars, 2g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*
Ingredients: One 18.25-oz. box devil's food cake mix One 15-oz. can pure pumpkin
Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix the two ingredients together in a bowl. Don't add anything else that may be mentioned on the box, such as eggs, oil, or water. The mixture will be very thick, so you might be tempted to add in other things to make the batter smoother. Do NOT do this! Just keep on stirring until completely mixed.
Transfer batter to a 9-inch cake pan sprayed with nonstick spray, and smooth out the top with a spatula or the back of a spoon. Place pan in the oven, and bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
Allow to cool, and then cut into 12 slices. Enjoy!
MAKES 12 SERVINGS
There you go -- consider yourself CAKED!
When will you have a link to all your great video clips on your website? I have seen some of your videos pop up in the emails, but I don't know where to find them now. Help, HG!
Hungry G. TV Fiend
Dear Hungry G. TV Fiend,
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