1 STF: Homemade Low-er Fat Chocolate Sauce

Friday, January 25, 2013

Homemade Low-er Fat Chocolate Sauce

Homemade Low Fat Chocolate Sauce

Remember how I made that chocolate cake without any chocolate? That cake was still OK but I wanted chocolate, damn it! I found a recipe for chocolate syrup at Glorious Treats and turned it into a sauce. I love it because it has no dairy or fat (although lots of calories). I thought it would be perfect to smother the cake in.


The Recipe

Homemade Low Fat Chocolate Sauce

In a small sauce pan add 1 1/2 cup sugar, 3/4 cup cocoa powder and a dash of salt.

Homemade Low Fat Chocolate Sauce

Add I cup of water.

Homemade Low Fat Chocolate Sauce

Bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and cook 1 minute.

Homemade Low Fat Chocolate Sauce

I was worried there would be clumps or bits but there weren't!

Homemade Low Fat Chocolate Sauce

Add 1 tsp of vanilla. It was at this point I realized this syrup is going to be way too thin and I should have added the vanilla after I thickened it. Doh!

Homemade Low Fat Chocolate Sauce

I put the sauce back on the stove, brought it to a simmer and then added a slurry of 1 tbsp cornstarch mixed into 2 tbsp water. I whisked it together until it got nice and thick. (This is when you should add the vanilla, off the heat!)

Homemade Low Fat Chocolate Sauce

I let the sauce cool a bit and then began slathering....

Homemade Low Fat Chocolate Sauce

... and slathering...


Foodie Results

Homemade Low Fat Chocolate Sauce

Now that is dark and delicious! I love how the sauce almost looks like a naughty smile along the edge of the plate. Wow, what a difference! It was delicious.

Homemade Low Fat Chocolate Sauce

I even used the sauce to make my own hot chocolate and it was divine!

What a perfect light healthier-kind of sauce than using say a ganache for the cake. Although that would have also been amazing.

Homemade Low Fat Chocolate Sauce

This recipes makes around 2 cups of chocolate sauce. I put some in the freezer and this morning just used the sauce to make a morning banana mocha smoothie. Fantastic!

I love how easy, fast and simple this sauce is to make. A total keeper recipe for me.

4 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Naughty smile is right! Looks delicious.

Jessica Wiemann said...

Cocoa powder is actually 20% fat, so I wouldn't say this is a 'no fat' recipe. Sorry!

Suzie Ridler said...

Thanks Debra! Glad you see it too!

Jessica, good to know, I changed it to low-er fat. Certainly not as high as ganache!

Shell said...

Oh my, this look delish and easy to do.