Chocolate Mud Cake


  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 5 1/4 oz (150g) dark chocolate - melted
  • 5 1/4 oz (150g) light butter - melted
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 3 1/2 oz (100g) ground almonds
  • 4 eggs - separated
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar - sifted


Preheat oven to 325ºF (160ºC).

Coat an 8-inch (20cm) square cake pan with cooking spray.

In a large bowl combine the cocoa and water.

Stir until smooth. Add the chocolate, butter, sugar and almonds.

Stir in the egg yolks one at a time.

Beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.

Gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 1 hour 15 minutes or until firm. Remove the cake from the pan and dust with the powdered sugar. Cut into 12 pieces to serve.


Cocoa powder is a low fat ingredient – compared to chocolate - used to add richness to chocolaty desserts and snacks. Experiment with cocoa powder in some of your favorite dessert recipes so you can create your own POINT-friendly treats.

Recipe Health Review:

How Healthy is the Chocolate Mud Cake Recipe?

Recipe makes: 12 servings.

Healthy eating information for 1 serving(s):

Watchful Nutrition
Calories: 251
Carbohydrates: 25
Total Fat: 15
Saturated Fat: 7
Cholesterol: 90
Sodium: 91
Good for You
Fiber: 2
Protein: 5
Weight Watchers
Points: 6