Chocolate Cake with Powdered Sugar
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Chocolate-Date Pudding Cake

Course Dessert
Keyword chocolate cake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces pitted dates about 2 cups
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Confectioners' sugar for dusting

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 1 1/2 quart souffle dish with non-stick spray.
  • Put the dates and water in a pot over medium-low heat. Cook and stir for 10 minutes until the dates are very soft. Transfer the softened dates to a food processor and puree until smooth. Add the sugar and vanilla, puree again until well-blended. Scoop out the puree into a mixing bowl. Sift together the cocoa powder and flour and add to the date mixture. Fold using a rubber spatula; combine gently until well mixed.
  • In a mixing bowl, whip the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Fold the egg whites into the date mixture.
  • Pour the batter into the coated souffle dish, spreading it evenly with a spatula. Bake on the middle rack for 25 minutes until the outside is just set. Cool to room temperature. Shake some confectioners' sugar on top and serve.

Notes

From: Tyler Florence on Food Network
If you don’t have a 1½ quart souffle or casserole dish, you can also use a 9-inch bread pan (glass). Check after 20 minutes of baking.