This Slice of Chocolate Cake – It’s a whopping 29 calories – The Recipe – Updated

So how many of you are starting the New Year with a resolution to lose a few calories. 

Well this delicious slice of moist chocolate cake will only set you back 29 calories. 

That means a quarter of the entire cake is 58 calories. It’s filling too. 

On Twitter I had a lot of comments when I posted a photo of this cake slice and it’s calories that it wasn’t possible to be that low. My wife had baked the cake so I knew she wouldn’t be wrong but what I didn’t know was it was a cake recipe from Nigella Lawson. 

Below are ingredients. All credit to Nigella Lawson.  Happy baking 😀

– 150 ml regular olive oil (plus more for greasing)

– 50 grams good-quality cocoa powder (sifted)

– 125 ml boiling water

– 2 teaspoons best vanilla extract

– 150 grams ground almonds (or 125g plain flour / 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour)

– ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

– 1 pinch of salt

– 200 grams caster sugar

– 3 large eggs

For more information on how to bake this gem, head over to Nigella Lawson.

UPDATE – seems my myfitnesspal has the calories incorrect. Based on my own calculations and thanks to Kev for highlighting as well, it’s more like 400 calories per slice. 


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