Chocolate Raspberry Shortcake Recipe

No one will know this decadent dessert recipe-rich chocolate shortcake filled with a fresh raspberry sauce-has less than 150 calories per serving. It’s romantic, delicious and low calorie.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp cold reduced-calorie, trans fat free margarine, cut into bits
  • 1/4 cup skim evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cups raspberries
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp confectioners sugar
  • Mint sprigs, for garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Lightly coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Into a bowl, sift together cocoa powder, flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add margarine, and blend the mixture until it resembles coarse meal.
  3. Add evaporated milk and stir mixture with a fork until it forms a dough.
  4. Divide the dough in half, arrange each half in a mound on baking sheet, and bake for 10 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the centers comes out with crumbs clinging to it.
  5. Transfer the shortcakes to a rack and let them cool.
  6. In a bowl, mash 3/4 cup of the raspberries with a fork. Add sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  7. Stir in the remaining 3/4 cup raspberries. Cut the shortcakes in half horizontally. Top each bottom half with half the raspberry mixture and 1 1/2 tablespoons yogurt.
  8. Top with the top half of a shortcake. Sprinkle shortcakes with confectioners sugar and garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Amount Per Serving

Calories
149
% Daily Value*
  • Total Fat
    7g
    11%
  • Saturated Fat
    2g
    10%
  • Cholesterol
    1mg
    0%
  • Sodium
    562mg
    23%
  • Total Carbohydrate
    54g
    18%
  • Dietary Fiber
    10g
    40%
  • Sugars
  • Protein
    7g
    14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calories needs.