Low-Fat Cocoa Molasses Bundt Cake


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups low fat buttermilk
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup apple sauce
1/2 cup molasses
1 whole egg
2 tablespoons margarine, melted
3 egg whites, beaten until stiff
Powdered sugar (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray 10 inch (12 cup) Bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray; flour lightly. In small bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In large bowl, combine buttermilk, granulated sugar, apple sauce, molasses, whole egg and margarine. Beat flour mixture into apple sauce mixture with electric mixer at low speed until moistened. Beat on high speed 3 minutes. Gently fold in beaten egg whites. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack 15 minutes before removing from pan. Place cake, fluted side up, on serving plate. Cool completely. Sprinkle powdered sugar over top of cake, if desired. Cut into 12 slices. Makes 12 servings.

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