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Category: Desserts

Carob Brownie Tea Cake

"For the tree of the field is man's life." (Deuteronomy 20:19) * While an increasing number of people merely mourn the passing of old traditions, Joel Rappel of Bar Ilan University in Israel has succeeded in shaking the dust off ... Read more

Total time: 55 minutes | Serves 8
Note: The fruity taste of carob makes this cake surprisingly good. Look for carob chips at health food stores.
  • 1 cup unsweetened carob chips, packed
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup raw sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Dash salt
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Step 1Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 8-inch square or round pan.

Step 2Place the carob chips and butter in a glass bowl, and microwave them until the butter melts, 1 minute. Stir them together until they're smooth. Cool slightly.

Step 3Beat the sugar and eggs in the bowl of an electric mixer until foamy, 2 minutes. Transfer the carob mixture to the mixing bowl with a rubber spatula, and mix on low speed until blended. Stir in the flour, baking powder and salt and beat lightly. Stir in the brandy.

Step 4Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool the cake in the pan, then turn it out on a serving dish. Shake the powdered sugar through a strainer to sprinkle on top.

Each serving:
305 calories; 247 mg sodium; 124 mg cholesterol; 17 grams fat; 32 grams carbohydrates; 5 grams protein; 1.32 grams fiber.
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