Chocolate Stout Cake

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This recipe is perfect for St Pattys Day!! What is better than stout and chocolate??? This is a quick and easy cake. If your feeling indulgent use the whole stick of butter and omit the applesauce. I baked in a 9 inch pan – whoops thin cake, next time will do in an 8 inch pan.

Ingredients:
1/2 c stout
1/4 c butter melted, cooled
1/4 c applesauce
6 TBSP cocoa powder
1 c flour
3/4 c brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 c lite sour cream

Glaze:
1/4 c stout
2 TBSP agave syrup
4 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped

Preheat oven to 350.
Spray a 8 inch springform pan or square pan.

Combine dry ingredients. Combine wet ingredients. Mix together until well combined. Pour into pan. Bake 30 – 35 minutes.

Combine stout & agave, bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add chocolate, whisk until shiny and smooth. Let cool to room temp, spread over cake.

10 servings.
5 WW PP per serving.

Green Velvet Cupcakes

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In the spirit of St Patty’s Day & our boys Gaelic names I whipped up some green cupcakes this morning! I usually don’t use food coloring, but once in awhile I think it’s ok.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 c whole wheat flour
1 c all purpose flour
1 c sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 TBSP cocoa
1 c applesauce
1/4 c vegetable oil
1 c buttermilk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 TBSP cider vinegar
Green food coloring

Frosting:
1 package reduced fat cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 c powdered sugar
4 – 5 drops green food coloring

Preheat oven to 350.
Prepare cupcake tins.

Mix dry ingredients. Mix wet ingredients. Combine until incorporated. Fill cupcake papers about 1/2 up. Bake 18 – 22 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.

Frosting:
In a food processor combine all ingredients.

Frost cupcakes & enjoy!
Makes about 30 cupcakes.
3 WW PP per cupcake