LOW-FAT and LOW-SUGAR (for cake, heh) Strawberry Vanilla Cake with Strawberry Chia Compote and LOW-FAT Vanilla Cream Cheese and Chocolate Frosting

Benefits

Strawberries are a great fruit for people watching their blood sugar levels because it is low in sugar while being a good source of vitamin C and antioxidantsChia seeds are also a good source of omega-3’s and are good for the heart!

Ingredients

Strawberry Vanilla Cake

  • 2 1/4 cup of unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup of vanilla soy milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 6 tbsp of baking powder
  • 5 medium strawberries

Chocolate Frosting

  • 1/4 cup of agave syrup
  • 1/4 cup of soy milk
  • 3 tbsp of sugar-free cocoa powder

Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 oz of low-fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup of powdered sugar

Strawberry Chia Compote

  • 1/4 cup of agave syrup
  • 1/4 cup of chia seeds
  • 8 medium strawberries

Directions

Baking the Cake

Preheat the oven to 350 F. In a bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, and baking powder. In another bowl, combine the milk, eggs, vanilla extract, and melted butter. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in segments and then the chopped strawberries. Mix until homogenous. Place in an oiled cake pan, and bake for 50 minutes. Let the cake cool down.

Preparing the Frosting

To make the chocolate frosting, add the milk and agave syrup in a small pot. Once simmering, add the cocoa powder. Continue to simmer until a thicker consistency develops. Remove from the pot, and let it cool.

To make the vanilla cream cheese frosting, first let the cream cheese warm to room temperature. Then add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Mix thoroughly.

Making the Compote

To make the compote, read the directions in this post!

Decorating

It is important to let all the components cool down first before decorating!

Coat the top of the cake evenly with the chocolate frosting. Then, use a closed-start piping nozzle and designated plastic bag with the prepared vanilla cream cheese frosting to form the border on the cake. Lastly, add the strawberry chia compote on the top.

(Side Note: makes 12 servings with 8g of fat each)

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