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Still as delicious as the original decadent chocolate classic, these low-calorie brownie is perfect when you’re on a diet!


  • 1½ cups self-raising flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder, plus 2 tsps extra
  • ¹/³ cup buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp coffee powder
  • 2 tsps vanilla essence
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • 250 g jar apple sauce
  • 2 egg-whites
  • ½ cup choc chips

Preheat oven to moderately low, 160 C. Lightly grease and line a 20-cm cake pan with baking paper, leaving a 2-cm overhang.


Sift flour and cocoa together into a bowl. In a saucepan, heat buttermilk with coffee powder and vanilla, on low, stirring until dissolved.


Stir sugars, apple sauce and buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture until it’s well combined.


In a clean bowl, using an electric mixer, beat egg-whites until soft peaks form. Fold into flour mixture with choc chips. Pour into pan.


Bake 40 to 45 mins until cooked when tested. Cool in pan on a wire rack about 15 mins, before lifting out onto rack to cool.

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