Molten texture and chocolate intensity—but with whole grains and less butter.
Sidney Fry, MS, RD
September 15, 2014
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Lighter Lava Cakes
Quite possibly the sexiest item on the dessert menu, the now-classic chocolate lava cake is all about decadence. A dense batter of chocolate, butter, sugar, and eggs is slightly underbaked to create a gooey, liquid center. These indulgent flavor bombs come in single servings, but even one little cake may contain more than 600 calories and a day's worth of saturated fat. Our plan: Keep the portion-savvy, chocolate-filled simplicity of the original, but cut the calories in half.
Classic 631 calories per cake 39.5 grams total fat 23 grams sat fat
Makeover 249 calories per cake 11.8 grams total fat 5.1 grams sat fat