This recipe is from Jessica Seinfield's fabulous new cookbook Double Delicious.


  • Cakes:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup light olive oil

  • 1 ¼ cups packed brown sugar

  • 2 egg whites

  • ½ up spinach puree

  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

  • ½ cup low-fat (1%) buttermilk

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • Filling:

  • 1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 ¼ cups confectioners’ sugar

  • 2 cups marshmallow cream

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 350°F. Whisk together the flours, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl or shake in a zipper-lock plastic bag until combined.

  • 2.

    In a large bowl or standing mixer, beat the oil and brown sugar with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until well combined. Add the egg whites and mix on low until well blended. Blend in the spinach puree and vanilla.

  • 3.

    Alternately add in the flour mixture and the buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour, mixing until smooth and just combined.

  • 4.

    Coat 2 large baking sheets with cooking spray. Place tablespoonfuls of batter about 2 inches apart onto baking sheets. Bake until the cakes are cooked through and spring back to the touch, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.

  • 5.

    Make the filling. With an electric mixer on medium speed, beat together all the ingredients until smooth, about 3 minutes. Spread a rounded tablespoonful of filling on the flat sides of half of the cakes and top with the remaining cakes.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (16 servings)

  • Energy 418kj
  • Fat Total 21g
  • Saturated Fat 6g
  • Protein 3g
  • Carbohydrate 56g
  • Sugar 33g
  • Sodium 252mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Calories: 345, Carbohydrate: 55 g, Protein: 3 g, Total Fat: 13 g, Saturated Fat: 5 g, Sodium: 165 mg, Fibre: 2 g per serving of 1 pie.

In Double Delicious! Jessica has raised the bar nutritionally and eliminated unnecessary sugar and fat, boosted fibre and nutrients, and cut way back on sodium to bring us healthier food with fantastic flavour. Double Delicious! is now available for $39.99.

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Posted by CherzReport
eliminated unnecessary sugar???I'm lost for words...there is 11/4 cups of brown sugar in the mixture and 11/4 cups of icing sugar plus 2 cups marshmallow cream (this stuff is loaded with sugar) in the filling. Now here's a way to get your days sugar in one hit!
Must admit they look yummy though.