little bit safer for the the carb concious than normal chocolate cake, a favourite with my diabetic child.


  • .25 cup rice bran oil

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

  • .5 cup brown sugar(no lumps)

  • 1 cup lowfat buttermilk

  • 1 cup s/r flour

  • .25 cup almond meal

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • .5 cup good quality cocoa powder

  • .25 cup hot water

  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 170 degrees celcius and line a springform cake tin.

  • 2.

    In a large bowl, whisk together oil and the egg until mixture is frothy. Add vanilla and brown sugar, whisk for 2 or more minutes till mixture is thick and smooth and sugar has been dissolved. Add buttermilk and mix.

  • 3.

    Sift flour, baking powder, almond meal and cocoa into the liquid mixture. Whisk vigorously for 1-2 minutes until the batter is smooth. Pour the hot water into batter and whisk again until batter is again smooth.

  • 4.

    Pour into the prepared cake pan and tap to remove any air bubbles.

  • 5.

    Bake for 18-20 minutes until cake springs back when touched.

  • 6.

    Remove cake & sift with powdered sugar before serving.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (8 servings)

  • Energy 209kj
  • Fat Total 10g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Protein 5g
  • Carbohydrate 26g
  • Sugar 11g
  • Sodium 116mg

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.

Powered by


as all ovens vary, please keep close eye on cooking time.

I usuallyl double the amounts and bake two cakes (as this isnot a big cake) then sandwich together with some custard or cream and jam.

Like this recipe? Subscribe to our newsletter to get more recipes like this delivered striaght to your inbox.

By registering you agree to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Privacy Notice

Metric Converter

Tell us what you think in the comments below


Sign Out

Click to Rate

Join the Conversation

Please note, LifeStyle cannot respond to all comments posted in our comments feed. If you have a comment or query you would like LifeStyle to respond to, please use our feedback form.

0 0 0 0 0
Average Rating
0 comments • 0 ratings