Wonder why Dunster dining hall was abuzz last Monday night? FLP Representative Celia Zhang planned and executed a “Make Your Own Molten Chocolate Cake.” The delicious cakes were of a healthier variety, made out of organic ingredients and using applesauce as a substitute for the traditional fatty oils or butters.
While one cup of standard vegetable oil has almost 2000 Calories, a substitution of one cup of applesauce only has 102 Calories. The nutritional benefit of this replacement is clear, but does it sacrifice taste? “People were so surprised when they heard applesauce,” said Celia Zhang. “Yet they all said the cake tasted the same, or even better.”
While these molten cakes were served with the unhealthier accompaniments of vanilla ice cream and hot fudge, consider replacing oil with applesauce the next time you’re baking! Be sure to keep an eye out for more innovative and healthy FLP study breaks hosted in your house!