Fluffy Churro flavoured cake dipped in melted chocolate to full fill all of your Churro cravings — with only half the fat!
Whaaahhh? Yes! Oh myyyyy hold the phone and shut the front door! And the back one!
Because when you make these…the drifting cinnamon and buttery aromas will be bringing all the boys to the yard.
And of course, being totally and completely inspired by Churros…we just had to dunk ’em in chocolate. Because how else do you eat Churros? Howww?
Yepoohh that’s what I was thinking too. I melted chocolate for ma’ children…and made some kick ass chocolate sauce for me.
Ohhhh happy daysss…..
Ok. I need to calm ma’self. This was just.amazing. Just.incredible. Just…ok I’ll explain.
I was out with my family just minding my own business. Honestly, I was. When all of a sudden out of no where the Churro store appeared right in front of me. I know right? Weird. So anyway, as my story goes, the smell of Churros made my mouth water in all ways possible known to man. Or woman as the case may be. How.everrrr… I can’t trust myself in the Churro shop. I just can’t. It’s an addiction that is wayyyy to deep and personal to even touch on.
So I thought….make something CHURRO.
Fluffy…buttery…and fudge-y all in one. I didn’t think it would be possible at all to turn a cake into a Churro creation…but it happened. It reallllly happened. And I’m so happy right now, happier than a minion with bananas.
My kids are like, “you are the best mum in the whole entire world.”
Yep. Until I make them help me with the dishes later.
But not only did we dunk ’em in chocolate. We smeared chocolate alllll over it. Melted chocolate…all over this cake.
This part is completely optional. The cake was out-freaking-standing on it’s own. But…chocolate. Yeah, that’s what I thought. Again. See? Great minds think alike.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen my kids so quiet. There was absolutely no talking going on when they were eating a slice..or two. Ok, so maybe they took about three slices each, but really, who’s counting when kids go shoosh?
Weight Watchers: 3pp per slice
- ⅔ cup lightly packed brown sugar or muscavado sugar
- ½ cup natural sweetener or your sugar of choice
- ½ cup light butter , room temperature (or sub with spread of choice)
- 2 tablespoons apple sauce (or extra butter/spread of choice)
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups plain flour (all-purpose)
- 1½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pinch salt
- ⅔ cup unsweetened almond milk
- Cinnamon sugar
- 1/4 cup melted chocolate OR a Clean Chocolate Sauce (See recipe below)
- Preheat oven to 176C | 350F. Grease a square 8-8-inch baking tray with cooking oil spray, and wipe over with a paper towel.
- In a bowl, whisk brown sugar, sweetener/sugar, butter and apple sauce until. Add egg and vanilla and whisk again until light and creamy.
- In a smaller bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Gradually beat in the dry ingredients.
- Pour the milk into the batter, and mix well. Do not over beat batter.
- Pour batter into prepared baking tray and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
- Bake until golden, about 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
- Cool completely before spreading with melted chocolate of choice, or a clean chocolate sauce.
Chocolate Sauce: To make your own Chocolate Sauce, combine and mix the following
- tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- teaspoons natural sweetener/sugar of choice
- tablespoons warm water, or enough to mix into your desired consistency
Hi there, I made these like 10 times cause they’re sooooo good. Just tot home from Amerika and bought some truvia brown sugar blend. On the package it says for every 1 cup brown sugar use 1/2 cup truvia. What should I do? I am a sweettooth… will it alter the recipe? Thanks
Stubborn as I am I made a batch with just oatmeal flour and substituted all the sugars for splenda. They do need to cool down as they are not as firm as with all purpose flour but they taste awesome 🙂 Now I have a semi healthy version and a super healthy version. Thanx a million for all your delicious recipes. Just made the one pot ravioli and boy did everyone licked their plates clean.
Oh And I forgot to ask if I could use oatflour instead of the all purpose? Thanx so much
I wouldn’t recommend too as I haven’t tried that myself. If you need to replace the flour, I suggest only replacing half with oat flour and the other half with normal flour (or whole wheat would work too) 🙂
These were just amazing!!! I was a little bit scared how they would turn out because I only used splenda And no Brown sugar. I used 4 tablespoons of Apple sauce because splenda doesn’t give the same moisture and fudgyness as (Brown) sugar. I Also sprinkeled the cake with a mix of splenda and cinnamon and baked it in the oven For 20 minutes. Handsdown the best churro cake ever!! You rock!
Your churro cake is baking in the oven as I type! 🙂 I used honey for my natural sugar and subbed white flour into whole wheat! I hope it comes out okay but the house is already smelling amazing! Thank you 🙂
2 quick questions though- what brand of light butter did you use? (Also in oz) and did you prefer this over the churro blondies? 🙂
Ohhhh great subs!!! How did the honey taste with it? Still Churro? I hope it came out ok for you!
I just use Flora Light. Or Golden Canola Light is good too!
Honestly I loved both! The cake was light and fluffy, but still FUDGY, and the blondies were so fudgy! It’s a hard one lol!
It still tasted great and very churro! My husband could not stop eating! Lol!
I ended up using devondale 25% less fat but will definitely pick up some flora light next time 😉
The blondies are scheduled for next week
Haha that’s so awesome!!
I’m so happy to hear this! You made my day thank YOU xxx
We were drooling before it came out of the oven, the house smelled like heaven. Can we bottle the scent in a candle? My 6 year old asked for seconds, and all you could hear from my two others was yumm umm. A great hit. Thank you so much, this will be a regular in our household. I used coconut oil, and used wheat pastry flour, kept it in an extra 10 minutes and perfection!
YUUUMMM I love those substitutions!! Aw I’m so happy you tried this cake! And I’m even more happy your family enjoyed it. Thank you so much for sharing this with me.
Katie (The Muffin Myth) says
Churro cake?! I’m in! I love churros, but I don’t love the idea of having to heat up a big pot of oil to deep fry a batch of them. And then I’m stuck with a big batch of churros and have to figure out something to do with all that oil. Churro cake is genius! And dunking them in that chocolate sauce? Oh wow. Thanks for sharing an amazing recipe!
Yes Katie I’m sooo with you girl! The oil puts me off too… And this cake was a hit with the family so I take it as a good sign! Light and fluffy…no oil, and Churro!
And…you’re welcome! If you try it, please let me know how you go! Xxx
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
You have seriously impressed me with this churro cake! I have never seen something like this before, so you definitely have stumbled onto a great idea. Thanks for the recipe, you can definitely consider that I will be recreating it!
Oh wow thank you s much! I’d love to hear how you go if you try it! Thank you for your message… I’m honored! Xxx
Mira L says
Nice and simple recipe, easy to find ingredients! Pinning!
Thank you so much Mira! I’m honoured! Xxx
Thank you! Btw I looove your recepies. Much love from Germany
You’re very welcome girl!! Xxx
Hey Karina. Was wondering what can I use instead of apple sauce? Ty
Hey! You can try 2 level tablespoons of yoghurt instead Xx
How much apple sauce do I use please cant see the amount in receipe thanks. X
2 tablespoons hun Xx