Culinary Insitute of New Orleans

Serves 16

1 cup All-Purpose Flour
1/3 cup Dark Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
4 Large Egg Whites
1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
1/2 cup Skim Milk
1-1/2 tsp. Vanilla
1/4 cup Flaked Almonds
1/4 tsp. Olive Oil

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, brown suagr, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. If you have tiny balls of brown sugar left over, just push them gently through the sifter into the bowl. Set aside. In another bowl, whip the egg whites until they are frothy and about doubled in volume, then gradually whisk in the granulated sugar. Whisk in the applesauce, skim milk and vanilla. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and gently fold in the wet ingredients. Lightly grease a 9x9-inch baking dish with the olive oil. Spoon in the batter and spread evenly. Sprinkle with the almonds and bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.