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1 cup chocolate syrup

2 teaspoons instant espresso powder

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 cup orange all-fruit spread

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 storebought angel food cake (11 ounces), cut into 8 slices


1. Preheat the broiler

2. In a medium bowl, stir together the chocolate syrup, espresso powder, and cinnamon until well combined.

3. In a small bowl, combine the fruit spread and the lemon juice.

4. Place the cake slices on a broiler pan and brush with the fruit spread mixture. Broil 4 to 6 inches from the heat for 1 minute or until lightly toasted. Serve the cake drizzled with the mocha sauce. Makes 8 servings

Nutrition Facts

PER SLICE 196 calories, 0.5g total fat (0.2g saturated), 0mg cholesterol, 1g dietary fiber, 48g carbohydrate, 3g protein, 236mg sodium

Angel food cake is a naturally fat-free dessert. It is made with just egg whites, sugar, and flour, and not a speck of fat. However, it is also time-consuming to make from scratch, since it involves beating about one dozen egg whites. Luckily, storebought angel food cake makes a good off-the-shelf dessert. Just doctor up some chocolate syrup (which is virtually fat free) with some espresso powder and cinnamon, and drizzle the sauce over slices of angel food cake that have been toasted under the broiler.

Many of the recipes in this book contain off-the-shelf foods to help keep recipe prep effort to a minimum – a benefit for your arthritic hands. However, some foods – like canned beans – can hike up sodium levels. If you are carefully watching your sodium, be sure to read this before preparing this recipe: Sodium Intake and Salt in Recipes

From The Johns Hopkins Cookbook Library: Recipes for Arthritis Health, edited by John A. Flynn, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R. and Lora Brown Wilder, Sc.D., M.S., R.D.

Publication Review By: the Editorial Staff at

Published: 19 Oct 2011

Last Modified: 06 Apr 2015