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Light chocolate gateau

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No worries about treating yourself to this gateau – calorie-light and 0% butter.


  • 8-10 servings:
    • 100g 0%fromage blanc
      or equivalent
    • 250g chocolate 
    • 15g cornflour
    • 4 medium eggs
    • 35g brown sugar
    • 1 pinch salt
    • Cake tin in 20cm diameter

Light chocolate gateau











  1. Set the chocolate to soften over a low flame, leaving it as long as it takes.
  2. Separate the eggs;  beat the yolks with the sugar till pale, then add the cornflour, the fromage blanc, the salt and, lastly, the chocolate.
  3. Whip the egg whites till stiff and fold them gradually and delicately into the mixture, taking care to lift as you fold.
    Grease and line a high-sided cake tin.
    Cook in a fairly hot oven (200°) for no longer than 20mins.
  4. Leave to cool in the tin.
  5. This cake improves with keeping till te following day.
  6. Bon appétite!




Variation:  For extra flavouring fold 50gr of diced candied orange peel into the mixture.Or use a rectangular cake tin and cut the gateau into small squares.