10 Delicious Desserts that won't ruin your diet

No one likes to miss out on dessert. In fact, no one should miss out on dessert! We all love a little decadence every now and then and there’s no reason that you can’t indulge your taste buds with these delicious recipes. Make the right choices, play around with some ingredients and you can have your cake and eat it too plus ice-cream, meringue, chocolate pudding and much more.

Here are 10 desserts from The Moodie Foodie that won’t have you screaming for the gym tomorrow.

Page 1: Hot Fudge Self-Saucing Pudding

Serves 6
Warm, fluffy chocolate pudding with thick velvety fudge sauce. Low fat decadence.


1 cup plain flour (cake flour if you can get it)
3 tbsp good quality cocoa
½ cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
2 tbsp light margarine or butter, melted
½ cup low fat milk
1 tsp vanilla

½ cup sugar
1 tbsp good quality cocoa
2 tbsp espresso coffee (made up espresso)
1 cup water
¾ cup low fat milk

Place an oven tray in oven and heat oven to 180°c.  Lightly spray a 6 cup capacity pudding bowl and set aside.  Sift pudding dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and set aside.  Combine sauce sugar and cocoa together and set aside. So you should have the oven on, the pudding bowl greased and ready, the dry ingredients for the pud sifted and the sugar/cocoa mixture for the sauce on standby.

In a small saucepan heat water, milk and espresso for the sauce to boiling point and remove from heat and set aside.

Add melted margarine, milk and vanilla to the pudding dry ingredients. Mix until smooth and pour into greased pudding bowl.  Sprinkle over combined sugar/cocoa for the sauce and pour over hot milky espresso mixture.  Place on oven tray and bake for 1 hour.  Rest for a couple of minutes before serving.  Serve with lite cream, ice-cream or just on its own – a few strawberries are great too.

Why it’s good for you
There’s really very little to this pudding with all its chocolately velvet fabulousness.
1125.4kj (268.8cal); 4.9g total fat (3g saturated fat)

Next Recipe: Page 2: Lemon Marshmallow Pavlova

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  1. Pamea Mullins says

    I have tried many of Jay’s recipes and if you want to make your life easier and more delicious try this recipe . I have tried it with cream and berries and it is great and all my friends agree.