Low Calorie Chocolate Fudge Brownies

You don’t often see “low calorie chocolate” as part of the same sentence, but continuing my quest for great quark recipes, (and yes, it still sounds like a hilarious word to me!) I turned my attention to sweet things. It’s probably the area of my baking that could do with the most calorie reduction even though it’s usually dairy free!

The recipe I settled on turned out as brownies but started life as cake!

I didn’t bother with the butter icing once I’d decided to make this as brownie squares – it sort of defeated the point of making it low-fat and low sugar in the first place to me.

My Ingredients

175g Doves Farm Gluten Free Flour
50g Cocoa Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
90g Tate & Lyle Light Brown Sugar/Stevia Blend
250g Quark
75ml Rice Bran Oil
2 Large Eggs

 It still feels odd using oil instead of margarine but it seems to work so who am I to argue?

Once I’d beaten all the ingredients together, instead of splitting into 2 cake tins I spooned the mix into 1 oblong oven dish. Because I hate numbers I ended up with a very flat layer of mix and next time will be using my smaller square dish to give the brownies a better chance of looking like brownies instead of chocolatey puffy biscuits!

Anyway, the dish went in the oven at 180° for half an hour and was left to cool once done. I cut it into squares, whilst nibbling at a corner piece of course, and for a first attempt was quite pleased. Especially nice with a banana 🙂 


I reckon when I’ve sorted the sizing issue they’ll be brilliant.

They got Stella’s approval too even though of course she couldn’t have one!

lisas-life hungry little dog



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    1. So sorry for the late reply Louise my naughty spam filter got you! I wish I’d known about quark sooner, I did tiramisu with it just this week! 🙂 x

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