School Holiday Recipe: Mini Chocolate Fudge Cakes with Ice-Cream

School holidays are a great time to get into the kitchen with your little ones and have some fun, while teaching children about healthy eating. It’s a win-win! We’ve got some great 12WBT-friendly recipes the kids will love, that are good for them, too.

Who doesn’t love a warm, chocolatey treat on a chilly day? These 12WBT Mini Chocolate Fudge Cakes with Ice-Cream are not only tasty, but contain 3.6g of dietary fibre, too. They will be a sure hit with everyone in the family!

Get the kids involved with these 4 steps!

  • Spraying the muffin pans
  • Whisking and stirring the mixture
  • Spooning the mixture into the tray
  • Dusting with cocoa

Mini Chocolate Fudge Cakes with Ice-Cream

10 Serves
10 min prep time
15 min cooking
169 Cal / serve

Chocolate is often a food that is seen as a “no-no” when trying to eat healthy, however if put into an amazing cake recipe like this, a single portion can be enjoyed without the guilt.


1/2 Cups Self Raising Wholemeal Flour (70g)
1/4 Cups Plain Flour (40g)
1/3 Cups Cocoa Powder (35g)
1/2 Cups Brown Sugar (80g)
1 X 140g tubs Apple Puree (140g)
130g Low Fat Natural Yoghurt
2 Cage Free Eggs (118g)
10 Small scoops Vanilla Ice Cream, Low Fat (300g)
250g Raspberries


  1. Preheat oven to 150 C (fan-forced). Spray 10 × 80ml (1/3 cup) muffin pans with cooking spray.
  2. Sift the flours and cocoa powder into a bowl, returning any husks from sieve to the bowl.
  3. Stir in the sugar.
  4. Whisk the apple puree, yoghurt and eggs in a bowl. Add to the flour mixture and mix until combined.
  5. Spoon the mixture evenly between the muffin pans. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cakes comes out just clean. Set aside in the pan for 5 minutes before using a small knife to loosen the cakes and place on serving plates.
  6. Dust each cake with cocoa and serve with a scoop of ice-cream and raspberries.



Lisa Donaldson, APD, M.Nutr&Diet, B.Edu
Lisa is the Lead Dietitian for 12WBT. With a Masters in Nutrition & Dietietics as well as a Bachelor of Education, Lisa is keen to help all 12 Weekers understand how to achieve health for life. Lisa studied Sports Dietetics at the Australian Institute of Sport and has a keen interest in gastrointestinal health. A highly regarded communicator, Lisa is a spokesperson for the Dietitians Association of Australia, the ‘Dietitian in Residence’ at the University of Canberra and a lecturer at the Australian Defence Force Academy. She has also been an expert on ABC Television’s Ask the Dr Series.

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