Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 30 minutes

Serves:Makes 1 square pan

These are served the first night of The McDougall Program for dessert, with non-dairy ice cream. People line up for seconds! Remember, these are a rich treat for a special occasion.


  • 1 cup unbleached white flour
  • 2/3 cup reduced fat cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup cashews or walnuts, chopped (optional)
  • 1 cup prune puree
  • 1 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp egg replacer mixed in 1/2 cup water


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Set aside.

Mix prune puree and organic sugar together in a separate bowl. Stir in vanilla.

Mix Egg Replacer and water together and whisk until very frothy.

Add to sugar mixture and stir to combine. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until mixed. DO NOT OVERMIX.

Spoon into a non-stick 8 inch square baking dish and flatten. Bake for 30 minutes.

Hint: Prune Puree can be made using the recipe found in the Miscellaneous section. Organic cane sugar is made by Wholesome Sweeteners. (Regular granulated sugar may be used instead, if desired.) Egg Replacer is made by EnerG Foods. It is sold in boxes in the natural food store. It is used to replace eggs in baking. All of these products should be available in your natural food store.