Which foods are good for you?

4 ingredient desserts, such as cakes, cookies, pies and waffles, are popular among many people because they are high in fat, protein and carbohydrates.

However, they can also contain too much sugar and are high on salt and fat.

What do you need to know about the different types of desserts?

3 ingredient dessert Ingredients for 3 ingredient dishes Ingredients for a 4 ingredient dish Ingredients for an 8 ingredient dish 1/4 cup cocoa powder 2 tablespoons vanilla extract 3 tablespoons sugar 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons cornstarch 2 teaspoons cinnamon 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons corn syrup 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1 egg, lightly beaten 3 cups chocolate chips, melted 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 tablespoons milk (whole, unsalted) 1 cup powdered sugar (toasted or semisweet) Instructions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Line two 9-inch round cake pans with parchment paper.

Line two 8-inch baking pans with baking mats.

Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine cocoa powder, vanilla extract and sugar.

Beat the dry ingredients together until well combined.

Add the flour, baking powder and cornstech and beat until just combined.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy.

Add in the eggs one at a time, beating until just blended.

Mix in the melted butter and vanilla extract.

Add milk and mix until combined.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture, beating well after each addition.

Pour in the powdered sugar and beat again.

Pour batter into prepared pans.

Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool on a wire rack before removing and serving.

Recipe Notes Recipe adapted from: The New Scientist

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