Chocolate Swirl Cake Recipe
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Chocolate Swirl Cake Recipe

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This tasty chocolate cake from Gail Maki of Marquette, Michigan won't ruin your waistline. Pretty swirls of cream cheese dress it up while cherry pie filling provides moistness. "Sometimes I add miniature chocolate chips for an extra-special treat," Gail says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 can (20 ounces) reduced-sugar cherry pie filling
  • 5 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 egg whites

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 207 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 350mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pie filling, egg whites and vanilla just until moistened. Spread into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar substitute and vanilla until smooth. Add egg whites; beat on low speed just until combined. Spread over batter; cut through batter with a knife to swirl.
  3. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean and topping is set. Cool on a wire rack. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 15 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda no-calorie sweetener.
Originally published as Chocolate Swirl Cake in Quick Cooking March/April 2005, p55

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