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Chocolate Swirl Cake Recipe

Chocolate Swirl Cake Recipe

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 YIELD:15 servings

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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