Guilt-Free Chocolate Cake Recipe
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Guilt-Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

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You won't miss the fat when you taste this moist, fudgy dessert submitted by Brenda Ruse of Truro, Nova Scotia. Brenda substituted yogurt for the oil called for in a reduced-fat box mix to create this delicious cake.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package devil's food cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 1 cup reduced-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 191 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 399mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein Diabetic Exchanges:2-1/2 starch


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, yogurt, cocoa, egg whites and egg; beat on low for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  2. Pour into a 10-in. fluted tube pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Guilt-Free Chocolate Cake in Light & Tasty October/November 2002, p59

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Reviewed May. 21, 2013

"can you use different flavors of cake mix & just reduce the water since you won't be adding the cocoa?"

Reviewed Mar. 19, 2013

"I made this in a 13 x 9 pan and it came out great--could not believe it is so guilt free and I frosted it with Cool Whip Chocolate frosting mixed with a little more cool whip free and it was to die for, My husband wants me to make another one. And I sure will."

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2013

"It is a delicious, fudgy alternative to the real thing with yogurt replacing oil."

Reviewed Mar. 14, 2013

"I used cake mix with pudding in it, and vanilla yogurt instead of plain. Frosted with a chocolate glaze instead of powdered sugar. Rich, moist, and does not hint of being guilt-free. Everyone loved the texture - great with ice cream/frozen yogurt on top also."

Reviewed Mar. 14, 2013

"haven't tried it yet.."

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