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Guilt-Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

Guilt-Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

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 YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

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

Reviews for Guilt-Free Chocolate Cake

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 21, 2013

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

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2013

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

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2013

"haven't tried it yet.."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2013

"Easy and delicious. I used plain greek yogurt because that is what I had so it was probably a little thicker consistancy. I used a 9x13 dish so baking time was a little shorter (about 25-30 minutes-ish). Very good as agreed by all."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2013

"I agree. This is moist, intensely chocolate- tasting cake. However it sets lightly in your mouth and is a great finish (with coffee) to a more robust meal. I added raspberrys to each plate for garnish. YUM!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2013

"I used a chocolate fudge cake mix and this recipe is totally yummy. Husband said he missed the icing but I thought it was great, sprinkled powdered sugar on each piece as I cut them. I've frozen half of it so time will tell on that."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2013

"Very moist, dense cake, with a rich chocolate flavor (I think due to the extra cocoa). Certainly do NOT miss the added fat of 3 full eggs and oil. My family loved it!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2013

"I made the cake and thought it was wonderful. Very moist. But confused on one thing - should I be using a reduced fat box cake mix like in the comments OR just a regular box mix like in the list of indgredients? Thanks"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2013

"Made this yesterday following directions other than mine was a regular choc cake mix, not devil's food. It was the type with pudding in the mix, so possibly that is the problem. Noted right away it didn't seem to rise enough, only a few inches tall. No more than half the height of the cake shown in picture. Very dense and heavy. Didn't finish my piece. Had just bought the cake mix, so freshness should not be an issue, used the right size pan. VERY disappointing."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2013

"I have not yet made this, but I sure will! This sounds easy and delish! I have to agree about the negative posts... If it (the recipe) isn't something you agree with, don't make it! Don't like carbs? Don't eat them! But don't try to tell the rest of us what we should, or should not, be eating. To everyone else, enjoy your food the way YOU want to!! Bon Appetite!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2013

"I have not yet made this, but I sure will! This sounds easy and delish! I have to agree about the negative posts... If it (the recipe) isn't something you agree with, don't make it! Don't like carbs? Don't eat them! But don't try to tell the rest of us what we should, or should not, be eating. To everyone else, enjoy your food the way YOU want to!! Bon Appitite!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2013

"To Nokki who asked about a sustitution for yogurt - use applesauce."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2013

"As my family doesn't eat yogurt, I never have it in the frig. So I substituted 1 cup low fat sour cream and it turned out very moist and delish. Thanks for sharing your recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2013

"This is our new favorite cake. Didn't have plain yogurt so I used black cherry Greek yogurt and it worked fine. Delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2013

"To begin with I have not made this yet but will -- I just wanted to say to the "negative" types who want to post a "personal" thought; just be quiet -- who really cares because lots of us do not and want to read comments from folks who have made the receipe. If you have made and don't like, that is a totally different "animal"! Those comments are more than welcomed! Have a great day!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2013

"Recipe disclaimer - this was submitted way back in the 90's when counting fat seemed to be the in thing. It was a discovery of a way to not add more fat to a pre-packaged item (cake-mix). I realize you had no way of knowing that, since the submission date is not available in the little blurb.

Carb counting was not even in the equation, so please feel free to try adding protein powder, walnuts, and other things to give this a protein boost.
I am also interested in the findings of those who try lactose-free yogurt with this recipe.
This was never intended to be consumed by one person, so if you do need to watch the carb content as I do even now, you could make it for an event and have just a wee bite."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2013

"Not only the carbs, but check ingredients. Most cake mixes have hydrogenated on the ingredient list and that means TRANS FATS. Not healthy at all."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2013

"How is this guilt free when it has 40 g. of Carbs per serving? Fat is not the only thing to look for when determining whether a recipe is healthy or not."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2013

"nokki - use silken tofu or soy yogurt...I'm not so sure anything using a boxed cake mix is "diabetic friendly" unless the mix is sugar-free!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2013

"Thank you for the diabetic friendly recipe..It was delicious and my husband loved it...."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2013

"Thank you for the diabetic friendly recipe.."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2013

"I just wanted to ask if you have lactose intolerance and cannot eat yogurt, how would you alter this recipe. Thanks. bluemoonbyniteatyahoodotcom"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2013

"Love this!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2012

"I was looking for a chocolate cake recipe where I don't have to use too many ingredients and easy to make. Then, I found this recipe and my gf and I were surprised by the taste - it was yummy and super moist for sure. I made it and brought to my friend's party and everyone loved it and asked for the recipe. Will definitely keep this recipe and make it again!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2010

"Absolutely wonderful, moist, chocolately goodness! I made this with the reduced sugar cake mix and my family yummed it up!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2010

"I did a search for sugar free and got this recipe, nothng with a cake mix from a box is sugar gree, I should have learned last time I searched here not to bother with sugar free on this site."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 12, 2010

"This is one of the best low-fat chocolate cake recipes I have come across. I make this weekly and I have even used a yellow cake mix."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2010

"Excellent low-fate recipe. The addition of cocoa intensifies the chocolate flavor and makes up for the decreased fat. Definitely recommend!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2010

"Do you use a cake mix that has pudding in it?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2008

"This I cannot wait to bake so much chocolate,with so little fat. Thanks"

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