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Light Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

 Light Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake
When her mom was told to avoid sugar and fats, Annette Abbott got busy in Charlotte, North Carolina and whipped up this light, delectable dessert. “Mom loves indulging her sweet tooth while following doctor’s orders,” she laughs.
18 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling


  • 1 package devil's food cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup cold fat-free milk
  • 1 package (1.4 ounces) sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat creamy peanut butter
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed


  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, eggs and applesauce.
  • Beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed for 2
  • minutes. Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with
  • cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near
  • the center comes out clean.
  • Immediately drop small amounts of peanut butter over hot cake; return
  • to the oven for 1 minute. Carefully spread peanut butter over cake.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • For frosting, in a small bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 1

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Light Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • minute. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and peanut butter until
  • smooth. Gradually beat in pudding. Beat in half of the whipped
  • topping; fold in remaining whipped topping. Frost cake. Store in the
  • refrigerator. Yield: 18 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 257 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 413 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 fat.