Makeover Chocolate Chip Snack Cake Recipe
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Makeover Chocolate Chip Snack Cake Recipe

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Top off any meal with Chocolate Chip Snack Cake, which comes from Sarah Newman. After some makeover from the original recipe from her mom, Sarah writes from Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, “It's just as good without the guilt!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 215 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 194mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein Diabetic Exchanges:2 starch, 1 fat


  1. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Add egg, then egg whites, beating well after each addition. Beat in the sour cream, applesauce and vanilla (mixture will appear curdled). Combine the flours, baking powder, salt and baking soda; stir into butter mixture just until blended.
  2. Pour half of the batter into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle half over the batter. Top with half of the chocolate chips.
  3. Gently top with remaining batter; spread evenly. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon-sugar and chips. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Chip Snack Cake in Light & Tasty June/July 2007, p13

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Reviewed Aug. 16, 2012

"We really enjoyed this. I used whole wheat pastry flour instead of the whole wheat because I like the texture in baked goods better. I also used dark

chocolate chips and I didn't measure so I was probably extra generous."

Reviewed Aug. 29, 2011

"This was just ok. Even my daughter who has a huge sweet tooth wasn't that thrilled about it. I'll go on to another recipe."

Reviewed Apr. 19, 2011

"This was so easy to make and very yummy, the whole wheat flour adds a lot to it. Make sure when you put the choc. chip mixture for the first layer, you take care to get the cinn. and sugar out of the bowl. This is a great snack, but also great for brunch instead of coffee cake."

Reviewed Mar. 20, 2011

"It was just okay...I thought the consistency was fine, but the chocolate chips didn't seem to fit with the recipe. It wasn't anything outstanding."

Reviewed Mar. 14, 2011

"Very moist and delicious! Not to mention guilt-free! My husband and I polished this cake off in 3 days!"

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