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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Lis30 User ID: 4970143 208436
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."

micheleclow User ID: 6777152 66690
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."

Kara.B User ID: 2486264 93967
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."

embatt User ID: 2414376 100271
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."

stephtourn User ID: 5529085 161973
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2011

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

4lwcwrwd User ID: 2844199 161929
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"This was so good, it was moist, and delicious it will be a favorite in my recipe book."

Chocolateeee User ID: 5790558 167521
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2011

"If Hubby doesn't like it, out it goes! I thought the semi-sweet chips were not a very good fit with the cake, but milk choc chips might have improved the flavor."

cindygay User ID: 5473530 116324
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2011

"The batter was thick and hard to spread. The finished cake was dry and not very tasty, so I threw it out."

TheresaRose User ID: 3437545 167520
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2011

"Very tasty. Very moist. Applesauce was prominent taste. I will make this again"

siram User ID: 4065103 162428
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2011

"Thought this was delicious. Nice, thick & light cake."

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