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Ultimate Chocolate Cake Recipe

Ultimate Chocolate Cake Recipe

Semisweet chocolate chips add rich flavor to this moist chocolaty cake that's lower in fat. Slices of it are excellent for dessert or a snack. —Kay McMicken of Charlotte, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package devil's food cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (1.4 ounces) sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) fat-free sour cream
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Coat a 10-in. fluted tube pan with cooking spray and dust with flour; add batter.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 45-50 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: 266 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 520mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein

Reviews for Ultimate Chocolate Cake

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2015

"I tried this yesterday. I didn't like it. The consistency was sort of rubbery. Not very sweet either."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2015

"I am diabetic and tried this cake. I did not like it. I guess I am just used to a sweeter cake."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2015

"I made this cake for Easter and I was very happy with the result. It was moist, lovely spongy texture, and not too sweet. I served it with raspberry and vanilla ice cream. I did use 4 eggs instead of the substitute. It did give it an eggy odor so maybe next time I will try the substitute. I'd like to try other flavors using this as a formula to keep calories down."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2015

"What do you put if you don't have applesauce? Help please"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2015

"So tender and yummy! This one is a keeper!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"Made it for the first time tonight! It is great! I also used 4 eggs instead of the egg substitute. I checked it after 40 minutes and it was done. Very moist!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2014

"This is now our favorite cake. Very moist and very easy to make."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2014

"This cake has become my families favorite. Moist and chocolatey, easy and quick to prepare. I use five whole eggs instead. After cooling, I sprinkle it lightly with powdered sugar to make it eye appealing as well as taste appealing."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2013

"Sorry to be a spoilsport but this cake was very disappointing. I was looking for an enhanced boxcake recipe that was fit for company, I was extreemly disappointed and embarassed. It was dry and slightly chocolately....made as written. If I realized it was a healthy diet cake I would've gone with butter or oil instead of applesauce and added lots more chocolate. If you are watching your fat and sugar and don't care for a dry cake this is it!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2011

"Very moist. I took it to work and it was all gone by noon."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2011

"Simply the best chocolate cake we've ever had, including expensive cakes from the best bakery in town! I didn't use sugar-free anything, and I did use 4 eggs (instead of 2 plus the egg substitute). I drizzled a chocolate glaze on top and served it with black raspberry/chocolate chunk ice cream. Nirvana!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 17, 2011

"BETTER THAN SCRATCH. CHANGES I MADE INSTANT S.F.CHEESECAKE PUDDING FOR CHOC., 4 TBSP BUTTERMILK PDR. FOR SOUR CREAM PLUS SCANT 1 CUP APPLESAUCE.GREAT FLAVOR ...I USED PAM ONLY, NO FLOUR TO GREASE BUNDT PAN"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 1, 2011

"I want to make this cake, however when the recipe calls for mix well, does this mean with an electric mixer or by hand? Please help."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2011

"Have made this recipe many times with many different cake flavors, pudding flavors and chips flavors and all are excellent. This time I tried the sugar free devil's food cake mix and used fat free plain yogurt instead of the sour cream. Excellent and so moist. This recipe is basically fool proof!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2011

"I used all real ingredients, made some subtitutions in the recipe and it didn't need any frosting or any thing on it,it was fabulous. If you like choc make this cake."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2011

"I made it with chocolate fudge cake mix and egg whites instead of egg substitute - thought I had overbaked it - still moist and sooo chocolate. Great served with a caramel sauce and scattered with a few pecans."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2011

"This was very delicious! It has a nice, firm texture that made it convenient to take slices into work for my lunches. Thank you for sharing!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 31, 2010

"I'm a lazy baker. Aside from the tastiness, the best part is that most of the ingredients come in premeasured containers"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2009

"this cake was so moist,, surely make it again"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2009

"to make this cake with orange juice how much do i use?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2009

"I made this with the orange juice receipe listed below and it was fantastic. Will be making it again soon. I want to try it with the applesauce too."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2009

"I needed to make a cake and received the email with this cake featured. I looked at it and thought I would make it and see how it came out and if everyone would like it. Awesome!!!! It was so moist and just plain old good tasting. My family and I loved it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2009

"Made it for a friend's cookout. Everyone raved about it and asked for the recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2009

"made as directed only increased chocolate chips (we like a lot). Cake was fantastic, the two of us demolished it in quick order. Will definitely make again and with a view to 'gifting' it. Joan McI Wilmington, NC"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2009

"I have been making this cake since it first appeared in Light and Tastly, years ago. No one ever knows it is a light version. I do have to plan ahead to have the cake and pudding mix on hand."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2009

"It was delish!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2009

"Absolutely delicious!

ejhobbs"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2009

"I took this to reunion and everyone LOVED it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2009

"I only had a triple chocolate cake mix and it really made this cake so chocolatey. Very good!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2009

"This is one of the best chocolate cakes I've ever had and was so easy to make."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2009

"

I baked this cake for my husband's and my mutual birthday. We both loved it! We don't care about having frosting, so this was ideal. Three friends asked me for the recipe.
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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2009

"I didn't have the egg substitute on hand, so just put in 2 extra eggs, and it was wonderful."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2009

"Wonderful Recipe!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2009

"This cake just went to the head of the class. It was just wonderful.

S.Hankins"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2009

"I made the cake just this past weekend and brought it to work to share; it was gobbled up quickly. Easy to prepare, healthy, & delicious! Everyone in my office enjoyed it. I liked it very much! I do recommend this delightful chocolate cake."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2009

"How many eggs can you use instead of egg substitute?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2009

"Chocolate cake is my dream desert. I made this and it is awesome. I cut and wrapped my pieces and put in freezer so I can indulge every once and a while. I rate this a 10"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2009

"I made this cake for an office birthday party and everyone loved it. I will definitely make it again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2009

"I made this caek and it was excellent, moist, nice texture tasted really good. Would definitely make again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2009

"I made this cake using white cake mix, french vanilla sugar free pudding and white chips, was delious, can't wait to make it with the chocolate. Took the cake to a meeting, everyone loved it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2009

"Awesome cake, you can even make it more figure friendly or low sugar friendly by using pillsbury reduced sugar chocolate mix and hershey's new sugar free chocolate chips."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2009

"I have saved the recipe. It's Tooo hot in Upstate SC to turn on the oven. Sounds devine!!

BZ, SC"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2009

"Very good. Moist & flavorful. We found that it became more full of flavor if it has a chance to sit for a few hours before eating it. Hubby says to save the recipe. :)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2009

"This was an awesome cake. I like what the one lady said about decorating it for Halloween and Valentines Day and I'm going to do that. Definitely a do-over."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2009

"This cake was very chocolately,rich and moist.Everyone liked it.Very easy.It's a winner"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2009

"Re: Ultimate Chocolate Case

I used egg whites instead of egg substitute (I had that on hand); and I made it in a 9 x 13 pan. Cake turned out great! Very moist cake."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2009

"1/4 cup of egg substitute equals one egg."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2009

"I havn't made this cake yet but when I do I plan to use three eggs instead of the egg substitute. Polly"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2009

" Hello...I was curious about the use of egg substitute for the Ultimate chocolate cake .  How many eggs would you use if using all whole eggs instead of 2 egss and 1/2 cup substitute? "

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2009

"Hi your recipe for the Ultimate chocolate cake call for 2 eggs and 1/2 cup of egg substitute, so in reality is it 4 eggs in all, if I chose not to use the substitute?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2009

"I first saw a recipe for this cake in Quick Cooking as a slow cooker recipe. My family loves it, and when my son got married, he wanted this for his groom's cake. That recipe was entitled, "Triple Chocolate Mess," and I believe had oil in it instead of applesauce.

Kasamigrama"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2009

"CATHYFREE REF:SEVEN MINUTE ICING, DO YOU HAVE A GOOD RECIPE? THANKS JACKIEB"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2009

"ou will probably get recipes for seven minute icing---there are several--best way to explain---a boiled icing made in a double boiler on the stove."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2009

"Instead of water and applesauce, I used orange juice and glazed the finished cake with orange marmalade. Everyone said it was the best chocolate cake they had ever eaten!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2009 Edited Jul. 2, 2009

"What is seven minute icing?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2009

"The cake is moist and delicious! I add cherry pie filling and use seven minute icing."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2009

"This cake is pretty to take to someone at Valentines--get some gummy hearts and insert them on the top with toothpicks. Or for Halloween, do the same with the candy pumpkins/corn"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2009 Edited Apr. 8, 2011

"Very good recipe. I have also tried it with white cake mix, vanilla pudding and white chocolate chips. Very good!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2009

"This is a great recipe. I made it for company and everyone loved it. We ate it while it was still a bit warm and the chocolate chips were still oozing. Doesn't get much better than that."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2008

"My family and I absolutely love this cake. Thanks so much for sharing this with us. Michele"

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