Ultimate Chocolate Cake Recipe
- 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
- 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.
1 piece: 266 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 520mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.
Reviews for Ultimate Chocolate Cake
"I tried this yesterday. I didn't like it. The consistency was sort of rubbery. Not very sweet either."
"I am diabetic and tried this cake. I did not like it. I guess I am just used to a sweeter cake."
"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."
"What do you put if you don't have applesauce? Help please"
"So tender and yummy! This one is a keeper!"
"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!"
"This is now our favorite cake. Very moist and very easy to make."
"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."
"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!!!"
"Very moist. I took it to work and it was all gone by noon."
"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!!!"
"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"
"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."
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"I'm a lazy baker. Aside from the tastiness, the best part is that most of the ingredients come in premeasured containers"
"this cake was so moist,, surely make it again"
"to make this cake with orange juice how much do i use?"
"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."
"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."
"Made it for a friend's cookout. Everyone raved about it and asked for the recipe."
"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"
"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."
"It was delish!"
"I took this to reunion and everyone LOVED it."
"I only had a triple chocolate cake mix and it really made this cake so chocolatey. Very good!"
"This is one of the best chocolate cakes I've ever had and was so easy to make."
"I didn't have the egg substitute on hand, so just put in 2 extra eggs, and it was wonderful."
"This cake just went to the head of the class. It was just wonderful.S.Hankins"
"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."
"How many eggs can you use instead of egg substitute?"
"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"
"I made this cake for an office birthday party and everyone loved it. I will definitely make it again."
"I made this caek and it was excellent, moist, nice texture tasted really good. Would definitely make again."
"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."
"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."
"I have saved the recipe. It's Tooo hot in Upstate SC to turn on the oven. Sounds devine!!BZ, SC"
"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. :)"
"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."
"This cake was very chocolately,rich and moist.Everyone liked it.Very easy.It's a winner"
"Re: Ultimate Chocolate CaseI 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."
"1/4 cup of egg substitute equals one egg."
"I havn't made this cake yet but when I do I plan to use three eggs instead of the egg substitute. Polly"
" 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? "
"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?"
"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"
"CATHYFREE REF:SEVEN MINUTE ICING, DO YOU HAVE A GOOD RECIPE? THANKS JACKIEB"
"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."
"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!"
"What is seven minute icing?"
"The cake is moist and delicious! I add cherry pie filling and use seven minute icing."
"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"
"Very good recipe. I have also tried it with white cake mix, vanilla pudding and white chocolate chips. Very good!"
"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 family and I absolutely love this cake. Thanks so much for sharing this with us. Michele"