Yogurt Spice Cake Recipe

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If you’re looking for a easy guilt-free way to dress up a boxed mix, try this yummy cake with a spice flavor and a hint of apple.—Jolene Hermoe, Raymond, South Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 1 package spice cake mix (regular size)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 cartons (6 ounces each ) vanilla yogurt, divided
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 216 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 287mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 0g fiber), 4g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, one carton of yogurt, applesauce and eggs until blended. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  2. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. For frosting, fold whipped topping into remaining yogurt; spread over cake. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as Yogurt Spice Cake in Light & Tasty August/September 2005, p44

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yellowrose79 232853
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2015

"I'm confused. The ingredients list 1 1/2 CUPS of yogurt divided but the directions say add 1 CARTON of yogurt. Should you add 1 cup of yogurt to the mix and then fold the remaining half cup with the cool whip frosting?"

raefrances71 135912
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2012

"Really good cake, easy to make and enjoyed by both my husband and I."

bluebowtye 85330
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2010

"This is so good! It is very easy and refreshing. I like to make it the way the recipe states but the possibilities are endless depending on your particular taste."

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