Yummy Chocolate Cake Recipe
- 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
- 1 package (2.1 ounces) sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix
- 1-3/4 cups water
- 3 egg whites
- 1-1/4 cups cold fat-free milk
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 package (1.4 ounces) sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix
- 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed
- Chocolate curls, optional
- 1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mix, water and egg whites. Beat on low speed for 1 minute; beat on medium for 2 minutes.
- 2. Pour into a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 12-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
- 3. For frosting, place milk and extract in a large bowl. Sprinkle with a third of the pudding mix; let stand for 1 minute. Whisk pudding into milk. Repeat twice with remaining pudding mix. Whisk pudding 2 minutes longer. Let stand for 15 minutes. Fold in whipped topping. Frost cake. Garnish with chocolate curls if desired. Yield: 16 servings.
1 piece: 197 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 409mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fat.
Reviews for Yummy Chocolate Cake
"Yikes, trans fats in both the cake and the frosting! Puddings have trans fats and so do frozen whipped toppings."
"I am diabetic, and I love this cake, give you a chance to eat something wonderful. My family did not even know it was, so that was better. Nest time, I will add toasted pecans to the top."
"The best cake ever! My frosting turned out great.....I refrigerated it for a short time before I frosted, so it would set a little. Perfect, and it lasted at least 4 days in the fridge. Perfect for groups of people.....they devour it. Use the 15x10x1 pan too......I think that makes a difference. This goes in my favorites!!"
"The cake is good and bakes up well (and I made cupcakes instead of a pan cake). However, the frosting ended up a soupy mess, even though I followed the instructions exactly and used low-fat frozen whipped topping, not fat-free. I cannot figure out how anyone could get frosting from these directions/ingredients. Because I made these for my husband's birthday, I had to use store-bought frosting (the sugary, unhealthy kind) which sort of defeats the whole purpose of this recipe. I will be looking for another frosting recipe to use with this cake."
"I made this for company and everyone loved it. The cake comes out very moist and the frosting perfect. I love light desserts that taste good and this one is just that! Not too heavy, not too rich, just right!"
"This was a WONDERFUL cake! All who ate it loved it. Thanks La Donna for the great recipe."
"It's the real thing. The chocolate version is wonderful! I'm a vanilla fan, therefore I substituted a vanilla cake mix and vanilla frosting. Wow! I think this will become a staple in my house. This, along with all these light recipes fit in perfectly with the Weight Watcher Points Plus program. Try it!"
"I made it for Mother's Day, and everyone loved it. No one guessed that it was a "lighter" dessert."
"Made it for my husband and me for dessert for the week, both of us really enjoyed it. Would love to make it in lemon"
"Was excellent and everyone loved it...so moist! Can't wait to try with other flavors of cake mix w/co-ordinating FF/SF pudding."
"Very good. Took to church gathering potluck and many had seconds."
"We thought it was great. The frosting was wonderful. Definitely a keeper!"
"Made this cake for the family and everyone raved about it. What's even better it is only 5 points on Weight Watchers!"
"My family was not a fan. Said the cake was too heavy."
"I used 1.4ounce of chocolate pudding mix to a Devils Food cake mix and the cake was so dense and moist - its was delicious. I didnt bother using lite or fat free or sugar free cool whip because when you look at the fat content its just about the same across the board. This cake was delicious and my family inhaled it!!!"
"Made this foir Mother's Day today. I made it in 2- 9 inch square pans for easier transport (plus I had 2 places to go, one for each) cake was really good, the pudding added a nice richness. However I was not thrilled with the almond extract. It was a little strong. I am sure it covered the artificial sweetner flavor of the pudding though and since I hate the aftertaste of artificial sugar I can appreciate it. I will try a little vanilla extract next time. Was a good cake overall but might be better with white cake, vanilla pudding and vanilla extract like some reviewers have suggested.Ok for a "light" cake."
"Have made this cake many times. Really an excellent go to for lighter eating."
"People having trouble with the icing being watery might be using fat free Cool Whip. The recipe calls for low fat, and often when you try to add anything to fat free, it turns watery."
"Too chocolatey for me, but everyone else loved it! I used regular pudding, not the sugar free, so it was much richer. I also used orange extract instead of the almond, because of allergies. The orange extract added a nice flavour. The pudding made the cake extra moist, but the frosting was what everyone enjoyed!"
"Absolutely love this! It is hard to stay away from and does not last for long!"
"Great recipe - would definitely make it again."
"Brilliant recipe. Very easy to make. Made this a couple of times when we had company and it went down a treat. Ammended topping slightly. Mixed 1 packet of chocolate pudding with 200ml of whipped cream and just kept if simple, and it still tastes great. Good thing is you can whip this up in no time with minimum effort and the results are amazing. I would go as far as saying it tastes better then shop bought cakes. Will try making it next time with layering cake and frosting and decoarate with flake."
"I don't understand what we went wrong with our frosting. We followed the instructions very closely and were very careful on the measurements but unfortunately the frosting still came out watery. :("
"This is an awesome cake!! Very moist and chocolaty. Also, it is especially good when it's cold!!!"
"The cake does not taste low fat at all and the mousse frosting is a nice alternative to the typical canned frosting. However, I thought the recipe for the frosting made too much for the cake, also, I would leave the almond extract out of it.Side note, this cake really does refrigerate nicely and actually tastes better cold!!"
"the frosting was watery. I followed the directions to a "T"....this was for Valenines day,,,huge disappointment :("
"one of few good low fat cakes. keeps well in the refrigerator"
"This is the best light chocolate cake I have ever made. I am a weight watcher and this works nicely with our program. Only 4 points. I cut the piece in half and put one of the halves on top of the other for a layer cake. Works great for birthday cake and it freezes nicely. Also tastes great as a frozen desert. Highly recommend this cake."
"I made this recipe for a birthday treat and all the people who had it liked it very much. I would make it again."
"I would make this again, it is a keeper! I used reg. pudding as I have had a bout with cancer and will not eat anything with aspartame!"
"I will try this recipe if I can find a sugar free pudding mix without Aspartame. It is the popular "sugar free" sweetener used by the food industry that has many adverse side affects. Read your labels!!!"
"This sounds like a great light cake recipe. I plan on making it for our Christmas dinner. I will use a vanilla cake mix with vanilla pudding for the cake and vanilla pudding with vanilla flavoring for the icing. For a festive Christmas touch, I will sprinkle the top with crushed peppermint candy.Thanks for the great idea."
"This looks yummy! I can't wait to try!!"
"Fabulous! (and light). It's my husband's "Birthday cake" now."
"This is a wonderful cake recipe! I made it for a monthly birthday celebration at the office and many colleagues requested copies of the recipe."
"This was wonderful. I wish I could give it 6 stars. Best recipe I've found with Taste of Home healthy yet and low calorie!"
"I put mine in the fridge and then sent it to work with hubby. They all loved it!"
"I made both versions and everyone who tried them loved it! I think next time I might try the low sugar cake mix."
"Could this be baked in a tube pan without frosting? My husband doesn't like frosting."
"This cake is great and who would think it is low-fat. I made it using a low sugar cake mix (with Splenda) because my dad is diabetic and I share what I cook with my elderly parents. It was great.I will try the french vanilla next or maybe with vanilla pudding for the cake and butterscotch pudding for the frosting."
"I made it for my husband's birthday and he LOVED it! We both thought french vanilla would probably be just as good, so I tried that a week later... and it was even BETTER!"
"This one is a definate "Do Again" treat. Really does satisfy that sugar crave that hits once in a while"
"Tried the Yummy Choc cake which it is but was surprised when I took it out of the oven and it seemed to have big bubbles however when it cooled, everything was nice and smooth. Very Good!"
"[quote user="Rhonda Noriega"]The cake was good. Really moist, the directions for the time was way off though. Use the time on the cake box. The almond extract in the frosting had a bit of an odd flavor. My daughter and husband refused to eat the frosting. If I made it again I would leave the almond extract out of the frosting.[/quote]Maybe you should try vanilla?"
"The cake was good. Really moist, the directions for the time was way off though. Use the time on the cake box. The almond extract in the frosting had a bit of an odd flavor. My daughter and husband refused to eat the frosting. If I made it again I would leave the almond extract out of the frosting."
"I made this cake for a picnic, everyone loved it!!! It is really good!! Will make it again, will try to find a way to make it less fat maybe 2g."
"hey, your recipes sounds yummy! can't wait to make it!!!!ninaninaishungrylicious"
"This sounds yummy! I am going to make it this weekend!"
"Can't wait to give this a try as it will fit in nicely with my diet plan.Cathie"
"I will try this one for it does sound very appetizing. My husband and I both love sweets.\FancyBetty"
"Re: I will definitely use this recipe but will use the 50% lesssugar Pillsbury cake mis.Thanksjoeannfirstname.lastname@example.org"