Yummy Chocolate Cake Recipe
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Yummy Chocolate Cake Recipe

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My husband and I are trying to eat lighter but still crave sweets. This moist, chocolate cake really helps with that. With the rich frosting, it makes a decadent treat! —LaDonna Reed, Ponca City, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

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.


  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.
Originally published as Yummy Chocolate Cake in Light & Tasty June/July 2007, p17

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Netizen User ID: 4154355 255944
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2016

"Yikes, trans fats in both the cake and the frosting! Puddings have trans fats and so do frozen whipped toppings."

dcscake_OH User ID: 228890 243061
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2016

"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."

ojc0806 User ID: 4482783 241765
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2016

"The best chocolate cake ever! So easy too! Love the calorie count."

Jmontiverdi User ID: 3967850 229301
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2015

"cake mix sizes have changed from 18.25 to 14 oz in the last few years. What was this originally made with and does it mKe a difference? It does with my pineapple upside down cake, I have buy 2 mixes and weigh them out."

luigimon User ID: 1692040 166364
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2014

"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!!"

brooksjones7 User ID: 3308734 129318
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2014

"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."

barretsmommy User ID: 805374 68788
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2013

"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!"

charlenepaugustyn User ID: 3862805 168385
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2013

"This was a WONDERFUL cake! All who ate it loved it. Thanks La Donna for the great recipe."

brittnipapke User ID: 7081888 68787
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2013

"I made this cake but not the frosting, I didnt eat thea ctual cake yet but it came out fantastic, the batter was delicious and its super easy to make. Plus no oil or egg yolks."

mastermindmommy User ID: 4943119 106381
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2012

"I used full fat pudding mix and 2% milk, but OH MY GOODNESS THIS IS THE BEST chocolate cake I'VE EVER HAD!! Everyone in my family had a piece (and my kids are very picky) and they all LOVED it!! I am adding this to my list of permanent recipes. Thank you Taste of Home!!"

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