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Black Cherry Cake


  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) fat-free cherry yogurt, divided
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, egg whites and oil; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Fold in 3/4 cup yogurt.
  • 2. Pour into a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 3. Place remaining yogurt in a small bowl; fold in whipped topping. Spread over cake. Store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 230 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 255mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


Average Rating:
  • BakerDeborah
    Dec 17, 2014

    I love this cake! It works with any fruit yogurt and for added flavor I add frozen fruit to the batter. I have to I don't use fat free anything. Real whipped cream regular yogurt the whole nine yards. And because a never have cake mix on hand, I looked up the dry ingredients in a cake recipe and made sure to add the vanilla too. It works out awesome!

  • LB2042
    Jan 22, 2012

    I have made this cake twice and this last time I wanted more of a cherry taste so in place of the water I added dark cherry soda and oh my what a pretty pink I got and more of a cherry taste love this cake.

  • xicota
    Oct 14, 2011

    I've made this cake several times using the black cherry yogurt; last night I tried it with peach yogurt, and it was also a hit with the family. I used low-fat yogurt, as that is all that the grocery store had in stock, and regular frozen whipped topping. I plan on trying this with other yogurt flavors as well.

  • Classicrock
    Jul 14, 2011

    Thanks to the previous suggestion, I used (3) 6 oz containers of black cherry yougurt, and added 1-1/2 containers to the cake mix and 1-1/2 containers to the frosting. The black cherry flavor was delicious! I received compliments from many on this yummy cake. -Lori in WI.

  • Karsit1
    Jun 8, 2011

    This is one of the best summer dessert I have ever made, and so easy. For the person who said that the frosting did not turn out pink, I use 3 black cherry yogurts. I put 1 1/2 in cake batter and 1 1/2 in the cool whip. It adds a little more color and more of the black cherry flavor.

  • guenther10
    May 9, 2011


  • nursechef
    Mar 13, 2011

    Very simple and loved how moist it was. Dissapointed the flavor of the yogurt didn't come out more but perhaps it's because I had to use plain cherry yogurt, not black cherry. I will definitely try this with other yogurts. Thinking the key lime might be fun for st. patricks day, or cinco de mayo, or for any summer party.

  • Live2Cook
    Nov 21, 2010

    Made this for a birthday at work. Two people asked for the recipe. I used regular cherry yogurt as my grocery store doesn't carry black cherry.

  • whalelover71
    Nov 17, 2010

    I've made this cake several times and have used different flavors of yogurt. It's amazing in any flavor.

  • krobinett
    Mar 5, 2010

    I have also used different yogurt flavors, but the Black Cherry is the best that I have tried.

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