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Guilt-Free Chocolate Cake

You won't miss the fat when you taste this moist, fudgy dessert. I substituted yogurt for the oil called for in a reduced-fat box mix to create this delicious cake. —Brenda Ruse, Truro, Nova Scotia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 package devil's food cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 1 cup reduced-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar


  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, yogurt, cocoa, egg whites and egg; beat on low for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  • Pour into a 10-in. fluted tube pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 191 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 399mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch.

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  • Rabia
    Jul 16, 2019


  • eyeball4
    May 21, 2013

    can you use different flavors of cake mix & just reduce the water since you won't be adding the cocoa?

  • LB2042
    Mar 19, 2013

    I made this in a 13 x 9 pan and it came out great--could not believe it is so guilt free and I frosted it with Cool Whip Chocolate frosting mixed with a little more cool whip free and it was to die for, My husband wants me to make another one. And I sure will.

  • digger1
    Mar 16, 2013

    It is a delicious, fudgy alternative to the real thing with yogurt replacing oil.

  • PGAnn
    Mar 14, 2013

    I used cake mix with pudding in it, and vanilla yogurt instead of plain. Frosted with a chocolate glaze instead of powdered sugar. Rich, moist, and does not hint of being guilt-free. Everyone loved the texture - great with ice cream/frozen yogurt on top also.

  • cutie777
    Mar 14, 2013

    haven't tried it yet..

  • mmschneider
    Mar 14, 2013

    Easy and delicious. I used plain greek yogurt because that is what I had so it was probably a little thicker consistancy. I used a 9x13 dish so baking time was a little shorter (about 25-30 minutes-ish). Very good as agreed by all.

  • petdoc1985
    Mar 14, 2013

    I agree. This is moist, intensely chocolate- tasting cake. However it sets lightly in your mouth and is a great finish (with coffee) to a more robust meal. I added raspberrys to each plate for garnish. YUM!

  • Clifton66
    Mar 14, 2013

    I used a chocolate fudge cake mix and this recipe is totally yummy. Husband said he missed the icing but I thought it was great, sprinkled powdered sugar on each piece as I cut them. I've frozen half of it so time will tell on that.

  • ElaineRoseNespeca
    Mar 14, 2013

    Very moist, dense cake, with a rich chocolate flavor (I think due to the extra cocoa). Certainly do NOT miss the added fat of 3 full eggs and oil. My family loved it!!!