This healthier, reduced calorie chocolate cake is made with a chocolate cake mix, chocolate Greek yogurt and topped with a light & fluffy chocolate whipped frosting! You won’t believe that each serving is only 200 calories.
HEALTHIER, LESS CALORIES CHOCOLATE CAKE
I am normally not one for ‘skinny’ desserts. If I want brownies or chocolate cake, then I am going to eat brownies or chocolate cake. Not smashed black bean brownies (anyone tried those?) or that chickpea healthy cookie dough I’ve seen floating around Pinterest lately.
Plus, I have never had a dessert that was “skinny” that actually tasted good… until this skinny chocolate cake! You guys, I am so in love with this chocolate cake dessert. It quite literally tastes like heaven and you would never even guess that each serving is slightly less than 200 calories!
With it being the New Year I know lots of you may be watching calories, trying to eat better, and all that fun stuff. This skinny chocolate cake is something that you can eat and not feel guilty about.
You know how after you eat a really rich, decadent chocolate dessert that heavy feeling you have?! That’s the beauty of this cake. No heavy, super full feeling.
And that light, whipped, fluffy as a cloud frosting on top is just the cherry on top. The cake tastes dense, fluffy, and rich but is so light and airy at the same time.
No mixer needed! Combine the ingredients for the cake in a bowl and pour into your baking dish. You’ll end up with a puffy and thick chocolate cake. Let that cool completely and then frost and of course, add some sprinkles or other toppings.
You could add rainbow colored sprinkles, Valentines Day sprinkles if you’re making it for the big day, or use some mini chocolate chips.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR HEALTHIER CHOCOLATE CAKE
- milk chocolate cake mix
- 2 containers of chocolate greek yogurt
- 1% milk
- sugar-free instant pudding mix
- lite cool whip
- vanilla extract
I really hope you LOVE this one like we did. Try it out and see what you think. Plus, just think of all the variations of this cake:
funfetti cake mix + a vanilla pudding
red velvet cake mix + a chocolate pudding
spice cake mix + a vanilla pudding
white cake mix + a white chocolate pudding mix
Try these other healthier treats
- Steel Cut Oatmeal Energy Bites
- Banana Yogurt Chocolate Chip Snack Bars
- Greek Yogurt Banana Muffins
- Whole Grain Cinnamon Applesauce Bread
Skinny Chocolate Cake
- 1 box (15.25 oz) milk chocolate cake mix do not prepare
- 2 containers (5.3 oz each) chocolate Greek yogurt
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup 1% milk
- 1 box (1.4 oz) sugar-free chocolate instant pudding mix
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tub (8 oz) lite Cool Whip thawed
Heat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, combine dry cake mix, Greek yogurt, and water. Stir together using a wire whisk, wooden spoon, or spatula. Make sure to mix it until it's completely combined. About 1-2 minutes.
Evenly spread the cake batter into the prepared baking dish and cook for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let cool completely.
For the frosting: combine the milk, dry pudding mix, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Use a wire whisk, or handheld beaters, to whip together for about 1-2 minutes. It will thicken up after a couple of minutes.
Add the Cool Whip and stir together until combined.
Spread over cooled cake and top with sprinkles of choice, or leave plain.
Serve right away or you can let it refrigerate for a couple of hours before serving.
Each serving is slightly less than 200 calories!
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recipe idea adapted from Life in the Lofthouse