Be still my chocolate loving heart, a moist chocolate cake made from scratch with only three tablespoons of oil in the entire treat! Top this with some chocolate syrup and fresh raspberries and oh my, what a chocolate dessert!
Yield: 20 servings
5 from 4 votes

Homemade Skinny Chocolate Cake

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Be still my chocolate loving heart, a moist chocolate cake made from scratch with only three tablespoons of oil in the entire treat! Top this with some chocolate syrup and fresh raspberries and oh my, what a chocolate dessert!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 4 oz unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup HOT coffee
  • 3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fat free milk
  • 2 cups cake flour (not self rising)
  • 1 package instant chocolate pudding (not sugar free)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup plain fat free Greek yogurt
  • spray oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Lightly spray and flour your cake pan.
  • In a large bowl combine flour, dry chocolate pudding mix, salt, baking powder and baking soda and set aside. (dry ingredients)
  • In a medium bowl, combine HOT coffee with the cocoa powder until it dissolves. Slowly add milk and vanilla extract. Set aside. (wet ingredients)
  • In a stand mixer on low speed combine the sugar and oil; mix to combine well.
  • Add the applesauce until mixed through. Then add eggs and egg whites until incorporated.
  • Starting with the dry ingredients, slowly add a little of the dry, then a little of the wet ingredients, alternating between wet and dry until all the ingredients are mixed in.
  • Last step is to add the Greek yogurt and just stir to combine.
  • Pour into the cake pan and transfer to oven.
  • Depending on the pan you use, (I used a 13 x 9-inch pan) bake for 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cupcakes will be closer to 25-30 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 2.5 x 2.25 inch slice, Calories: 163kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 9.5mg, Sodium: 335mg, Fiber: 1.5g, Sugar: 19.5g
Blue Smart Points: 7
Green Smart Points: 7
Purple Smart Points: 7
Points +: 4