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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 18
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 151.4
  • Total Fat: 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.3 mg
  • Sodium: 288.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 35.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 3.0 g

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Low Fat Chocolate Cake

Submitted by: ROXIANNA3

Introduction

A very moist and luscious cake. A very moist and luscious cake.
Number of Servings: 18

Ingredients

    2 cups sugar
    1-3/4 cups bleached flour
    3/4 cups cocoa
    1-1/2 tsp baking soda
    1-1/2 tsp baking powder
    1 tsp salt
    1 cup skim milk
    3 egg whites (discard the yolks)
    1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
    1 tsp pure vanilla extract
    1 cup boiling water

Directions

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Beat together the milk, egg whites, applesauce and vanilla; add to dry ingredients.
Add boiling water and beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. (The batter will be very thin.)
Pour into 13x9 baking pan coated with nonstick cooking spray.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.


Number of Servings: 18

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ROXIANNA3.





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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Impressive! Super easy to make! I used 1c. Splenda (in place of sugar) & increased to 1c. Applesauce. Replaced flour with whole wheat flour. Only 69 calories and 13 carbs per serving! My husband really liked it, said it was more like a brownie consistancy. Will save this recipe. - 11/2/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I used whole wheat flour and 1 1/2 cups brown sugar and 1 whole cup of cocoa. I accidently put 1 cup of applesauce and the results were great. I will definately make this again!! - 5/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is awesome!! Dust the top with powdered sugar for a little extra uuumpf. - 4/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This cake was very good and moist. I could not even taste that it was low fat. - 7/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made this last night as a double layer birthday cake, it was so good! Didn't even taste like it was healthy! I used a full cup of apple sauce, changed sugar for splenda, and used 1 1/4 cup cocoa. So moist! My boyfriend LOVED it! - 6/24/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I love this ! I made it vegan with egg substitute and nonfat soymilk. I used Splenda instead of sugar. I used 1 1/4 cocoa and 1/8 powdered sugar sifted on top. I got it down to 103.5 calories with 12 servings ;) - 5/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is delicious! - 5/12/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was yummy!!! I love chocolate! - 5/12/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    We served this at a family gathering. No one guessed it was low fat. I added 1/3 cup extra cocoa, but I actually thought it was a little too rich. I will experiment with the cocoa to see what we like best. But I will definitely be making this again. It was delicious! - 2/5/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I really like this recipe! I didn't have enough all purpose flour so I substituted 1/2 cup whole wheat flour and 1/4 cup cake flour. I also reduced the sugar by 1/4 cup. Dusted the top with powdered sugar. I wll make this again and again. - 2/20/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    SO GOOD! Super moist!! Was woried that the apple would make it weird, but not at all! The best cake ever!! Would make it again! Would never be able to tell it was low fat! - 9/9/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The only thing I changed was I used Carob Powder instead of the Cocoa Powder since I am allergic to caffine.

    Not only was this easy to make, I took it without tasting it first to my Bible Study Group - We all wanted 2nds!!!!! This was a hit and will be making this cake again. - 5/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this cake is so yummy!!! everybody loved it and it was gone in no time. - 2/24/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This cake is very good! My only suggestion is to add at least 1/2 cup of cocoa extra. - 4/10/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty and moist - 1/20/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Changes: used raw & halved the sugar. soaked 2/3 c chopped dates in the water; soy instead of dairy, spelt instead of wheat; 1 full cup cocoa; 1 egg & 1 egg white; topped with sweetened quality yoghurt mixed with mango and passionfruit. Made for 3 yr olds b'day. Fed 11 toddlers and 8 adults easily! - 12/10/07

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made it for my birthday, and added the extra cocoa as stated by someone. It was great. I also substituted low fat buttermilk for the milk, yum yum. - 11/29/07

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this cake last night and instead of using regular cocoa, I used Hershey's Dark Chocolate cocoa (25 calories per serving) and it was delicious!!! It looks more like a brownie than a cake, but it's really good. I would definitely make it again! - 10/24/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love this cake! Does not taste low fat at all - Very moist & lucious. I made it for a friend for her birthday - everyone loved it! I did add a little extra cocoa as suggested by a previous rater (about 1/3 cup). - 8/19/07

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  • tasty, but not particularly low in calories even though it is low in fat, since the servings are 18 making a piece of cake only about 2"x3" for 150 calories, the two cups of sugar is making the calories high. - 8/24/14

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  • I substituted stevia for half the sugar, whole wheat pastry flour for the white flour, used 2 eggs instead of 3 egg whites, upped the cocoa powder to 1 1/4 cups, and used coconut milk instead of cow's milk. The cake was moist and delicious! Baked for 25 minutes at 325 in a convection oven. - 4/16/13

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  • This was a huge hit at my house. Nobody knew it was reduced fat and everyone loved it. I used almond milk (we're all lactose intolerant) and a tablespoon of espresso powder added to the dry ingredients. Made a half recipe and put it in an 8x8 pan. Worked perfectly! - 2/4/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    5 Star Cake for sure! Thanks for sharing!!
    Light, fluffy, moist, and best of all, CHOCOLATEY! I used 2 whole eggs instead of 3 egg whites, replaced a 1/4 cup of white flour for whole wheat flour, and added 2 tsp of refined coconut oil. Not as low fat, but definitely GOOOOOOOOD! - 3/30/12

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  • This tasted sooo good. I was really suprised at how well it turned out! so moist and chocolatey nobody believed it was low fat! Thank you! :D - 2/22/12

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  • great cake! took it to my church carry in and got rave reviews! I used 1 egg white and 1 whole egg. Came out wonderful - 11/5/11

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  • Wanted an alternative to 749 cal a slice birthday cake - everybody loved this! Next time i make it I am going to add a touch of cinnamon! My son even asked me to make it for his birthday. He had no idea it was "diet" CAKE! - 2/19/11

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  • Bad
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used half spenda half raw sugar 3/4 cup whole wheat four & one cup reg white..
    I added one full full cup of & unsweetened applesauce & 3/4 cup of coaca powder. I put it in two 9" roundcake pans they stuck a bit but did come out without breaking I only baked them 25 mins but I live @ 6000 YUM - 2/6/11

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  • Maybe I haven't been "health-ifying" myself for long enough, but I can definitely taste the difference. That being said, though, I thought it was decent and it did satisfy the craving... mostly. :) - 4/22/10

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  • This was fabulous. No one had any idea that it was low in fat. I also reduced the sugar to 1 1/2 cups and it was plenty sweet. I did not change the amount of cocoa as some of the recipes did above. - 2/20/10

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  • Delicious!! So moist and yummy - 2/3/10

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  • ok guys this cake was awesome, I made it into a black forest cake using fat free sugar free whipped topping, drizzle sugar free chocolate syrup on it and garnish with cut in half marichino cherries...NO ONE knew it was healthy...am going to try replacing sugar with splenda tonight for my birthday :) - 11/30/09

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  • I was able to whip this up in a hurry and it was a huge hit. The kids were back for seconds before everyone else had gotten a piece. Extremely moist! Will definitely make again. - 8/8/09

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  • Quite tasty. I also used the 1 c (instead of 3/4 c) cocoa; could actually have used some more, for my tastes. Still not quite as "thick tasting" as normal cake, but pretty good considering it's low fat. - 8/4/09

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  • Oh this is good!!! Used 1 cup of cocoa and used mint extract (LOVE MINT) Try this cake!!! :-) - 3/14/09

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  • who would have thot chocolate cake low fat!!! - 3/9/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used oat bran instead of flour, 1/2 cup Splenda, 1 cup unsweetend applesauce and whole eggs. This recipe is like ones from the early 1990's, when only fat was considered the culprit making people fatter. - 2/3/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds yummy! I'm going to make then if I like it (as everyone else has) I'll come back to give this cake a high rating ;-) - 8/31/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this sounds delicious - 5/18/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good...will have to try it - 5/15/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This cake is very tasty. The alterations I made were: 1.5 cups of sugar, Better'n'Eggs instead of the egg whites, and an additional 1/2 cup (approx.) of cocoa powder. oh, and I used unbleached, unenriched flour.

    very tasty! - 5/14/08

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  • This cake is AWESOME! - 5/13/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds delicious!!! - 5/12/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I want to try this also but will replace the sugar with a sugar substitute, unbleached flour and an egg substitute also. - 5/12/08

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It was okay for low fat. Does not substitute for a real cake, but works for the chocolate fix. - 5/12/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I want to try this so bad but I am not a good baker and it sounds so good - 5/12/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds like a delicious alternate..can't wait to try it! - 5/12/08

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  • O.K.
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I hate throwing out egg yolks. They have a bad rap - but they can help save your eyesight. I'd rather use two whole eggs...and less sugar...replace some of it with stevia.
    But I do know th applesauce would make it moist.
    Mary - 5/12/08

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Yum, I`ll try this recipe! - 5/12/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I think I'm going to try this, but with splenda and wheat flour instead. - 5/12/08

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  • yum yum yum - 5/12/08

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  • O.K.
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Unbleached flour is healthier and would work just as well - 5/12/08

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  • O.K.
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I WILL TRY THIS WITH LESS SUGAR MAYBE USE STEVIA AND USE SOY MILK I'M LACTOSE INTOLERENT - 5/12/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this sounds much like the VERY GOOD recipie on the back of the Hershey's unsweetened cocoa... I've dropped the sugar down by 25% and still fantastic. Whole wheat flour does change the consistency i think. - 5/12/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I will try this with more cocoa, less sugar and some type of healthier flour.. sounds good though! - 5/12/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I will make this cake experimenting with sugar substitute, sugars are way too much - 2 cups of sugar doesn't work for me, but looks great (enriched flour isn't good either, and will work on that). - 5/12/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious and moist. I substitute applesaudce for oil in most of my cake recipes--works great! - 5/12/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good. - 5/12/08

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  • O.K.
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    :p - 5/12/08

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