Tofu Chocolate Cake

Tofu Chocolate Cake

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 189.5
  • Total Fat: 4.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 267.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 35.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 2.9 g

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Introduction

I know it sounds weird: chocolate cake and tofu, together? It's so tasty, and a much healthier way to eat cake! I know it sounds weird: chocolate cake and tofu, together? It's so tasty, and a much healthier way to eat cake!
Number of Servings: 16

Ingredients

    1 box super moist chocolate cake mix
    1-300g block of soft/dessert tofu
    1/4 cup water

Directions

With a food processor or blender (I use my hand/stick blender), mix cake mix and tofu together.
Once mixed, add 1/4 cup water and blend again until smooth.
Pour into baking dish and cook according to the directions on the cake mix box, depending what type of dish you use. Sometimes I make cupcakes, sometimes I make a cake and cut it into squares.
DO NOT add the oil/egg/whatever else the cake mix box says you need - the tofu takes the place of all of these!

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  • Incredible!
    65 of 67 people found this review helpful
    I made this using a reduced sugar devils food cake mix, 454g grams of tofu and 1 cup of water. It made 18 generously sized cup cakes and topped each with melted semi-sweet chocolate (just 127 calories and 3g of fat each!). Absolutely delicious - my husband LOVES them! - 4/12/08

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  • Incredible!
    42 of 44 people found this review helpful
    I made 2 thinner cakes then I put fat free cool whip and watered down low cal raspberry jam in the middle, then drizzle both over the top with fresh raspberries. I was skeptical (never really like tofu) but now it's my favorite! I loved it! - 6/6/07

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  • Very Good
    39 of 47 people found this review helpful
    Used gluten free cake mix, turned out awesome, rich dark chocolate and moist! Problem is, I couldn't stop eating it!!!!! - 1/27/10

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  • Incredible!
    36 of 37 people found this review helpful
    just tried with ghiradelli dark chocolate brownie mix- AMAZING!!! total calorie count for 1 brownie~ 149! Thank you so much for posting this recipe! :) - 6/1/10

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  • 34 of 36 people found this review helpful
    This is great. I used a supermoist carrot cake mix instead. I feel much better eating this than the traditional manner and nobody noticed anything amiss with the carrot cake. :D - 1/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    23 of 23 people found this review helpful
    Moist, delicious, easy! I used a Moist Spice Cake mix and the boxed tofu I used was 340 g. but I used the whole thing and used about 1/2 cup water. Great! I told my kids that it was a "snack cake" therefore it did not have any frosting and the bought it! They think it is great! - 4/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    20 of 26 people found this review helpful
    Batter is very stiff, doesn't self-level like regular cake batter, so spread smoothly and evenly in the pan. No one knew there was tofu in it! But remember, cake mixes have transfats. Although healthier than regular cake, this is still not a healthy snack. But I still recommend it! - 2/4/10

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  • Good
    16 of 25 people found this review helpful
    Too much "junk" in this one, although it tasted good. Next time, I substituted Brown Rice Flour, Baking Powder and Cacao Powder for the cake mix. Just as good and much more healthful! (Take a look at the Ingredients on a box of cake mix if you want a real shock!) - 3/14/13

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  • Incredible!
    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I was very surprised at how great this tasted! I used 1/2 cup of water and it was the perfect consistency. Light and fluffy and super delicious! Thank you MEHICKS! - 1/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 17 people found this review helpful
    VERY good and VERY easy. I made a batch of 18 HUGE cupcakes, I am going to do 24 next time or try a cake. It is great, you don't miss the oil or eggs at ALL. I took them to a bbq and everyone was SHOCKED that I used tofu! - 11/13/09

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  • Very Good
    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I made this with brownie mix. I probably could have added more water, or possibly applesauce. It was a little gelatinous, but it was pretty good. DH did not know it was tofu! - 12/31/08

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  • Good
    10 of 20 people found this review helpful
    Anything chocolastee is good! Those of us mediczlly lowering our estrogen to prevent breast cancer should be aware tofuis soy and soy is a plant form of estrogen - 12/31/08

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
    This was amazing. I made it with Duncan HInes German Chocolate Cake mix, and a brick of Morinu firm organic tofu. Just the richest most delicious cake ever. I used half a cup of H20, because the tofu was 349 gms not 300. Add H20 til the consistency works. "Sour" must've used the wrong tofu. - 12/30/08

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Okay, this was great. I used some cheap off brand cake mix and Mori-Nu silken tofu. (the box says-- for use for smoothies and baking).

    I didn't add the water.

    I made 12 muffins and enjoyed 1 and froze the other 11.

    Thank you for snacks & dessert for the next 2 weeks!

    ROCKSTAR!
    - 12/29/08

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I made this with a devils food cake mix and everyone loved it. Did not tell them about the tofu- and they never noticed! The batter was very thick with the 300g of tofu, I added a little more water. Served it with sugar free choc. syrup & fat free whipped cream. Will try more tofu next time. - 10/7/10

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 14 people found this review helpful
    great topped with walnuts! - 5/23/10

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I made this as a Valentine's Day treat for the family. I followed the recipe exactly. They all loved it. When it was all gone, I revealed the "secret ingredient". Lots of shocked faces, but all were pleased. - 2/14/10

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 14 people found this review helpful
    I have it in the oven now - can't wait to try! I used silken chocolate fudge tofu and the super moist chocolate fudge mix...choco overload! What a great idea! - 2/5/10

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I just made this for my mom, as a mothers day cake. Not only did I love it, and my mom love it, but my brothers, that always bug me about my cooking loved it. I totally recommend it. I think next time though, I'm going to add some chocolate chips to give it more oomf...awesome either way though! - 5/9/10

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I made cupcakes with this and it was delicious!!! I used firm tofu and had to blend with cake mix in order to get out the lumps. It was so good tho. My boyfriend and brother loved them also. I will be making a cake like this for x-mas I can't wait! - 12/22/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I absolutely love this recipe! Its so easy and healthy and no one ever suspects there's tofu inside. Super soft and light ... it turned out much better than following the directions on the box. I will be making this again and again throughout the years. Thank you so much for sharing!!! - 7/9/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 10 people found this review helpful
    OMG delicious! I brought it to a family function and didn't tell anyone it had tofu until i received the fantastic reviews. They were all shocked! Only problem is I wanted a second or possibly third piece. Definitely make again. - 5/3/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This is the best chocolate cake ever, now all my friends make this cake too. try dif. flavors also. good, good, good ! - 9/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This is so good. I made it and brought it over to my mom's and didn't tell them what was in it as they think tofu is gross lol they all ate them and were asking for more! - 3/23/11

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Great idea! The only complaint I have is that the batter was TOO tasty (and of course safe to eat). I'm having a very low self-control day bc I'm stressed and over-tired. Now I feel sick and the cake isn't even out of the oven!
    - 2/14/09

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I made this with a Betty Crocker dark chocolate cake mix. It was so moist and light!! I didn't tell my husband that it was made with tofu or he NEVER would have eaten it..... he thought it was delicious and didn't even ask it if was healthy (sometimes he is suspicious) - 5/23/13

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Is the tofu drained for this recipe? I'm new to the tofu world.... - 4/16/13

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    USE SILKEN TOFU - 4/15/13

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I gave this a try. I really thought my husband and son would notice something different about it with the tofu but they didn't. I won't tell them either because I know they would be upset. It was very good. I want to try the spice cake next. - 10/30/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Wonderfully satiny smooth and so moist. I add the full amount of water the cake mix asks for and it is absolutely sinful how Delicious this cake is! Still has the trans fats though, but a great way to have your cake AND eat it too! - 2/10/11

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  • 2 of 10 people found this review helpful
    CLEMC78CC, hopefully your dog wouldn't eat it. Chocolate kills dogs. - 12/8/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Have made this 3 times now! I use 1/2 cup water. First time I added inst. espresso powder, 2nd time w/spice cake mix, 3rd w/low sugar cake mix and cherry extract. Everybody loves them! Made them as mini cupcakes and reg. cupcakes, so moist! - 2/17/08

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    You can also do the same with a can of chocolate silmfast. Its very moist and fudgey :) - 5/28/07

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Could you add the tofu like that to a home made recipe? Have you tried it? - 6/9/14

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely love this recipe...fools so many people and tastes great! - 1/4/14

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I did this with spice cake mix in a bundt pan. Really moist. But, be prepared, it doesn't rise like traditional cakes. Will definitely do it again. - 12/31/13

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    For those on WW, it comes out to 5 pts. per serving. - 11/6/13

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    My wife says "dessert tofu, how are you going to find that! - 9/16/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The best chocolate cake I've had. Very moist. And I didn't feel guilty afterward. - 9/10/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this with a devils food cake mix and it was perfect. And so easy! I can't wait to try it with other flavors! - 4/22/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made this. Took it to work and they raved. Will make it again. - 4/19/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is awesome and so delicious. I have made them for my entire family and friends and no one believes they are only made with tofu. I had to make it in front of them to proof it. - 4/15/13

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Looks like there is icing on the cake! What about the icing recipe? - 4/15/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is a great moist fudgey cake! I used almond milk instead of water and Nutella for the icing. Fantastic! - 2/26/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Giving up cake was one of my biggest challenges. I made this tonight (first time ever in my life I've used tofu) and I could not tell a difference!! I was absolutely amazed! I didn't even really miss the frosting! - 2/4/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I used Betty Crocker's chocolate fudge cake mix as it was cheaper than they other flavours (student life!), I also used custard flavoured dessert tofu (300G) & added 1/2 cup water. The batter tastes so good! Half the mixture is baking away as I write this! So excited! :) - 1/30/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Fantastic! Stealth healthy! - 12/28/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is awesome!!!! I sprinkled a few vegan chocolate chips on top and baked in a 9x9 inch square pan. I will make this again! - 11/10/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm not a great cook, but this was so EASY and MOIST and TASTY!!! My boyfriend was pleasantly surprised! :) - 4/19/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    How about replacing silken soy puree with tofu. Silken soy puree takes less efforts for blending; it's much more consistent, smooth and creamy in texture. Most importantly, it's much more lower in beany taste. Check this website out: http://silkensoypuree.morinu.com/

    tnguyen@morinu.com
    - 7/29/11

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  • 1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    VERY GOOD!! I used carrot cake mix, added 1c. of pineapple and used 1c. pineapple juice from the can...making 24 cupcakes brings it to 102 calories each!!! - 6/7/11

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Simple and easy to make this is a yummy treat! - 12/29/08

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This may be higher calories than the diet coke recipe, but is so much healthier. Questions: Do you drain the Tofu. What is different about Dessert Tofu? I have never seen it in the store. - 12/29/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was wonderful! I added a little over .5C of water and it turned out fluffy and MOIST. Will def try with other mixes. Served it with raspberries with Splenda and nonfat cool whip. Delish :) - 7/27/08

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  • O.K.
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Strangely mine has a sour after taste. I used premade chocalate cake mix with a block of tofu. It came out moist but the sour aftertaste is really intolerable. My dog wouldn't eat it.. - 6/3/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I've had something similar to this & it was delicious! - 3/15/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I submitted this recipe under my old SparkPeople name, and still LOVE it. Such a tasty treat, and an easy way to sneak some soy products in! - 3/13/07

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  • Made a few changes - 8/17/17

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  • I gave 5 Stars because even though your version probably tasted good instead of using a box cake mix I created my own homemade version to create the chocolate half of the cake, added some raisens​ bathed in some rum from 2016 (it's a Jamaican thing, we put dried fruits like raisens and cherry in r - 8/17/17

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  • Must Try... - 8/11/17

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  • I am absolutely going to try this.. so easy! - 8/11/17

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  • I think it's a bit of a waste of time looking at recipes and assuming them to be for items which are homemade, and finding that they using store bought cake mixes. Sorry if I'm insulting people but .....that's how I feel :)
    - 8/2/17

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  • yummy - 7/28/17

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  • We have a fast food restaurant that serves a "to-die-for" chocolate cake! It's rumored they use mayo in the mix? I just like to have a slice with 2 glasses of ice cold milk. I saw this recipe and that this worth a look. Since I don't bake I didn't deter from the recipe afraid I would muss it up.Yum - 7/28/17

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  • yummy! - 7/18/17

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  • thank you for sharing - 7/8/17

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  • A great way to incorporate tofu into your nutrition. It made the cake very moist! - 7/5/17

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  • - 4/30/17

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  • Being a chocolate lover, this one is great - 4/22/17

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  • I loved it just the way it is with the tofu as it was a great substitute for the normal way of making a chocolate cake. delish and thanx! - 4/21/17

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  • Thanks for sharing - 4/21/17

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  • yum - 4/13/17

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  • I would think some cool whip would be great on this. - 4/10/17

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  • Yummy - 3/27/17

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  • add a tsp of cinnamon - 3/15/17

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  • I guess the point is to add extra protein? - 3/9/17

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  • I have to admit I was shocked that it tasted good! I never had tofu before. Might have to try other recipes using tofu. - 3/3/17

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  • I'd rather have one piece of good cake or no cake at all. - 2/28/17

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  • Will try. Love chocolate cake. - 2/27/17

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  • Interesting substitute for the oil. I may try it instead of applesauce. - 2/23/17

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  • yummy - 2/10/17

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  • Does anyone know what this translates to in W.W points?? - 2/9/17

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  • Looks great. Hope the frosting is no cal. lol - 2/9/17

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  • I haven't made this, just wanted to answer the question, dessert tofu is what is actually called silken tofu it has a very soft texture and is used for things like smoothies, dips and now apparently cake, can't wait to give this a try. - 1/7/17

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  • Has anyone used it on other cakes like lemon?and is there a reduced topping? - 9/16/16

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  • I was looking at this, hoping that with the tofu, the protein would be increased, and carbs down--NOT!! So won't be making it... I limit my meals to 25 g net carbs---so 36 g of carb for one snack or dessert is way out of my parameters. - 6/22/16

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  • Amazing! My chocolate cake loving husband had no clue I had used tofu! It's nice to know I can get my sweet fix when needed! - 6/3/16

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  • Nobody cuts a cake into 16 pieces. SMH - 7/25/15

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  • I was skeptical but bought the tofu and tried it, everyone enjoyed it, I never told them there was tofu in it. Used regular boxed Betty Crocker Devils Food cake Mix. - 7/15/15

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  • Good! Made with firm tofu, what I had on hand, and added extra water. Made the cake mix from scratch, very easy to do and no "funny stuff" in it. Box mixes are loaded with chemicals
    And trans fats. Seems to me, if you use a box mix, it negates the benefits of using tofu instead of oil and egg. J
    - 7/3/15

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  • What is dessert Tofu? Is this found in the cake aisle? - 4/22/15

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  • Super easy to make. - 1/31/15

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  • I'm going to try this but I'll make a chocolate cake from scratch using organic dark chocolate cacao. Sounds yummy and a good way to use tofu! - 1/17/15

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  • I was skeptical, but I'm so impressed! I thought the batter was a bit thick even with the 1/2 cup of water that I added, but it turned out beautifully! It didn't quite rise the way my cakes normally do, but I baked it in a 9 x 13 glass pan, so it didn't really matter. Will do this often - thanks! - 9/27/14

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    have over for dinner guests who are vegans i want to use pilsburys chocolate cake mix what can i put on top of the cake for frosting any suggestions ? - 6/9/14

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  • This is really amazing. I have served it to several non-vegetarians that thought they couldn't find a way to eat tofu until now. It is a big hit every time. It is really good with cream cheese and fresh raspberries. - 5/7/14

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This was AWESOME! Devil's cake mix (store brand), xxx dashes of cayenne pepper, cinnamon, chili pepper really set the chocolate off. I used 430 gms of tofu (over the 300 gms called for) and coconut water. The cake was dense and moist. Hubby LOVED it! Definite hit to be repeated again! - 10/8/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    If you are vegan or have other dietary issues, this is great. But the same portion of the cake, cooked according to the box, works out to 165 cals (220 cals for 1/12th of cake.) Just a heads up... - 9/3/13

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Love that you can delete the oil and egg. Thanks for the idea! - 8/7/13

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Can you use gluten free cake mix? - 5/7/13

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