Mix-in-Pan Chocolate Snack Cake

4.6 of 5 (8)
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 229.0
  • Total Fat: 9.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 14,883.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 34.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 3.2 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Mix-in-Pan Chocolate Snack Cake calories by ingredient


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Number of Servings: 8


    1-2/3 cup unbleached white flour
    1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    1/2 cup Splenda For Baking (see note)
    1/4 cup cocoa powder
    1 tsp. baking soda
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 cup water
    1/3 cup canola oil, or similar
    1 tsp vinegar
    1/2 tsp vanilla extract


Heat oven to 350 F. Mix together dry ingredients in ungreased 8x8x2 inch cake pan. Stir in remaining ingredients until well combined, paying close attention to the corners. Bake about 35 or 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

NOTE: Another 1/2 cup brown sugar can be substituted for the Splenda but will add to calories, of course.

Let cool for 10 minutes before cutting. Sprinkle with powdered sugar low fat whipped topping if desired.

Serves 8 modestly.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BMXWHEELIE.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Original recipe was great. I also made it modified for husband's health needs. I sub unsweetened applesauce for oil, used no vinegar, used splenda brown sugar, "NoSalt" in place of regular salt, and whole grain pastry/pie flour in place of unbleached flour. top
    with mixture of cocoa and splenda.
    - 9/16/14

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I really enjoyed this cake, I did use all sugar, a little less than the recipe, and added a jar of cherries that I canned last summer, and it was divine. Thank you. - 7/18/10

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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I make a very similar recipe from Betty Crocker - always turns out great. I mix this recipe up by putting chopped nuts or coconut on top. We also cut this cake into 16 pieces (2"x2") - just enough to satisfy a sweet tooth. - 1/12/09

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I can't believe how good this is! I have told so many people about it. My girls have asked for it as their birthday cake! :) - 2/11/08

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    i could not figure out why the sodium was so high. And that fact that noone mentioned it especialy. Finally checked the ingredient info and instead of saying 1/4 tsp. it says cups. wow what a difference a decimal makes. lol - 8/12/08