Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Triple Chocolate Snack Cake

This cake is absolutely one of the best lower calorie chocolate cakes I have ever made.  It is very moist with a deep dark chocolate flavor.  It is a delicious and no one will ever guess it is a lightened up version!  It's another cake that starts with a box mix, but ends up tasting homemade!  This would be a great addition to your upcoming holiday weekend menu.

I made this cake in a 9" x 13"  glass baking dish, but you could also make this recipe into cupcakes or a bundt pan.  ( Nutritional info will vary with amount of yield for cupcakes and how many slices you cut  the bundt cake into)

My entire family loved this cake and you will too!

Triple Chocolate Snack Cake
adapted loosely from MKA recipe for White Chocolate Bundt Cake

Servings - 24 or 18 ( depending how you decide to cut it)   Serving size - 1 piece of cake   Points Plus per serving - yield 24 pcs = 4 points+ , yield 18 pcs = 5 points+
Yield 24 pcs:  Calories - 130,   Total Fat - 3.5g,   Carb. - 22.5g,   Protein - 2.1g,   Fiber - 0g
Yield 18 pcs:  Calories - 173,   Total Fat - 4.6g,   Carb. - 30g,   Protein - 2.8g,   Fiber - 0g

1 ( 18.25 oz) box of chocolate cake mix, any brand
1 (1.4 oz) pkg. of chocolate fudge instant pudding mix, sugar free, fat free
1 cup fat free sour cream
1 cup water
1 egg + 1 egg white
2 TBS. canola oil
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray 9" x 13" glass baking dish with cooking spray.  

2. In large bowl, combine all ingredients except chocolate chips.  Beat with an electric mixer at low speed until combined, then at med speed for about 2 minutes.  Batter will be thick.  Fold in chocolate chips with wooden spoon or silicon spatula.   Pour batter into prepared pan and spread evenly.  

3.  Bake for 25 - 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.  Remove and allow to cool to room temp on rack.  Cut into either 24 pcs or 18 pcs.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar just before serving. 


I have to be honest with everyone, I haven't been going to my WW meetings for several months now.  The scale has slowly begun to creep up a bit, and this morning I took the plunge and started back up.  Its a fresh start for me.  I need to get back to being a great track master!!!  Luckily, I made this cake yesterday to help keep me on track.  Its a BIG punch of chocolate flavor for relatively little points!

If you are a chocoholic like me....make this cake....thank me later!  

This post is being shared with:
Tasty Tuesdays @ 33 Shades of Green
Cajun Sugar Pie

Looking for more? 
Give this Easiest Pineapple Cake from Bunny's Warm Oven a try! It's bursting with pineapple goodness.


  1. Holy cow doesn't that look good!! I love recipes that use box cake mix, you can just do so much with them!

  2. That looks SUPER moist! Great creation :) And good for you for getting back on the train! Let us know what we can do to help hold you accountable :)

  3. That looks so moist Renee - yum! Glad you are going back to WW - its kept me on track so far, and I've never eaten so many bananas - hooray for free fruit! :D

  4. YUM! Those red velvet cookies you were drooling over on Facebook last night were made with a boxed mix, too! It's been a long time since I used one and all I could think was, "Why don't I take this route more often!?" Cheap, delicious, and quick!!

  5. Thank you so much! I needed an idea for a barbecue this weekend and this is perfect and will keep me on track. Now, I just need to find these Red Velvet Cookies mentioned above.

  6. My favorite cakes start with a mix! This one sounds delightful. Good for you for getting back to your meetings-I know from my own experience that it is vital to have that accountability.

  7. I didn't skip my weigh-in today to stay accountable so I'm joining you on this fresh start

    I love chocolate cake and am grateful for any low-cal/healthier version! YUM

  8. Save me a slice...I'm comin' over ;) Seriously, yum.

  9. Anytime Chocolate appears in a post I have to check it out. It's my favorite food group!

  10. Oh my, I'm right there with you, Rene. Have you read my blog lately? Puff pastry, chocolate, goat cheese cheesecake (I didn't post that because we ate the whole thing in TWO days--two of us!!!!!). Yep, the old pants are tight, but I'm back to exercising and even running, but even with all that, once you get to a certain age it just seems to happen with a big BAM.
    The cake looks yummy!

  11. YUM! Would love for you to add this recipe to my Memorial Day desserts linky at!

  12. Yum. Made this tonight in a bundt pan. Cooked for about 50 minutes. So moist and delicious.

  13. thanks for coming back and reviewing Jane! Everytime the picture for this cake comes up, I get a craving for it! I need to make this again...soon! :)

  14. This cake looks incredible! I like to sub applesauce for oil in things like boxed brownies - do you think that would work here?

  15. @ Danielle...I don't know...this recipe uses such little oil, but I think it's worth a try. come back and let me know if you do sub and if it comes out good! :)

  16. I have been using a chocolate cake recipe similar to this, but without the egg and oil added. One box of Devil's Food or any chocolate box cake mix, 1 (4 oz)pkg instant choc pudding, 1 (12 oz) pkg semi sweet chocolate chips and 2 cups milk. Bake at 350 for 50 min (you can also add nuts and use 1/2 peanut butter chips if you want to change it up)

  17. Can you use apple sauce instead of canola oil?

    1. I have not tried it. If you do, let me know how it comes out. :)


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