195 calorie devil’s chocolate cake

195 Calorie Devil’s Chocolate Cake

You can have your cake and eat it too. I’ve never really understood that saying. I understand what it means but I can’t understand its literal meaning. Why would anyone have cake but not eat it?! It’s a crazy thought to me.

I very rarely say no to a little bit of something sweet but I know lots of people have a lot more restraint than me. While doing a little bit of Googling the other day I came across an idea that sounded too good to be true – 195 calorie devil’s chocolate cake. Of course I rushed off to Woolies to buy the ingredients and give it a go.

195 Calorie Devil’s Chocolate Cake

It takes a maximum of five minutes to put it all together and into the oven and all you need is a packet mix and some low-fat Greek yoghurt and water. The end result is a fudgey, brownie-like cake that will satisfy a weight-loss warrior’s chocolate-loving sweet tooth without thwarting their good intentions.

Yes it does have that packet mix taste about it but Devil’s food mixes are definitely much better tasting than the regular packet mixes. It’s nowhere near as good as a full-fat chocolate cake (is anything as good?) but for a low-calorie chocolate cake, it’s quite delicious.

The ingredients

Don’t take any notice of the packet, this is all you need.

Whisk it all up

All you have to do is mix it all together. I used a whisk but it would be better to use an electric mixer to make it nice and smooth.

Mmm cake batter

Here it is in all its fudgey goodness.

Ready for baking

Then you just spread it into the tin and pop it in the oven. Follow the packet instructions for temperature and baking times. I used a square tin but you can use whatever you like.


Leave it to rest for 10 minutes when it comes out of the oven.


Then turn it onto a wire rack to cool.

Low-calorie chocolate cake

When it has cooled, dust it in icing sugar and dig in!

Low-calorie devil’s chocolate cake

You could of course coat it in icing as well but that might defeat the purpose of it being low-calorie. Enjoy!

What about you? Would you rather have a big piece of a low-calorie version or a little slither of the real deal? I know what I’d choose (can there be an option c?).

195 Calorie Devil’s Chocolate Cake


195 calorie devil's chocolate cake
  • 1 Devil's Food chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup of light plain Greek yoghurt
  • 1 cup water
  • Icing sugar to dust
  1. Pour the packet mix into a large bowl and then add the yoghurt. Whisk it through and then carefully pour in the water. Mix it by hand or using an electric mixer until it is smooth.
  2. Bake according to packet instructions.
  3. Leave the cake to rest in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool.
  4. Dust with icing sugar to serve.
Makes 1 cake, 12 servings, 195 calories per serve


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  • Hotly Spiced

    Reply Reply June 11, 2012

    I’m sure with the yoghurt in it, it must be very moist. That looks like a great chocolate cake. I’m not too proud to not use a packet cake mix every now and then. They are a life-saver when having to make children’s birthday cakes. I guess if you served this with ice cream and poured a hot chocolate fudge sauce over it, that would blow out the 195 calories? xx

    • Claire

      Reply Reply June 11, 2012

      It sure would but I’m pretty sure it would perfect it! x

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