Good for You Chocolate Cake!

10/04/2012 08:00:00 AM Posted by mommy2twincesses

Okay, in all honesty, this has to be the closest thing there is to “good for you chocolate cake”! I kept hearing rumors of such thing, but figured it was as likely as finding Sasquatch :o/ But, much to my surprise (and delight), such a thing exists, and it’s so simple it’s scary!
I pinned the recipe on my “Schweet” board on Pinterest and decided to give it a whirl. Dr. Oz supposedly showed the recipe on his show, and I guess I believe just about anything he says. (Yes, I’m way too trusting.) But, nevertheless, I tried it, and was pleasantly surprised with the results!
Ingredients for “Good for You Cake”:
Boxed cake mix of your choice (I used Devil’s Food Chocolate)
1 Cup of Plain Greek Yogurt
1 Cup Water

Mix the ingredients well and follow baking time on the cake box!
While I was mixing the batter up I was a little alarmed by the thickness of it and thought several times that this would never work. The consistency was mousse like, very thick and rich. I’m a batter eater, so of course I HAD to taste it…….it was heaven on a spoon! Just like a chocolate mousse! My girls and I ate too much of it before it even made it to the oven and I didn’t have to worry about us falling ill with salmonella from raw eggs because there are none!
I watched hesitantly as it baked because after 30 years on this planet I’ve learned that when things seem too good to be true, they usually are. I figured it would rise, would be hard or dry, or heck, with my luck-blow up or something! LOL, but none of those things happened!
When the oven timer beeped, I took it out and was truly amazed at how wonderful this cake was! Moist, fluffy, and just YUMMY!
My mom is anti health food (don’t tell her I told you so!) so I immediately called her over to taste my new cupcake recipe! I fibbed a little and said they were “homemade” to make sure she would try them and guess what?! She loved it and couldn’t believe it when I told her what all WASN’T in it!
No butter, no eggs, no oil! Just cake mix, yogurt, and water! 100% yummy and I can safely say that I will no longer bother fattening up cake; I’ll be sticking to Dr. Oz’s recipe!
My kids, my mom, and I give this recipe 8 thumbs up!
Let me know how you like it after you’ve tried it!


  1. Jill Lane said...

    This looks yummy! I also use the WW ~ 1 box choc cake and 1 can diet coke ~ recipe. It works well with only the calories of the cake mix to add to your waistline. (:
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. mommy2twincesses said...

    Hmmmm Jill, you've got me curious! I've never heard of a choco cake and diet coke recipe! I may just have to give that a try!

  3. The mum of all trades said...

    Love the sound of this cake, will definitely give it a try.

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