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Fat Free Chocolate Cake with Poinsettias

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Quick and easy fat free chocolate cake is rich and delicious but made with no butter, no margarine and no oil. Great dessert for Christmas time!

After trying many DISASTROUS recipes, I made this fat free chocolate cake and I swear I could hear angels SINGING! lol.
This cake was:

  • Healthier!
  • Low in calories!
  • Almost fat-free!

Due to the lack of fats, this was not the “moistest” cake ever BUT it still tasted VERY good!

It’s also not very sweet which is why it pairs VERY WELL with a simple sugar free glaze or honey glaze.

It’s also dense (but the good kind!) and has a RICH chocolate flavor.

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The main reason I made this fat free chocolate cake is because I went to my doctor for a yearly checkup and I found out that my cholesterol level is high…and I mean ridiculously HIGH, which is weird because I amhealthy and within the perfect weight limit!

Ever since I found out,I have been on a fat-free diet which SUCKS BIG TIME!

It means:

  • No butter!
  • No margarine!
  • No oil!
  • No egg yolks!

honest to God, LACK of all those ingredients makes all my cakes and cupcakes taste like CARDBOARD!

fat free chocolate cake with poinsettias 03 I kept the decoration SIMPLE and made a buttercream poinsettia flower on individual slices and since I love you guys so much, I even prepared a VIDEO tutorial.
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This way, you can make your cakes FESTIVE for Christmas too!
You may also like this peppermint cake.

Fat free Chocolate Cake

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Quick and easy fat free chocolate cake is rich and delicious but made with no butter, no margarine and no oil. Great dessert for Christmas time!

Servings: 9 Slices
Course: Cakes, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 210 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz


  • 1⅔ cups Flour All Purpose
  • 1 cup Sugar Granulated
  • ¾ cup Cocoa powder
  • cups Fat-free yogurt Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup Applesauce
  • 4 Egg whites
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • ½ tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp Almond extract
  • 1 cup Red buttercream icing Optional


  1. In a mixing bowl, add the egg whites, applesauce, yogurt, vanilla and almond extracts and mix for 3 minutes.

  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda.
  3. Now, dump the dry mixture into the wet mixture and mix until just combined.
  4. Pour this batter into a greased/floured round cake pan (Dimensions: 8x3).
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Watch closely after 35 minutes or else the cake will get over-cooked and dry.
  6. While your cake is baking, you can go ahead and make red peppermint buttercream icing. Once your icing is ready and your cake has baked and cooled, all you have to do is use a sharp knife to make individual cake slices. Then, use my video tutorial to make poinsettias on each slice.

Recipe Notes

Different brands of applesauces have different consistencies so if everything is not mixing properly, add few tablespoons of water or milk. Just remember that this batter is thick so don’t “thin” it out!

Nutrition Facts
Fat free Chocolate Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 210
% Daily Value*
Sodium 194mg8%
Potassium 188mg5%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 97mg10%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Until next time, tata my lovelies!

27 comments on “Fat Free Chocolate Cake with Poinsettias”

  1. There are two things that would help make this nice and moist and still healthy: replace 1 cup of applesauce with 1 cup 0% Greek yogurt (or 0% sour cream), and replace 1/2 cup flour with almond meal/flour. Almonds do have cholesterol, but it is the good kind. If you don’t want the almond meal, even just the yogurt/sour cream makes a huge difference (it is regularly featured in many healthy baked goods that I enjoy making).

  2. IF this contains yogurt and egg whites it’s not vegan..

    • You are absolutely correct. I updated my recipe last week and unfortunately, this recipe is not vegan any more but it’s still slightly healthier than my original chocolate cake recipe 😉

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