Light Chocolate Cake

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Light in both color and texture, this cake uses a surprise ingredient and goes well with ice cream. It's somewhat reminiscent of gingerbread.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (12 ounce) canpillsbury whipped supreme cream cheese frosting (white)
  • 2 eggs
  • 14 cup powdered baking cocoa
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 teaspoon baking powder
  • 14 teaspoon salt


  1. Place the frosting (Yes, the frosting!) and eggs in mixer bowl. Mix at medium until combined.
  2. Gradually add cocoa, flour, baking powder, and salt while continuing to mix. Scrape bowl as needed.
  3. Add vanilla, scrape sides of bowl, and mix once more.
  4. Coat a 6" x 10" (or 8" square) baking dish with floured baking spray.
  5. Batter will be stiff. Pour and scrape it into the baking dish. Spread with a spatula.
  6. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
  7. Cool 20 to 30 minutes and serve warm with vanilla ice cream.


Most Helpful

As an update - as noted I'd made this recipe earlier then realized I'd done something wrong - left out the baking poweder (guess old age is creeping up on me) so made it again and as you can see by the picture it made a major differance in appearance. State was pretty much the same - just highger a lighter. Still didn't get the gingerbread taste but very light in color and texture.

Bonnie G #2 October 15, 2009

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