Reduced-Fat Cake (From Boxed Mix)

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by stldolsons

A co-worker introduced me to this super-easy and delicious way to cut calories when making a boxed cake mix. I believe the recipe orginated with Weight Watchers, but I could be mistaken. This makes a wonderfully light and yummy cake, with a lot less fat - or guilt! No eggs, no added oil...

Top Review by Outtatime

This is a very good "diet" cake, & it does get passed around the Weight Watchers groups. It comes out to about 3 points per serving for 12 servings. I like to add a couple of egg whites to give it a little more "lift." I've used Diet Dr. Pepper, diet cherry cola, and many other combinations. It's also good to mix some fat-free pudding (dry) into the Cool Whip for added flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 boxed chocolate cake mix (for 2-layer cake)
  • 1 (12 ounce) can diet cola


  1. Empty cake mix into mixing bowl.
  2. Add entire can of diet cola, and mix well.
  3. Bake as directed on package. That's it!
  4. Tastes great plain, or with a light dusting of confectioner's sugar. Also wonderful with a spoonful of Cool-Whip Free.
  5. Other combinations that I have tried and enjoyed are yellow cake mix/Fresca (regular or Peach flavor) or 7-up, chocolate cake mix/Dr. Pepper, and white cake mix/7-up.
  6. Estimated Calorie Content: Going by my package of cake mix (2100 calories per TOTAL BOX OF MIX), divide that by 24 cupcakes (the normal amount a standard mix will make), and each cupcake comes out to just under 90 calories each! Just remember, this is without frosting or Cool Whip, etc.

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