Reduced Chocolate Cake Recipes
& Diet Desserts

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Grapes of Diet Wrath Recipe for Dieters

While this low calorie recipe features grapes, several different varieties of fresh fruit - such as sliced banana can also be used.

Simply place the washed fruit on a sheet of wax paper; dip into low calorie yogurt if desired.

Let's view some more chilling desserts that can fit into your healthy weight loss plan.

Fruit Clouds With Pureed Fruit Recipe

You will need the following ingredients to prepare this recipe:
1 pint of fresh strawberries
1 cup of reduced sugar orange juice (50 calories per cup)
1 small container of reduced fat or fat free whipped topping, thawed
peach halves packed in their natural juice

Start by placing the peach halves along with a bit of their natural juice into a pretty dessert dish. Add the whipped topping.

In the blender, puree the orange juice and the strawberries into a smooth consistency. Add to the dessert dish.

Fruit & Topping Recipe

This is another very easy diet recipe to prepare; you will only require fresh fruit, low fat yogurt and reduced fat whipped topping.

Start by arranging the fresh fruit into a dessert dish.

Fold 1 cup of the low fat yogurt into 1 cup of the whipped topping. Drizzle with a thin stream of chocolate syrup if desired.

There are reduced sugar varieties of the chocolate syrup on the market these days which is quite tasty.

Reduced Fat Chocolate Cake Recipe

The Recipe Ingredients

1 chocolate cake mix, Dutch chocolate, German chocolate, Devil's food or milk chocolate
eggs as directed on the package
1/2 cup of reduced fat sour cream
1 cup of mashed banana
1 single serving of low fat yogurt

How to Prepare Diet Bites Reduced Fat Chocolate Cake Recipe

Chocolate cake is one of the highest calorie cakes; brownies are a close cousin and we know how deadly those can be to a weight loss plan.

To make this reduced chocolate cake you can use a chocolate cake mix. Add the required number of eggs and water, but don't add the recommended amount of vegetable oil. Instead, add one cup of mashed banana along with a single serving size of low fat yogurt. Also add 1/2 cup of reduced fat sour cream.

Mix the batter well then transfer to a bundt pan, a coffee cake pan or a tube pan. Bake according to the package directions.

Allow to cool before enjoying. If you need a sweet fix to add to the cake, rather than frosting, try whole strawberries and a serving of light whipped topping or reduced fat whipped cream.

Cheesecake, Chick-O-Stick Cake

Mini Cheesecakes

Small Corningware rounds work perfectly for these delicious Mini Cheesecakes. Arrange on a holiday tray to wow guests. May be topped with a bit of strawberry preserves or glaze OR the topping of your choice. We used a fresh whole strawberry in our recipe below.

Recipe Ingredients

1 small container of whipped cream cheese (makes about 4 Mini Cheesecakes)

2 eggs, slightly beaten

2 Tablespoons of Vanilla Extract OR the Extract of your choice (lemon is divine + a bit of grated lemon rind)

Graham Crackers, crushed (Use about 1 whole graham cracker per Mini Cheesecake)

Margarine OR Butter


Whole Fresh Strawberries (or the berry of your choice)

Sprinkle crushed crackers and a bit of Splenda into one microwave-proof Corningware round. Next, pour on 1/2 teaspoon of melted margarine and press mixture slightly so that it creates a flat crust on the bottom of the round.

Combine cream cheese and eggs. Be sure to use whipped cream cheese. Next, add vanilla - or the extract of your choice. Spoon mixture into rounds. Microwave on high for about 2 minutes OR bake in the oven until golden at 350-degrees. Allow to cool and top with a beautiful whole, fresh strawberry.

Chick-O-Stick Cake

One of my favorite candy treats is the delicious Chick-O-Stick, known to many kiddies as 'chicken legs'. Our local dollar store sells these peanut-buttery goodies for about 10 for a buck - so what a deal. And speaking of deals, one Chick-O-Stick contains 90 calories and takes a long while to eat, whether one chooses to bite it off -  or simply lick-it-gone for a long lasting treat.

Our original recipe is also light on the waist and so easy that the kiddies can help create this peanuty holiday dessert for dieters and non-dieters alike.

Recipe Ingredients

1 small container of thawed FREE Cool Whip (15 calories per serving)
Chick-O-Sticks - enough to encircle your cake
1 Angel food Cake

Frost the cake with Cool Whip, then stick the Chick-O-Sticks around the outside of the cake. A bit of crushed Chick-O-Stick can be sprinkled on the top if desired. OR, mix crushed Chick-O-Stick GENTLY with Cool Whip before frosting the cake.

Parlor Cakes

Light as a feather - and ultra easy to make, our Parlor Cakes incorporate the festive mood of the holiday by using ready-made ingredients to allow you more time to shop and shop and yes, shop - rather than slaving over a hot stove or surrendering your wallet to the local bakery. This recipe is a guaranteed Kid Pleaser!

Recipe Ingredients

1 pound cake
Chocolate Syrup
Bananas, sliced
Cherries (in a jar)
1 can of crushed pineapple
Strawberries, sliced
1 can of LIGHT whipping cream in the spray can (15 - 20 calories per serving)

Slice cake and place each slice on a serving plate. Next, add sliced bananas, strawberries and a spoon of pineapple. Drizzle lightly with chocolate syrup. Spray on the whipping cream and add a couple of cherries to the top.

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