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Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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If you have a sweet tooth you’re going to love this chocolate cake!

It’s perfect for the holidays or a small party. Nobody will even know it’s WW friendly!

I think a meal at the holidays isn’t complete without dessert. For Thanksgiving it’s always pie, but for Christmas anything goes!

To make it festive I added little pieces of broken candy cane, but that’s totally optional.

For the chocolate cake and cream cheese frosting it is 5 points per serving. That’s for blue, green and purple!

I bought Pillsbury sugar-free classic yellow cake mix for this recipe. I’ve never seen sugar-free chocolate cake so I figured I would make my own.

All I had to do to make the cake chocolate was add cocoa powder. Four tablespoons gave the cake a delicious chocolate flavor.

Most of my cake recipes are made the same way. Instead of using eggs or oil I use diet soda. I use different flavors for different cakes.

This cake I decided to use Diet Coke. I mixed the cake mix with 12 oz. of Diet Coke and used a hand mixer for 2 minutes on medium.

After the 2 minutes I poured the batter into a 9×13 baking pan that I sprayed with cooking spray.

I baked the cake for 34 minutes then let it cool completely before I frosted it.

The frosting is very easy to make. I used 8 ounces of 1/3 fat Philadelphia cream cheese, 1 cup of powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Once again I used the hand mixer for the frosting. Once it was mixed together I spread it onto the cake.

You can serve it as-is or you can add sprinkles or candy canes, anything you like! Just be sure to add extra points if you do.

Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Yield: 18 servings – 5 points per serving for blue, green and purple

Ingredients
  • 1 box Pillsbury sugar free classic yellow cake mix
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 12 oz. Diet Coke
  • 8 oz. Philadelphia 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

  2. Add the cake mix, cocoa powder and Diet Coke to a mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer on medium for 2 minutes.

  3. Spray a 9×13 baking pan with cooking spray. Add the cake batter and bake for 34-38 minutes.

  4. Let the cake cool completely.

  5. Add the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract to a mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer to combine.

  6. Spread evenly over the cake.

If you’re looking for some zero point recipes, check out my post 20 Zero Point Recipes or my post 20 (More) Zero Point Recipes. Both are filled with delicious recipes that won’t cost you a single point! They’re perfect for days when you’re running low on points, or trying to save up points for a night out.

If you’re looking for dessert recipes you can visit 50 Weight Watchers Freestyle Desserts. It’s filled with delicious desserts perfect for Weight Watchers!

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