Super Easy Dessert

I've been walking past this cake all day, remembering how delicious it was last night when I made it.  So I decided I needed to share the super-simple, but very good recipe.  I don't make desserts just for us very often, but when I do, I try for something that isn't too calorie or fat laden, if you know what I mean.  This is a low-fat chocolate cake.

I know, tsk,tsk,tsk, but I didn't know last night that I would be sharing the recipe.  Geeez!  At least there are only 2 pieces missing, so we restrained ourselves.

All you need:
Boxed cake mix (this was a Duncan Hines Devil's Food), but it's your choice
1 cup of water
3 eggs
1/2 cup applesauce (I used sugar-free)

Just put it all together in a bowl & mix it thoroughly.  I didn't want to pull out the KitchenAid, so I just used my Cuisinart Stick Mixer.  That thing really whips it up, which I think made it extra fluffy after it was baked.  You can put it in whatever size dish you prefer.  I used a 9X13 sprayed it with Pam, & baked at 350* for about 40 min.  Ovens may vary, so adjust your time accordingly.  I let it cool while we had dinner & then spread the top with Sugar-free (sweetened with Splenda) canned Cherry Pie filling.  Of course, I also added a dollop of Lite Cool Whip to each serving.  This was so good.  Even The Man liked it & he's not much of a cake-eater.


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  1. Yummo! I shall have to try this for my hubby, he loves cherries, you don't see many cakes with them! Thank you for sharing this.

  2. You had me at chocolate! My mom always made me a cherry covered cheesecake and this reminded me of that...delish!

  3. WOW that is delish looking. That would have been long gone in my house by now.

  4. I'll definitely try this recipe. I think I have all the ingredients in the pantry so I'll make it tonight. I try to lighten up some of my recipes. I have a grape salad recipe on my blog that I recently made with Splenda, etc. It was good!

  5. hiya cas , omg that cake looks delish and i know that is the only way i can leave a cake to cool without picking is when its cooling during dinner ...lol but rally scrolled down thinking it was a low fat chocolate cake till i saw the name "devils food " Mmmmmm


  6. Ooohh, that looks so yummy! But then it's just after 6 pm and I'm hungry! I'll be sure to try it. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Looks SOOO good! I'm definitely going to try this one. Have a good weekend!

  8. Looks so yummy, I'm a low-fat eater so this sounds perfect. and cherries on top, yeah!! So nice to meet you, hope you're having a great weekend!!

  9. What a great calorie saving recipe. It looks delicious. This is my first visit to your blog and I did some poking around. I really like the food and recipes you feature here. I'll definitely be back. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  10. Oh yummy! This looks and sounds delish!

  11. Yum!! I love anything chocolate.

  12. Oh my goodness....that looks divine! =) XO ~Liz

  13. Sounds nice and easy and yummy:@)

  14. Oh wow, that looks so good. And clever. I bet the applesauce makes it super moist, too.

  15. I love the idea of a lighter version of chocolate cake! It looks so pretty with the cherries on top too :)


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