Healthier Too Much Chocolate Cake


Even this healthier version of Denise's cake might win First Prize at the county fair! We used natural cake mix and light sour cream with great results.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
1 12-cup tube cake


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package natural chocolate cake mix

  • 1 (3.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix

  • 1 cup low-fat sour cream

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 4 eggs, beaten

  • ½ cup warm water

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • 2 tablespoons confectioner's sugar for dusting on top of cooled cake (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12-cup tube pan.

  2. Mix cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, oil, beaten eggs, and water in a large bowl until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  3. Bake in preheated oven until top is springy to the touch and a wooden toothpick inserted comes out clean, 50 to 55 minutes. Cool cake thoroughly in pan at least 1 1/2 hours before inverting onto plate. Dust with confectioner's sugar before serving.

Editor's Note:

This recipe is a healthier version of Too Much Chocolate Cake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

423 Calories
24g Fat
51g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 423
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 519mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 100mg 8%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 263mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.