Dad's Healthy Chocolate Cake

This Healthy Chocolate Cake has just TWO ingredients and is deliciously moist, chocolatey, and downright decadent!
Course Baked Goods, Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword box cake hack, chocolate pumpkin cake, healthy cake
Diet Vegetarian
Occasion 4th of July, Birthdays, Easter, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 227kcal
Author Sarah Bond



  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 can pumpkin puree NOT pumpkin pie filling
  • 1/2 can water


  • 3/4 cup skim cow's milk soy or almond won't work
  • 1 package sugar-free/fat-free instant vanilla pudding 1 oz
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup low-fat whipped topping


  • Grease and flour cake pan (to flour, use a dash of cake mix, sprinkling it inside the pan and tipping it around to evenly coat).
  • Beat cake ingredients together, about 2 minutes, then pour into greased and floured pan.
  • Bake according to instructions on box of cake mix.
  • In medium bowl, mix cow's milk and pudding, whisking until it thickens
  • Mix in powdered sugar and vanilla, then gently fold in whipped topping.
  • Allow to set about 15 minutes in refrigerator.
  • Spread evenly over cake.


Store cake covered in refrigerator.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 42.3g | Protein: 2.7g | Fat: 5.5g | Sodium: 399mg