easy sugar free chocolate cake recipe

Sugar Free Chocolate Cake

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Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy cake, homemade cake, low sugar cake, sugar free dessert
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 329kcal


Chocolate Layer Cake:

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups Splenda zero calorie sweetner
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup freshly brewed strong hot coffee

Chocolate Frosting:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 2.1 ounces sugar free chocolate pudding (1 large box)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 8 ounces Lite Cool Whip


Make the Cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 round 9-inch cake pans.
  • For the cake, put flour, Splenda, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl and mix well.
  • In a stand mixer, mix the buttermilk, oil, eggs, vanilla together. Slowly add in the mix of dry ingredients while the mixer is on low. Add the coffee and make sure everything is combined. The batter will be very thin.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Turn the cakes out onto a cooling rack. While the cakes are cooling, make the frosting.

Make the Frosting:

  • Using a hand mixer, whip the softened cream cheese in a large bowl until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, mix together the milk and sugar free pudding mix, whisking until smooth.
  • Add the pudding, one spoonful at a time to the cream cheese, beating between each addition. Be careful not to add this too quickly or it won't mix in well. 
  • After you've added in all of the pudding, fold in the whipped topping and mix gently until completely combined.

Assemble the Cake:

  • Place one cake layer on a plate.
  • Spoon and smooth about 1 to 1 1/2 cups of frosting over the first cake layer.
  • Place the second cake on top.
  • Frost the top and outside of the cake (if desired) with the remaining frosting.
  • Refrigerate the cake until serving. The frosting will soften and "melt" as it is at room temperature so be sure to keep the cake cold!



The calories shown are based on the cake being cut into 15 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 slice of frosted cake. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.


Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 510mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 1.5mg