Low Fat Chocolate Cake

This Low Fat Chocolate Cake is fudgy sheet cake is topped with a fudgy frosting and easy to make.  It is moist, chocolaty and delicious!

Low Fat Chocolate Cake | chocolaty fudgy cake made with coconut oil

I just looked at the calender and realized that Monday was my 3 year blogiversary.  And a celebration isn’t a celebration without cake…and sprinkles!  So I am sharing this simple, tasty Low Fat Chocolate Cake in honor of YOU, in honor of the blog, and just because who doesn’t like a delicious cake made on the lighter side!

Low Fat Chocolate Cake | chocolaty fudgy cake made with coconut oil

I’m not always a fan of going low fat just for the sake of low fat. But in an effort to save calories with something that is simple, chocolaty and delicious, I’m all for it. This Low Fat Chocolate Cake is made using coconut oil, both in the cake and frosting. I love using coconut oil in baked goods. This was also my first time using coconut oil in frosting, which turned out great!

Low Fat Chocolate Cake
Yields: 18 servings
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Cooking spray
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk (I used skim)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Prepare cake: In a small bowl, combine cocoa and water and let cool Meanwhile, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. In a separate large bowl, add sugar, coconut oil and vanilla and beat with a mixer on medium until well blended. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in cocoa mixture. Alternate beating in flour and buttermilk to cocoa, ending with flour - beat well after each addition. Pour cake into prepared baking pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack completely before frosting.
  3. Prepare frosting: In a large bowl, add sugar, cocoa powder, coconut oil and vanilla and beat with a mixer until combined. Add milk until desired consistency is achieved. Spread over cooled cake and decorate as desired.

Low Fat Chocolate Cake | chocolaty fudgy cake made with coconut oil


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  1. I’d make sugar cookies to decorate.

  2. Janet T says:

    The first thing I would make is homemade whipped cream flavored with cocoa to top my morning cup of coffee.

  3. Della Parker says:

    I love your site! Excellent recipes- I’ll be sure to try this one!

  4. Erika L says:

    I would definitely make some cheesecake yum!

  5. JoeyfromSC says:

    A carrot cake with cream cheese frosting!

    Your cake looks so good! !

    Joey J.

  6. I’d make this cake, it looks amazing!!!

  7. Allyson P says:

    I would make this low fat chocolate cake! It looks perfectly moist and delicious, and I’m so curious about baking with coconut oil.

  8. Banana bread!

  9. Many things, but I would start off with your chocolate cake. Thank you for the chance to win one of these great mixers.

  10. Lisa Brown says:

    i would make a cheesecake of some kind

  11. Yashica says:

    The first thing I would make is chocolate chip cookies

  12. I would make this cake then some cream filled pistachio cupcakes :3 Thank you!

  13. Michelle M says:

    I would make some sort of bread or cinnamon rolls as I have never had a stand mixer and it would make it so much easier! Your cake sounds awesome though too! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  14. Julie Wood says:

    I would make my delicious Homemade Carrot Cake.

  15. I would make a pound cake

  16. Angie Jerde says:

    I would attempt to make a banana cream pie!!!! Thanks : )

  17. crystal sheckles-gibson says:

    I would make a lemon meringue pie

  18. latanya says:

    I would make a cheesecake

  19. steven weber says:

    some muffins or cookies.

  20. I love chocolate and this recipe is one i have to make. It looks so good it has me drooling. Thanks for all the good recipe’s you post.

  21. nicole dz says:

    I would make some peanut butter cookies with dark chocolate chips in them with these mixers. One of my favorites to make.

  22. I would make cookies to mail to my brother as a surprise!

  23. shannon says:

    I would make cupcakes from the lowfat chocolate cake recipe!

  24. Coleen Miller says:

    The first thing I would make with my new mixer is my Golden Crust Zucchini Cake.

  25. Kelly D says:

    I would make vanilla cake.

  26. I would make a chocolate cake with fudge icing!

  27. Jessie C. says:

    I would like to make carrot cupcakes

  28. With a stand mixer I would make dough. You can make dough without it, but it is muck more work.

  29. brittany says:

    I would make a choc cake like this it looks amazing.

  30. I’d make chocolate chips cookies!

  31. I would make fresh whipped cream to top off the strawberries from my garden!

  32. Janell Aparicio says:

    I would make brownies and banana bread.

  33. Something special like a Red Velvet cake! I will make many other desserts have people over as a celebration!

  34. I would make snickerdoodle cupcakes

  35. Chocolate chip cookies.

  36. Cookies…no cake…no cookies… ok COOKIES and CAKE! 🙂

  37. Charity Cram says:

    I found a really good recipe for pita bread that the mixer would make a lot easier!

  38. andrea v says:

    I would make cakes, cupcakes and many other things!

  39. The chocolate cake!

  40. I would definitely make The low fat chocolate cake!

  41. Meena R says:

    I would make sugar cookies!

  42. Lilyana Cruz says:

    I would make Chocoflan 🙂

  43. A german chocolate cake!!

  44. Jennifer says:

    This recipe comes just in time for my toddler’s 2nd birthday. Can’t wait to make this for his special day. Thank you for sharing!!!

  45. I’d give the mixer to my sister with a recipe for angel food cake.

  46. Devon F says:

    I would love to make oatmeal cookies!

  47. Yum, this cake looks so good! I’d definitely make this first. Low fat means I can eat the whole thing, right?

  48. Ashley Tucker says:

    I’d make cupcakes.

  49. anything with mousse would be awesome

  50. chocolate cake would be delicious

  51. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    I would make cream cheese frosting to go with my homemade carrot cake.

  52. I’d make chocolate chip cookies and lots of cakes!

  53. Deb Christie says:

    I would use the Hamilton Beach mixer for making a ton of homemade mashed potatoes for big family dinners. It would be so easy with a mixer like that.

  54. I just bought coconut oil and this is my first recipe I have seen to use it!!!! So definitely this is what I would make…wooohhoooo!!!!!!!! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  55. Harmony B says:

    I would make a strawberry cheesecake

  56. Sour cream topped cheesecake!

  57. Looks too good and delicious!!

  58. Julie Raye-Rod says:

    I love making zucchini bread.

  59. suzanne says:

    I would make cookies, cake, brownies, mousse….

  60. Cindy A. says:

    I would make a chocolate and peanut butter icebox cake.

  61. a carrot cake

  62. i would make my chocolate toffee brownies

  63. Jeanine says:

    I’d make this chocolate cake for my husband’s birthday.

  64. Actually, my daughter would probably be the first one to make something with either one of the mixers. She is 15 and just recently has gotten into baking sweets, and she has always loved to cook. I’d probably have her make your cake first tho. I have never baked with coconut oil, and am curious to try it!

  65. Cathy Reppert says:

    I would make some chocolate chip cookies

  66. Angela Y says:

    I would make some tiramisu!

  67. Jennifer says:

    Tough choice, but I would make either a carrot cake or salted caramel brownies. Congrats on your anniversary, I love your blog 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!

  68. Heather Dawn says:

    I would make chocolate chip cookies!

  69. I’d make lots of loaf cakes!

  70. I would make cupcakes

  71. Heather Wittman says:

    I would start working on making my own bread. I’m allergic to wheat (NOT gluten intolerant), and I’ve been trying and trying to make my own bread, but wheat free recipes need to be better mixed than I can manage. Also, they come out looking like science instead of bread dough, but that’s normal.

  72. Maria Reaser says:

    Brownies, or this cake or something chocolate

  73. Dawn Maynard says:

    I like to make cheesecake and cupcakes and cookies and pies. It would be a very busy mixer!

  74. Natalie G. says:

    Chocolate cupcakes!

  75. Chocolate chip cookies!

  76. Elines Acevedo says:

    Cheesecakes and cookies and breads and cake!

  77. Elines Acevedo says:

    Cheesecakes and cookies and cakes!

  78. Who won the mixers? It didn’t say on the rafflecopter?

    • Alida Fischbach says:

      I’m still waiting to hear from one of the winners and will make sure to post who one once it’s confirmed. Thanks for checking!

      • I have been emailing you like crazy, I am not sure if that is what I should do or not? I got your email and was trying to respond but my internet was so crazy. My router is bad apparently. Thank you so much!!

  79. Kathryn says:

    This cake looks amazing! Can it be made into cupcakes?

  80. Guess what??? I got the Hamilton Beach Mixer last night after 9pm!! I am so excited because now I can make your chocolate cake and use the coconut oil. Thank you so much. I still cannot believe how lucky I am and so thankful for the win! I am going to be doing a blog write up about all this and YOU! Hope you enjoy it.