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Healthy Chocolate Cake

You'd have no idea that there's a few healthy ingredient swaps in this Healthy Chocolate Cake! So decadent & made with wholesome ingredients!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 Slices
Calories 390kcal
Author Taylor Kiser


  • 2 Cups White whole wheat flour (240g)
  • 2 Cups Granulated sugar
  • 2/3 Cup Cocoa powder (sifted if lumpy 60g)
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 Cup Milk, of choice at room temperature *important*
  • 2/3 Cup Plain, non-fat Greek yogurt, at room temperature *important*
  • 2 Eggs, at room temperature *important*
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Cup Very hot water

For the frosting

  • 3/4 Cup Unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 Cup Plain, non-fat Greek yogurt, at room temperature *important*
  • 1 Cups Powdered sugar (220g)
  • 1/4 Cup Cocoa powder (25g)
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp Salt


  • Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees F and line the bottom of 2 8 inch cake pans with parchment paper, spraying the sides with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk all the ingredients up to the milk.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients, except the water, and whisk just a little bit until it just starts to mix together but is not fully mixed.
  • Pour the hot water over and whisk until smooth.
  • Divide between the 2 pans and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 38-42 minutes. Let cool in the pan completely.
  • While the cake is cooling, beat the butter and Greek yogurt in a large bowl until fluffy.
  • Gradually add in then powdered sugar and cocoa powder and beat until mixed.
  • Beat in the vanilla and salt.
  • Transfer to a bowl, cover and refrigerate to firm up while the cake cools.
  • Once the cake is cool, place one of the cake layers on a cake stand, bottom side up and spread 3/4 cup of the frosting on top.
  • Place the other cake on top. Spread a VERY thin layer of frosting over the cake to seal in the crumbs, then chill 30 minutes.
  • Once chilled, frost the rest of the cake



*IMPORTANT: room temperature ingredients are very important here or the cake won't work as well!


Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 428IU | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 2mg