Easy Low-Calorie 2-Ingredient Cake Recipes

Feb 25 2022
Why make cake with eggs and oil when there are TONS of better options? Cake mix with club soda? Just egg whites? Only applesauce? We tried each of these methods and had fun doing it! Here's what we learned. (P.S. Be a good friend and forward this info to your pals!)

Cake Mix + Applesauce

Best Flavor: Yellow cake mix. It goes perfectly with the fruity taste of the sauce.

The Texture: VERY moist and fluffy. A+!

The Taste: AMAZING with a little added sweetness, thanks to the applesauce. Slightly apple-y and so good. Two YUMS up...

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1/12 of cake: 151 calories, 1.5g total fat (0.5g sat. fat), 269mg sodium, 32g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 18g sugars, 1g protein

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

1 box yellow cake mix

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350℉. Spray a 9”­x13”­ baking pan with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, thoroughly mix cake mix with applesauce. (Batter will be THICK.) Transfer to the baking pan, and smooth out the top.

Bake for 25–30 minutes, until a toothpick or knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

MAKES 12 SERVINGS

Cake Mix + Club Soda

Best Flavor: This works with anything, since the taste is neutral. You can also use no-calorie soda. Try lemon cake mix with diet lemon-lime soda or devil's food cake mix with diet cherry cola.

The Texture: Moist and light.

The Taste: Pretty darn impressive!

Print 2-Ingredient Red Velvet Cake Print

1/12 of cake: 138 calories, 1.5g total fat (0.5g sat. fat), 297mg sodium, 29g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 14.5g sugars, 1.5g protein

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

1 box red velvet cake mix

1 cup club soda

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350℉. Spray a 9”­x13”­ baking pan with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, thoroughly whisk cake mix with club soda. Transfer to the baking pan, and smooth out the top.

Bake for 25–30 minutes, until a toothpick or knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

MAKES 12 SERVINGS

Cake Mix + Pumpkin

Best Flavor: Devil's food cake mix is CLEARLY a classic choice. (Hello?! Yum Yum Brownie Muffins!) But spice cake mix... WOW. Yellow and white cake mixes, sadly, don’t work as well.

The Texture: Thick and dense in the BEST possible way. Brownie-like, in the case of the devil's food; the spice cake reminded us of pumpkin bread!

The Taste: No one would ever guess this is guilt-free in any way. It's delicious!



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1/12 of cake: 152 calories, 2g total fat (1g sat. fat), 298mg sodium, 32g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 17g sugars, 2g protein

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

1 box devil’s food cake mix

One 15-oz. can pure pumpkin

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350℉. Spray a 9”­x13”­ baking pan with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, thoroughly mix cake mix with pumpkin. (Batter will be THICK.) Transfer to the baking pan, and smooth out the top.

Bake for 25–30 minutes, until a toothpick or knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

MAKES 12 SERVINGS

Cake Mix + Egg Whites

Best Flavor: Egg whites are like little black dresses in the world of cake -- they go with everything! Feel free to use fat-free egg substitute instead.

The Texture: Light and fluffy with a more substantial, cake-like consistency than the applesauce and soda versions.

The Taste: Good! But it's not our top pick. That one's up next...

Print 2-Ingredient Birthday Cake Print

1/12 of cake: 144 calories, 1.5g total fat (0.5g sat. fat), 311mg sodium, 29.5g carbs, 1g fiber, 15g sugars, 3g protein

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

1 box confetti/rainbow cake mix

1 cup (about 8 large) egg whites or fat-free liquid egg substitute

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350℉. Spray a 9”­x13”­ baking pan with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, combine cake mix with egg. Add 1 cup water, and whisk thoroughly. Transfer to the baking pan, and smooth out the top.

Bake for 25–30 minutes, until a toothpick or knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

MAKES 12 SERVINGS

Cake Mix + Greek Yogurt

Best Flavor: Carrot cake! Devil’s food cake comes in a close second.

The Texture: The word "velvety" comes to mind... Super moist and decadent! Kind of like a brownie-cake hybrid.

The Taste: YUMMY! Everyone who tried this loved it. There wasn't any yogurt taste at all... just pure cake-tastic deliciousness!

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1/12 of cake: 144 calories, 1g total fat (0.5g sat. fat), 280mg sodium, 30g carbs, 0g fiber, 15.5g sugars, 3.5g protein

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

1 box carrot cake mix

1 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350℉. Spray a 9”­x13”­ baking pan with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, combine cake mix with yogurt. Add 1/2 cup water, and mix thoroughly. Transfer to the baking pan, and smooth out the top.

Bake for 35–40 minutes, until a toothpick or knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

MAKES 12 SERVINGS

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