Skinny 4-Ingredient Chocolate Turtle Cake

I’m excited to share this easy chocolate turtle cake made lighter. With only 4-ingredients it comes together quickly and makes for an impressive dessert. As soon as I spied it in the Fall 2021 Hungry Girl Magazine (affiliate link) I knew I wanted to try it and I’m so glad I did.

Slices of chocolate turtle cake on two white plates.

Chocolate Turtle Cake

How Many Calories and WW Points in this Skinny Chocolate Turtle Cake?

According to my calculations, each serving has 193 calories.

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How to Make Low Calorie Chocolate Turtle Cake

Step 1: Gather and prep your ingredients.

Ingredients for making turtle cake including chocolate cake mix, Greek yogurt, caramel sauce and chopped pecans.

Ready to make the cake

Step 2: Stir together the cake batter until well blended.

Stirring together cake batter in glass bowl with spatula.

Mixing the cake batter

Step 3: Spread batter into the pan.

Spreading chocolate cake batter into foil pan with spatula.

Ready to bake the cake

Step 4: Bake until done.

Fresh baked chocolate turtle cake topped with caramel sauce and chopped pecans in foil pan.

Chocolate Cake with Caramel Sauce and Chopped Pecans

Step 5: Cool and then top with warm caramel topping and chopped nuts.

Recipe Notes

No pecans?
Use whatever chopped nuts you prefer — walnuts, almonds, macadamia nuts or peanuts would all be great. 

No devil’s food cake mix?
Any chocolate cake mix will work.

No light caramel dip?
Any caramel syrup will work. I used caramel ice cream topping. Just adjust calories and WW Points accordingly if that’s a concern

Serving Suggestions

This cake is delicious on its own or the way my husband likes it, with a scoop of ice cream alongside.

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Skinny 4-Ingredient Chocolate Turtle Cake

This low calorie chocolate cake is quick & easy with only 4 ingredients – cake mix and greek yogurt, light caramel & nuts!

Prep Time5 mins

Cook Time40 mins

Cooling Time1 hr

Total Time1 hr 45 mins

Servings (adjustable): 12

Calories: 193

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350F degrees. Coat a 9×13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  • In a large bowl stir together the dry cake mix, yogurt, ¾ cup water until well blended. Gently stir in half the chopped pecans.

  • Transfer mixture to the prepared baking pan. It will be very thick and take some work to spread it out. Smooth out the top.

  • Bake until a thin knife or toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and place the pan on a wire rack to cool completely, about 1 hour.

  • In a microwave safe bowl, heat the caramel for about 30 seconds or until hot. Drizzle over the cooled cake. Sprinkle with chopped pecans.  Cut into 12 even pieces

Recipe Notes

Makes 12 servings.
No pecans? Use whatever chopped nuts you prefer — walnuts, almonds, macadamia nuts or peanuts would all be great.
No devil’s food cake mix? Any chocolate cake mix will work.
No light caramel dip? Any caramel syrup will work. I used caramel ice cream topping. Just adjust calories and WW Points accordingly if that’s a concern
Click here to see your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site.
5 *PointsPlus (Old plan)

Nutrition Facts

Skinny 4-Ingredient Chocolate Turtle Cake

Amount Per Serving (1 piece)

Calories 193 Calories from Fat 45

% Daily Value*

Fat 5g8%

Carbohydrates 34.5g12%

Fiber 1.5g6%

Protein 4g8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Keyword: 4-Ingredient chocolate turtle cake, caramel pecan chocolate cake, easy chocolate cake

Recipe source: Fall 2021 Hungry Girl Magazine (affiliate link)

*PersonalPoints® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan’s ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.

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A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.

She is the author of the Smart Start 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.

A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she’s not experimenting in the kitchen, you’re likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.

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