Skinny Texas Sheet Cake

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skinny texas sheet cake square on a spatula ready to serve.Skinny. Yeah you heard right! 🙂  This cake is made with healthier ingredients. And trust me when I tell you that it is absolutely incredible. In fact, I think this is better than the original!

When I am watching what I eat, I still need a dessert or chocolate fix. By substituting just a few ingredients it cuts the calories down significantly! This Texas Sheet Cake was better than any Texas sheet cake that I have had. The applesauce and greek yogurt made it so moist. It was perfect! You can definitely not even tell that this was made with healthier ingredients.

This cake was a great way to sneak in some yummy healthy ingredients without sacrificing on taste. You can still watch what you are eating and have your chocolate cake too with this recipe! 🙂

Watch a video on how to make Skinny Texas Sheet Cake here:

Recipe adapted from The Yummy Life

Skinny Texas Sheet Cake

5 from 1 vote
A delicious and moist Texas sheet cake that is made with healthier ingredients and absolutely incredible!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 40 Pieces


Cake ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose white flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Chocolate Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add the butter, water, and cocoa to a medium microwave safe bowl. Cook for about 2-2 ½ minutes whisking 30 seconds at a time until melted and smooth. Set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl combine eggs, yogurt and applesauce and whisk until smooth. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Whisk together. Add the warm chocolate mixture and stir to combine. Lastly add the yogurt mixture and stir again until combined. The batter may have a few lumps, but that is ok.
  • Pour into an ungreased jelly roll pan (13x18) or two 9x13 baking sheets and bake for 15-20 minutes until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

To make the frosting:

  • Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl. Add cocoa and whisk until smooth. Whisk in milk and vanilla and lastly whisk in the powdered sugar. Pour over the cake and frost to the edges. Let the cake cool completely and allow the frosting to set.


Serves: 40

Calories131kcal (7%)Carbohydrates20g (7%)Protein2g (4%)Fat5g (8%)Saturated Fat3g (15%)Cholesterol21mg (7%)Sodium104mg (4%)Potassium51mg (1%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar15g (17%)Vitamin A157IU (3%)Vitamin C1mg (1%)Calcium13mg (1%)Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword sheet cake, sheet cake recipes, Texas sheet cake
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. 5 stars
    This was amazing! I couldn’t believe it was “skinny”!! My new favorite healthy dessert! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Wow! Terrific job converting this to a Skinny version! Compared this to everything on the web and this is the best one! Thank you so much!

    1. I have found the best way to get nutritional info on all of the recipes is through You just type in the recipe and it tells you! is also a great resource for healthy and delicious meals and provides nutritional info. Hope this helps! XOXO

  3. Very similar to my old recipe, but replaces milk with higher protein yogurt. Making it now….but why in an untreated pan?

  4. Great recipe! I’ve been substituting ingredients for years. I might suggest using coconut sugar for white sugar tho. It’s easier on the pancreas for us who are more sensitive to sugar. Also, instead of using microwave, use a small pan instead of microwave. I’ve done both ways, but for some reason the pan method of melting and blending brings out the chocolate flavor, really! And yes, use real butter, not margarine.

  5. This isnt a healthy cake lol. People just put applesauce and yogurt in stuff and call it healthy. There is still a cup and a half of sugar. You could make this without the applesauce and yogurt and it would actually be less calories and fat, etc. Why not add a tablespoon of flax seed to a chocolate pie and call it healthy lol.

    1. Hi Diane! I never said this was a healthy cake. It is just replaced with some better ingredients to reduce some of the calories is all. Lightened up a bit. 🙂

  6. The original is my favorite cake. I will try the skinny hope I like it that would be great to eat a healthier version. Glad I saw this! Thank you.

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