Light and Easy Recipes and Meal Ideas

Chocolate Cake with Grilled Bananas

Calories: 112
Chocolate Cake with Grilled Bananas

This cake is moist and chocolatey. After you slice it, I recommend putting any left-over cake in a tupperware container and freeze it so you don't eat half of the entire pan in one sitting like I did. :-D See video for quick assembly demonstration.


Recipe makes 16 servings. 1 slice per serving.

You can find and purchase the Heart Smart Bisquick Mix here (commission earned if you purchase through that link).

Yield/Servings: 16 servings Serving Size: 1/16th of cake Total Cook/Prep time: 1.5 hours


  • For the cake:
  • 1 3/4 cup Heart Smart Bisquick Mix (the one in the white box)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup non-fat greek yogurt
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • For the frosting:
  • 4 oz lite cool whip (which is half of a regular size container)
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Toppings: 1 container of fresh strawberries (washed and sliced)
  • about 4 sliced bananas


Preheat oven to 350

Spray a 9" x 13" baking pan with cooking spray, set aside

Mix the Bisquick and cocoa powder in a bowl until combined

In a separate bowl, mix sugar, yogurt, applesauce, egg and vanilla (I use an electric handmixer and mix on low speed for 30 seconds)

Using a spoon or spatula, mix the wet ingredients with the bowl of Bisquick and cocoa powder

Pour the batter into the baking pan and bake for 25 minutes

Allow cake to cool for 1 hour

Make the frosting: mix the coolwhip and cocoa powder together in a bowl

Spread the frosting over the cake

Top with sliced strawberries

Grill the bananas in a frying pan sprayed with cooking spray (about 3 minutes per side)

Add the warm banana slices on top of the strawberries.

Cut the cake into 16 slices and just eat one slice.

Or eat 5 slices directly out of the pan with a fork like I did. And just be sure to track it. :-O. 

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