Skinny Devil’s Food Cake Batter Dip

Thank you, Pillsbury, for sponsoring this post and our Valentine’s Day Party!

All you need is just five minutes and a whisk to make this Skinny Devil’s Food Cake Batter Dip.  And by using refrigerated pie crust and heart cookie cutters, this fun snack is the perfect treat to share on Valentine’s Day {or you know, a random Thursday}.

This quick and easy Skinny Devil's Food Cake Batter Dip made with Greek yogurt tastes just like cake batter!

It’s been brutally cold here the past few days.  School has been cancelled since Tuesday, Doodle’s still recovering from strep {a cough is now creeping in}, and everyone is beginning to get a little stir crazy around my house.  We’ve been looking for things to do inside that are “exciting” and “fun.”  For a 6-year old boy, this means playing Fruit Ninja on the iPad and kicking bouncy balls at my head while I’m attempting to cook dinner.

For me, this means indulging in chocolaty-goodness and hiding with it in my closet so I don’t have to share.  What?  Is that wrong? 😉

This quick and easy Skinny Devil's Food Cake Batter Dip made with Greek yogurt tastes just like cake batter!

Another fun cold-weather activity on our list this week: a mini-Valentine’s Day party.  Since the weather put a damper in hosting the larger gathering we’d originally planned, this ended up being an exclusive Doodle and mama only event.  Which, if you want to know the truth, is pretty much how I prefer it.  This kiddo is growing up waaaay too fast.

Since I ended up eating the majority of this Devil’s Food Cake Batter Dip on my own, I decided to make it a little more figure-friendly.  No, this isn’t actually “skinny,” but in my book, any way I can cut calories warrants “skinny” in the title.  It’s how I roll.

For dipping, we used refrigerated Pillsbury pie crusts, and cut out heart shapes with a cookie cutter.  Sprinkled them with sugar, and baked them for just a few minutes to crisp them up.  Super fun and easy, and Doodle loved the “just the right sized” dippers for his little hands.

This quick and easy Skinny Devil's Food Cake Batter Dip made with Greek yogurt tastes just like cake batter!

We also made these fun Cinnamon Sweetheart Rolls.  These were a breeze to make and Doodle has already requested them again for breakfast on Valentine’s Day.  Heart-shaped cinnamon rolls + sprinkles and icing = the perfect breakfast any day of the week, if you ask me.


Finally, we made some Valentine’s Cookie Pops!  These were so easy, and Doodle loved eating them off the stick.  We’ll be making these again next week to take to his Valentine’s Day party at school – and package each one with a cellophane bag so that the kids can take them home easily if they want.


We had an awesome time at our Valentine’s Day Party putting these fun little Pillsbury treats together.  And anytime I can share special one-on-one time with Doodle is a-okay with me, even if I have to bribe him with cookies and sweet rolls. 😉

Skinny Devil’s Food Cake Batter Dip
Serves: approximately 2½ cups
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • ⅔ cups Devil's Food cake mix {just the dry mix}
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • sprinkles for garnishing, if desired
For the dippers:
  • 1 refrigerated Pillsbury pie crust (one crust out of a pack of two)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • cinnamon and sugar, for sprinkling
  1. Whisk together yogurt, dry cake mix and powdered sugar until smooth and no lumps remain. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving.
  2. To prepare the dippers, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat. Unroll pie crust and cut out heart shapes using a cookie cutter. Re-roll the scraps and repeat.
  3. Place cutouts on your prepared baking sheet, brush lightly with melted butter, and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar as desired. Bake for approximately 7 minutes, or until cutouts are lightly golden brown.


  1. Shelley

    These ideas sound easy, awesome for Valentine’s day. Can’t wait to decorate and send with my (almost) 3 year old to his classmates at daycare! Love your detailed, not so time-consumming, yummy recipes and enjoy your blog! THANK YOU!

  2. Erin | The Emerging Foodie

    Oh my goodness, Ashley this is brilliant! I want this right about now! Greek yogurt = win! Definitely pinning this one. 🙂 Stay sane over there!

  3. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    Oh boy! I can totally see why you want to hide in a closet with this! I’m with you…any time I can cut calories I’m good with calling it skinny! Girl, I just love every photo you take. Can I come take lessons from you? 😉

  4. Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen

    I am right there with you when you cut calories (even if its just a few) it skinny-fies that food!! This looks like the kind of dip I would sit don on the sofa and accidentally eat the whole bowl. *oops*

  5. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction

    With all the computer problems I’ve been having, I could definitely use a big bowl of this chocolaty dip!

  6. Amy | Club Narwhal

    Oh, man, I’m totally feeling the cabin fever hit this winter–it’s just been so crazy cold! Luckily you had this awesome dip to make your day brighter. Nothing makes me happier than something quick and easy like this for get togethers.

  7. Debra

    Your blog is great and you have tons if great stuff on here! I am a little confused by this one though. Adding devils food cake mix and sugar to Greek yogurt adds unnecessary sugar and carbohydrates. Adding pillsbury dough and butter only makes it worse :(. This recipe would not be kind to my waistline. How about Greek yogurt, cocoa and stevia? Add in a few chocolate chips for some fun. Totally not trying to push your buttons, because I really do like your blog! I simply would not label this as a “skinny” recipe though.



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