To-Die(t)-For Chocolate/Raspberry Cake!

 

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 Yes, I watch my weight, but I also like flavor, so I want to share this easy cake with you because it is both — tasty and light!

P1020639(1)       The cast of characters.

P1020494(1)  Make a reduced-sugar devil’s food cake mix according to the instructions on the box, but use 3/4 C. of Egg Beaters instead of the 3 eggs. 

btw, I have learned from my friend, Linda, who only chooses to be “a cook” when she can make something really sensational.  Anyway, I have learned from her that baking something for the very minimum temperature and time necessary, maximizes its moistness.  So, I decreased the oven temperature from 350 degrees to 330 degrees because I was using a dark pan, and I baked it for the minimum time suggested, and then did the toothpick test.  Done!  And at its maximum moistness!

As soon as the cake comes out of the oven, poke holes all over its moist little self, using a meat fork so that the fork prongs are long enough to make the holes all the way through the cake.

P1020495(1)  Put 1 1/4 C. boiling water in a glass measuring cup and add a small package of raspberry sugar-free jello.

P1020497(1)   Immediately pour the hot raspberry jello all over the top of the cake.

P1020499(1)  Let the cake set until it is cool.

P1020500(1)  For the frosting, mix 16 oz. of lite Cool Whip (or use a little less, so that the raspberry flavor of the yogurt isn’t as diluted), with a 6 oz. container of light raspberry yogurt.

P1020501(1)  You can do that right in the Cool Whip container.

P1020503(1)  And spread it on the cake. 

 P1020649(1)  Voila!  A really great tasting dessert, made even prettier and tastier when you top a piece with a few fresh raspberries before you serve it.

p.s.  I tried to be realistic about the portion size so that I could tell you what the Weight Watcher points would be.  So, this is a 20th of a 9×13 pan (a nice serving, but not gigantic) and it is 4 WW points.

P1020654(1)   Refrigerate any leftovers.  Burp.  If there are any.

p.s.s.  I LOVE blogging.  How else would I have an excuse to make one of my favorite desserts and then sit down at 11 a.m. and eat a piece accompanied by a glass of ice tea in one of the “company only” glasses!!  I wish I’d discovered this “gig” 20 years ago!

Note:  To read the funny/somewhat pathetic story of what I went through to do this post, read The Saga of a Post.

16 Responses to To-Die(t)-For Chocolate/Raspberry Cake!

  1. C says:

    MMM! And, yes, we will go to lengths for blogging. What fun! C

  2. C. Beth says:

    Wow, you heated up the kitchen JUST FOR US? You truly do make sacrifices for your readers! 😉

    Looks delicious! (And easy!)

  3. Tammy says:

    Thanks for the visit! Yes, I am sure that “your” Amish and “my” Amish are related 🙂 I do believe this community hails from Indiana if my memory serves me correctly. Also – Thank you for posting a nice, low-cal, low-point dessert. How refreshing! Oh, the sacrifices we make for your blogging fans. I enjoyed my visit here.. I’ll be back! -Tammy

  4. Sandra says:

    C — What would REALLY be fun is if a bunch of bloggers like you, whom I really enjoy, could have sat down around the table and had a piece with me! 🙂

    Beth — It was a dirty job, but somebody had to do it! 🙂

    Tammy — Thanks for stopping by!

  5. lynn says:

    Yum. Now I want to make another one, Sandra. The raspberries on top are a nice touch.

  6. Amy O says:

    Looks fantastic!! Do you ship?

  7. Sandra says:

    Lynn — I initially did the raspberries on top just because I thought they looked nice, but I was delighted at how they added a little extra “zip” to the taste! They’ll be part of the “finished product” from now on.

    Sure, Amy. I’ll mail you one. Let me know how it looks and tastes when it gets there, will you? 🙂

  8. Hilary says:

    That’s what I like about you, Sandra. You sacrifice for us! Looks delicious. I think raspberry and chocolate are a fine marriage of flavours. Well.. chocolate and anything .. almost. 🙂

  9. Sandra says:

    That’s me, Hilary. Always willng to “take one for the team”!:)

  10. Sleepless in OL says:

    For 4th of July or other special occasions a white cake mix with different colored jello (blue and red for 4th of July, green for St Patrick’s day) makes a festive looking confetti cake. I really like that you make everything with low-calories. I am saving all of these recipes and sharing them with my friends as we are all watching our waist these days. Thank you.

  11. Sandra says:

    Sleepless — I’m so glad to hear that you like the low(er) calorie recipes. I do wonder occasionally if people get tired of me trying to make everything lighter, but I’m trying to make my weight loss this time a life style change instead of a diet! I really appreciate the encouragement. 🙂

  12. Tim King says:

    Yum. Raspberries! I’ll have to remember this sometime, even though I’m not on that strict of a diet. I’m sure the general method could be used to make a not-too-unhealthy dessert that tastes great, using whatever flavor you like!

    -TimK

  13. Sandra says:

    Absolutely, Tim. I adapted this from a “regular” recipe. A woman in my office, when I worked, made this for office carry-ins all the time and did a wide variety of flavors — all delicious!

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  15. kashif says:

    yum..yum.. yummmy………

  16. Sandra says:

    Kashif — Exactly! I love this because it is so good that even people who aren’t dieting LOVE it!

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