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!
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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.
Put 1 1/4 C. boiling water in a glass measuring cup and add a small package of raspberry sugar-free jello.
Immediately pour the hot raspberry jello all over the top of the cake.
Let the cake set until it is cool.
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.
You can do that right in the Cool Whip container.
And spread it on the cake.
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.
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.