Thursday, February 11, 2010

Recipes: Low-Fat Pineapple Angel Food Cake

If you've ever done Weight Watchers, you've probably learned the super-easy, low-fat cake recipe.  If you haven't, I'll let you in on the secret.  You can make a tasty, low-fat, super-easy cake or brownies by mixing one box of cake mix (any flavor) or one box of brownie mix with 8-10 ounces of diet soda -- usually Diet Coke for dark cakes or Diet Sprite for lighter cakes.

Another low-fat variation, though, has become a favorite with friends and family...and nobody cares that it's low-fat.  It's the pineapple angel food cake and it's incredibly simple.  You just mix together this:


Yep, it's that simple.  An angel food cake mix and a can of crushed pineapple (in juice, not heavy syrup).  Just mix them together and bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.  It's really good served with some low-fat Cool-Whip on top.


Do you have any simple, low-fat desert recipes?  If you do, I'd love to hear them.  I'm responsible for desert at my sister's house each week.

8 comments:

  1. This sounds fabulous and just may be my V-Day treat! So you just mix the can and the mix...nothing else? Awesome...I love easy (and I love Angel Food Cake AND Pineapple...)

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  2. Made this today and it was delish! :)

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  3. Bought both Angel Food cake and Crushed Pineapple...will be making this on Sunday for V-Day dinner! YUMS!

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  4. Cake mix and Diet Coke? Seriously, I had to read that three times to be sure I had read it correctly. That sounds um... interesting. I just googled it and am surprised at the rave reviews! Regardless, I think I'll have the Angel pineapple instead. :D

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  5. This sounds so good and a good alternative to chocolate treats. Speaking of which, the Hungry Girl mixes a can of pumpkin with a chocolate or devil's food cake mix to make brownie/muffins. They look really goofy but taste great! My kids eat them all up before I can save any for me lol. I put your recipe in my Living Cookbook and it calculates the calories at only 140 for 1/12 of the cake. Can't wait to try it!

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  6. That's so simple and it sounds so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  7. I am so completely intrigued by these cake recipe ideas. At some point, I'm going to have to try both the WW cake idea and the angel food recipe.

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  8. They're both really good, Kendra. I'm making the angel food one for our small group meeting tonight.

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