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Extra Low Calorie (but still yummy), easy-to-make birthday cake

Thursday, February 10, 2011





This is a great recipe for any holiday celebration when a cake is required!! We got away from store-bought cakes long ago because of the saturated fat, lard, sugar, high calories and junk that is contained in them. I know, they taste great and some are works of art -- however!!! this little cake is equally delish -- incredibly refreshing, without taking in a lot of calories.

Ingredients:

* Approximately 1 cup - 1 1/2 cups of fresh fruit that is in season - we love strawberries but any fruit will do. Be aware if you like peaches. Only use peaches packed in their own juice -- not Cling Peaches -- because you will save lots of calories.

* Sugar free Angel Food Cake. You can find this cake already made in the bakery of your local grocery store. Make sure that it is labeled "Sugar Free."

* Sugar free, fat free Cool Whip



Slice your fruit into bite-sized pieces and place to the side.

Cut the angel food cake in half so you have an upper half and lower half. Place the upper half on a plate and place it to the side.





Generously spread the FF/SF Cool Whip on the lower half of the cake as if you are icing a cake. Place your sliced fruit on top of the recently spread Cool Whip.



Gently place the upper half of the Angel Food Cake on top of the completed lower half. Spread Cool Whip all over the rest of the cake as you would ice a cake.

Place the remaining fruit on the top of the cake and along the bottom. I add fruit in the hole created by the bundt pan for extra fruit goodies!!

For an added treat, you can add either chopped pecans (contain over 19 vitamins and minerals including folic acid, vit A, calcium, manganese, copper, potassium, vit. B and zinc.) ; walnuts (omega-3 essential fatty acids which protect the heart improve cognitive function and reduces the inflammatory effects of rheumatoid arthritis, asthma etc.); or almonds (which provide a rich source of potassium, manganese, cooper, calcium, vit E, an anti-oxidant, and selenium) to the Cool Whip frosting - although remember, while you get lots of nutritional value, you must also consider the additional calories too.



One generous slice of Strawberry Angel food cake = 150 calories

Angel Food cake = 100
Strawberries - = 25
SF/FF Cool Whip = 25

(This blog is dedicated to Brother Dave in celebration of his 56th birthday!!)

And to my Sweet T: (Trainer_T) who cheered me on 'til this blog was posted!!!
(Hugs and Blessings, T!!)
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