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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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AUTUMNHOPE 6/2/2013 7:07PM

    Yum, what a savvy blogger you are ! Thanks for sharing with all of us.

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DECAFFEINATED 3/1/2012 11:52AM

   

That looks absolutely beautiful !! What a great idea.
Thanks!

Sue

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NISSANGIRL 2/17/2012 7:18AM

    This looks amazing!!!! I can't wait to make it! hopefully it will look as beautiful as yours!!! thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FREEME1980 12/27/2011 5:45PM

    Beautifully done blog & cake! Thank you for sharing. Your brother is fortunate to have a supportive sister.

Happy 56th Birthday Dave! emoticon

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 12/27/2011 4:40PM

    Now this is what I should have had for my Birthday...I know what I will be making next year!

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MOFITZ726 10/25/2011 8:05PM

    This is exactly what I was thinking of doing for my boyfriend's birthday this week. emoticon

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TFROGHUNTER 4/19/2011 7:37PM

    thanks so much!!!! were gonna be trying this 4sure in the next couple days!!!! wow it looks yummy!

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JHARTSCOM 4/12/2011 3:30PM

    I 'm definitely doing this for my birthday this year...
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SONIEAH 3/30/2011 11:07AM

    This is the best "cheater" cake ever!!!!
THANKS FOR SHARING!!! emoticon

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LIL_EZZY 2/27/2011 12:09AM

    OHHHH YUM

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NISSANGIRL 2/24/2011 4:18PM

    This looks great! I m going to have to make it! thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AMC120 2/22/2011 11:57AM

    Can't wait to make this!!! YUMMY!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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MOMFAN 2/20/2011 12:54AM

    What an amazing journey you have had! This is what I started having for my birthday celebrations also!

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ADNAW_YOTS 2/18/2011 6:42AM

    I do this on July 4th celebrations and everyone loves it ! Thanks for sharing. I add blueberries for the red white and blue !

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DWEXCEL 2/12/2011 5:42PM

    Sounds absolutely delish! I'm defintely going to try it with all the fresh strawberries around here!

And it looks beautiful too!

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GODZDESIGN95 2/11/2011 11:37AM

    OMG what a neat idea. I love angel food cake.

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MBSHAZZER 2/11/2011 10:44AM

    That looks great! Perfect treat! :D

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TRAINER_T 2/11/2011 9:57AM

    Your just the emoticon
I want to make it right now at work but I have to wait but I will do the article on it.
Hugs, T.

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BEFIT014 2/11/2011 6:00AM

    Ooh, that's looks wonderful!

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SPMOM2 2/11/2011 2:38AM

    Wow, thanks for sharing, looks yummy.

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MIZM20 2/10/2011 9:22PM

    Looks Very Yummy! Amazing how you can get fresh fruit anytime of the year!
Oops, I'm drooling! Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to try!
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GWENAEL 2/10/2011 8:40PM

  It looks yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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STARPESCADO 2/10/2011 7:50PM

    Looks yummy and I love the plate-looks like Talavera...

Thanks for post!

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MICHELAR 2/10/2011 7:21PM

    Looks beautiful Dollface, thanks for sharing the recipe!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 2/10/2011 7:11PM

    shame we donīt get sugar free angle cake or any other angle cake over here lol.looks great though joannie and i am sure dave loved it. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BIKE82X 2/10/2011 6:48PM

    Looks beautiful and sounds delicious! That's a good idea. I think the strawberries really make it.

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MARINEMAMA 2/10/2011 6:47PM

    Yummy!!! My son turns 17 in just a couple of weeks now and we will love this healthy option!!! Thanks girl!!!

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DREMARGRL 2/10/2011 6:33PM

    So beautiful! Thanks for sharing JoAnne. XO MaryAnn emoticon

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PIR8DAVE 2/10/2011 6:27PM

    I have enjoyed this delicious and nutritious treat many times. That picture of my birthday cake is really great! This shows you can make alternative choices that are good for you and take the place of all the unhealthy cuisine the food marketers and agri-business interests provide us with. I simply LOVE the fresh strawberries! This cake tastes "sinfully" good and is my preferred choice for the celebration cake. Thanks for sharing and for so lavishly illustrating it as well!

You are the best! Love and Light!

Dave

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KATRINAKAT23 2/10/2011 6:13PM

  Hi there!! Thanks for the wonderful recipe. I love ALL the ingredients and it is so easy to make. I sure will make this one.

Take care,

Kat

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TOBRIEN27 2/10/2011 6:13PM

  This is a fantastic, easy and "yummy" idea! Thanks for the idea.

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JO88BAKO 2/10/2011 6:13PM

    Awesome!! Thank you so very much for sharing! emoticon

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BEC_55 2/10/2011 6:08PM

    WOW I forgot all about this kind of cake. My mom use to make it for special occasions! Sadly I can't eat it now unless I find a gluten free angel food cake! LOLOL I do love the strawberries and cool whip!
Thanks for my little walk down memory lane Sweetie!
HUGS,
Becky

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