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JMFOGARTY11 Posts: 861
2/26/10 10:24 A

My sister likes pistachio cake (my niece's fav BD cake!) Mix white cake as usual but add 1 box instant SF pistachio pudding. Bake as normal. For frosting it's 1 regular container whipped topping with another box of SF pistachio pudding. (Sometimes I add drained, crushed pineapple and also sometimes with that 1/2 lg pkg light softened cream cheese.

This is one off another dieting site from years ago...pour a bag of frozen fruit (any kind mix or match) into a 9x13 sprayed pan, sprinkle dry white cake mix on top and then pour a can of diet soda on cream soda or diet lemon lime is very good - also works with just plain water in same amount. Bake covered with foil 350 for about 45 min take off foil & bake another 20-30 minutes - cobbler!

Hope you enjoy these!

Edited by: JMFOGARTY11 at: 2/26/2010 (10:25)
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2/24/10 9:32 P


I would love to try your recipe I have heard when you add the diet pop it tastes amazing. I would like to try it as cupcakes, but would you happen to know what the nutritional value would be?

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2/21/10 6:46 P

I LOVE white cake with Jello! It's such a nice change from time to time and it gives it great flavor....esp. with Cool Whip or Whipped Cream for the 'frosting'!

LEAP2LIVE Posts: 32
2/21/10 12:04 A

You can mix up simple recipes with just a few on-hand ingredients. I love love love to add almond extract to cakes, I think it gives it a wonderful, sweet taste. You could add a few tablespoons of cocoa powder in place of a few tablespoons of flour. Or even add instant coffee granules or espresso powder. OR add both coffee and chocolate to make a mocha cake. I like adding cocoa to white cakes because the cake itself is fluffy and light and not chewy and dense like many chocolate cakes. You could add coconut flakes, vanilla beans, or lemon extract.

I like to make a praline sauce to go with almond and vanilla cakes. It's so sweet and caramely, I could eat it with a spoon. Melt 1 stick of butter until light brown. Add in 1 cup packed brown sugar, 1/3 cup heavy cream or evaporated milk, and 1/4 cup corn syrup. Stir until the sugar has dissolved, but don't boil. Pour the warm sauce over slices of cake, or drizzle over the top of the whole cake to soak in.

1GROVES2 Posts: 10,391
2/20/10 7:17 P

My idea was the same...the Jell-o poke cake w/ sugar free Jell-o....this is my daughter`s favorite & I just made it for ger birthday. I also Light Cool Whip to top it. You can add a little color to the Cool whip to make it kinda pretty:)

PATINOH Posts: 480
2/19/10 5:47 A

Mix 1 pkg any flavor sugar free jello with 1 1/2 C water.Poke holes in cake, pour jello over & refrigerate. Can serve with cool whip or whipped cream if you want.

SNOOPY1960 Posts: 1,687
2/18/10 7:59 P

Bake and cool one white cake mix. Poke holes in cake about 1 inch apart. Pour 1 cup diet strawberry soda pop slowly over the cake. Put in refrigerator while making topping.

topping :
1 package instant vanilla pudding mixed with
1 1/2 cups skim milk
1 8oz fat free Cool Whip

Mix until pudding is dissolved. Add Cool Whip.
Spread on cake and return to refrigerator until set.

Best if made in a 13x9 glass pan.

Edited by: SNOOPY1960 at: 2/18/2010 (20:00)
2/18/10 1:15 P

After making your cake with the supplies you have on hand, you could frost the cake with Whipped Cream. When available I use some fresh strawberry halves on top.
I use a can of Kroger Ultra-Pasteurized Sweetened Whipped Light Cream( 2 Tablespoons equals 20 calories), which can be applied to cake after the servings are cut, and do this right before serving.

Use your imagination about what garnish to put with the whipped cream, such as fresh peaches, berries, or a few chopped pecans.


Edited by: ASHLEEWEBART at: 2/19/2010 (19:09)
ANAVLY Posts: 2,426
2/17/10 6:07 P

Liqueurs can always be interesting in cakes and/or icing, maybe try doing some searches with what you've got on hand (e.g. "Bailey's cake").

LYNZZIE Posts: 248
2/17/10 2:04 P

Instead of making the cake as usual - add 1 can of diet pop (any flavor) to the dry cake mix, mix together, and bake as directed (so NO oil, eggs, etc). My favorite for white cake is probably diet red or orange pop. But I've used sprite, dr. pepper, and just about anything else that comes in diet. Fun for the holidays too because you can make things different colors!

Edited by: LYNZZIE at: 2/17/2010 (14:05)
ANMRUNNER Posts: 1,809
2/17/10 1:05 P

You could add crushed pineapple to the cake for some yummy flavor and a fruit boost. For icing, I prefer glazed cakes over iced cakes almost 100% so I mix just a bit of powdered sugar with some warm water until it's liquid consistency then drizzle over the cooled cake. Once the drizzle sets, it's like a crunchy topping. I have also made white cakes, then punched holes in the top (like with the handle of a thin wooden spoon) and then make pudding and pour over the top to fill the holes and "ice" the cake. That's always a yummy idea. Good luck!

KMBRADY Posts: 1,851
2/17/10 12:44 P

You could try adding a packet of cool-aid to the cake recipe, it'll color and flavor the cake to the choice of your cool-aid packet.

For frosting, while not necessarily 'low cal', my husbands favorite is orange frosting/glaze on angel food cake. I mix a couple cups of powdered sugar with a couple tablespoons of orange juice concentrate and a couple teaspoons of grated orange rind. You can add a couple tablespoons of butter for creamyness if you want, and you can adjust the consistancy of the frosting by controlling how much orange concentrate you add. Drizzle over the cake and voila! It's easy, refreshing and yummy!

SEABORNE Posts: 87
2/17/10 11:57 A

I am baking a cake today, and alot of the recipes I've looked up require some ingredient I dont have on hand at the moment, except for a simple white cake. But I was wondering if there is something I could put into it that would give it a little more creativity? And maybe a creative frosting recipe?

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