a "been-there" mom of six offers encouragement
to wives, young mothers, and those not so young,
and simple common-sense approaches to
the "ings" of life:
child-rearing (hints and helps), homemaking (all areas),
cooking (simple, cheap, and do-it-yourself)
making (toys and gifts), preparing (for the unexpected),
maintaining (sanity and peace in this increasingly crazy world) and more---
all aspects of making the most of making do on little---
and having fun in the process.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Heavenly Lo-Cal Fruited Angel Food Cake

This almost guilt-free heavenly angel food cake
has no fat and only 190 calories per serving
And, is a very popular recipe for both dieters and those looking for healthier dessert alternatives. There are so many ways to vary it you could serve it every day of the week!

Basic Recipe

1 (16 ounce) package One-Step angel food cake mix
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice 
sugar-free/fat-free whipped topping of your choice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13 inch pan with vegetable oil spray.

In a large bowl, combine cake mix and pineapple with it's juice.  Mix until well blended; then pour into prepared pan. 

Bake for 25 to 35 minutes until golden brown and has an even surface.

Let cool. Serve with whipped topping.

Ad-on's and Variations

  • Use pumpkin in place of the pineapple
  • Top with sugar-free vanilla pudding and Cool-Whip frosting
  • Use canned apple pie filling (smoosh the apples up some with a pastry blender) and sprinkle a bit of cinnamon on the top of the batter before baking
  • Top the whipped topping with sliced strawberries and toasted coconut or sliced almonds
  • Make it in a shallow ring pan, filling it with the topping, pineapple gelatin (not quite set) and coconut
  • Use as a base for strawberry shortcake
  • Stir one package of dry sugar-free vanilla pudding,  a dash of lemonade powder and coconut into the batter before baking

'til we eat again,
          Simply, Gail

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