This is a (believe it or not) a low-calorie cake that is a family favorite. I love it when the weather turns warm and you want something sweet but not too rich. It is also extremely easy to prepare and a kid-favorite. The recipe is from an old article clipping – I stuck exactly to the recipe and according to the recipe each slice is 212 calories and 3.6 grams of fat. Not bad for a really delicious treat!
- 1 box low-fat/low-sugar yellow cake mix
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 4 eggs
- 1 can (11 oz) mandarin oranges in light syrup
- One 8 oz container light whipped topping, thawed
- 1 pkg. (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
- 1 can (15.5 or 20 oz) crushed pineapple in juice
- Preheat oven to 350 and spray a 9 x 13 cake pan with nonstick spray.
- Mix all the cake ingredients in a large bowl until moist. Beat on medium for 2 minutes until combined.
- Pour batter into pan and bake 30-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
- Cool completely.
- For the frosting, simply mix together all ingredients in a large bowl and spread over cake.
- Store in the fridge.
Recipe Source: magazine clipping from a 1999 Prevention article
Time: 45 minutes