In The Kitchen: “Skinny” Celebration Cake

Dec 13th

Let’s talk about the holiday months shall we? From Thanksgiving to New Year’s it’s an endless couple weeks filled with gatherings and soirees meaning cocktails, treats and more! I must say it’s a curse to be pregnant during this time of year, but no one judges you if you have an extra helping or two. To top on to all the holiday festivities, my mom, dad and I all have our birthday between the 8th and 17th of the month. That’s 3 cakes people. Did I mention on top of this, my aunt send her infamous holiday cookies and the bowl of holiday Reese’s we have in our house? I don’t know why I do this to myself when we know there’s no control.

So this year, my parents have been working on their eating and didn’t want a birthday cake. WHAT?! That’s like a 5yr old saying to me they don’t like Santa. Not allowed! Thanks to my friend Jake, I remembered this cake he made a while back while on a diet. Apparently it’s a Weight Watchers cake, but I cannot find the recipe. (can someone send if they see?) I went from memory of what he told me and added a little extra touch to make it pretty. Everyone was amazed once they learned what was in it!! It’s delicious!

Ingredients:

1 box white cake mix

12 oz Diet 7-up

3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce

1 box sugar-free strawberry Jell-O

1 container sugar-free/fat-free whipped topping

1 straw

In a large bowl add 3 tablespoons of applesauce to your cake mix.

Next add 12 oz of Diet 7-Up. Mix, mix, mix.

Pour into a 13×9 pan and bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees.

As soon as the cake comes out poke holes all throughout with a straw.

Use one cup of Jell-O mix (follow box) and pour all over the top.

Let the cake cool!

Use the entire container of whipped topping as your frosting. Place in fridge.

Add any decor and candles to celebrate!