Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Weigh Less Wednesday--Cherry Angel Food Cake

Well, folks, this is probably the easiest recipe I will ever post. See the two ingredients in the picture? Combine them, bake for 30 minutes, and you magically have a cake that is light and delicious. Angel food is naturally fat free. Add a lighter version of canned pie filling and voila! You have a reduced calorie dessert in a jiffy.

This dish is also versatile. You can make it with your favorite pie filling (mine would be blueberry but stores in Augusta only carry cherry in the "lite" version). I found a similar recipe on Weight Watchers one day and decided to add my own twist. I sifted powered sugar over the baked cake and added a dollop of fat free whipped topping and fresh fruit on each piece. If you are looking for a dessert that is light and airy, fruity and not overwhelmingly sweet then this one is for you.  Play around with it to add your own version. Enjoy!

Cherry Angel Food Cake
1 box angel food cake mix (DO NOT add any other ingredients)
1-20 oz can lite pie filling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine cake mix and pie filling in large bowl and stir until moistened. Pour batter into greased 9x13" baking dish. Bake for ~30 minutes.

Sprinkle powdered sugar over cake. Let cool. Serve with whipped topping and fresh fruit, if desired.

*I had some good pictures to post of each step in the process but my computer is not cooperating. I decided to get patriotic and served the cherry version on a red plate, topped with whipped topping, and sprinkled blueberries on top. It made a pretty presentation! 

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