Heavenly Light Yellow Cake

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Doing it Right

A very healthy, light cake. A great "treat" for those watching their food intake. I make this cake when I'm really craving something sweet, but can't afford the calories of a typical dessert.

Top Review by Narshmellow

All the way 5 stars! I was looking for a recipe with less sugar over less fat. This has both. I did have to use a regular cake mix since I've never found a reduced fat one. I used DH's pineapple supreme. And I used four medium sized eggs including the yolks. This is one of the most moist, flavorful cakes I have ever tasted. The mandarin oranges lend so well to the cake it's better than the oil in it. The cake bakes beautifully, I did, however, follow the directions on the cake box since I'm at a high altitude. The frosting could be eaten alone, it's so light, full of flavor. On the cake they are a mouthful of heaven. If you're looking to lower sugar content and/or fat for a dessert, this is it! Thank you for a wonderful recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Place all the cake ingredients in a bowl and mix until well blended.
  3. Spray a 9 X 13 cake pan with cooking spray.
  4. Pour cake mixture into the cake pan.
  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  6. Let cake cool completely.
  7. In a bowl, mix all the frosting ingredients until just combined, do not over mix.
  8. Spread frosting mixture over cooled cake.
  9. Refrigerate remaining cake.

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