Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins
A lighter version of the Creamsicle Cake. We can finally have our cake and eat it too! Can't remember where this originated but I have served this at family dinners without anyone suspecting it was low fat. Made as presented this is 4 points per piece. Cooking time includes chilling time.
- 18 1⁄4 ounces orange cake mix (1 box)
- 10 fluid ounces diet orange soda
- 2 egg whites
- 6 ounces sugar-free orange gelatin, divided (2 pkgs)
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 cup cold water
- 3 1⁄2 ounces fat-free sugar-free vanilla pudding mix
- 1 cup nonfat milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 8 ounces Cool Whip Free, thawed
- Mix Cake mix, soda and egg whites together.
- Pour batter into a 9 X 13 inch pan.
- Bake as directed on box.
- When done, use a meat fork to poke holes across the top of the entire cake.
- Allow cake to cool.
- In a medium bowl, mix together 1 box of the orange gelatin, 1 cup hot water and 1 cup cold water.
- Pour gelatin mixture over top of cake.
- Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.
- Meanwhile, mix remaining box of jello, vanilla pudding mix, nonfat milk, and vanilla together. Beat well.
- Fold whipped topping into this mixture, and spread on top of cake.
- Chill in refrigerator until serving.
the cake part of this was AMAZING. :) I could not believe it was low-fat! the jello was a nice touch to make this cold cake taste especially yummy. I too couldn't find orange cake mix so I used white cake mix which worked out well. the topping part of this, however, did not work very well for me. I followed the directions exactly and it came out very sticky/gummy in texture. the flavor was good - but the texture took away from that. I think next time I'll either just have the cake plain with no topping or with a store-bought frosting. I will still be making this cake again & again! I can't wait to try it with other flavors, lemon/strawberry/etc. thank you so much for sharing this nice summertime low-fat treat!
I was a little hesitant to make this, simply because I don't care for cold cake. However, this is so very refreshing and lighter than I expected. Will try with lemon cake, jello and Fresca! That should be a real hit too. I did have to make a few alterations as I cut the recipe in half....there's just two of us. I couldn't find a 'single layer mix' in orange, so I used a white mix and added a couple of drops of orange extract. The orange pop took care of the colour, so I didn't have to do anything with that. For the gelatin, I took out 1/2 teaspoon and set aside. The remaining jelly powder was mixed with 1/3 cup each of hot and cold water. The 1/2 teaspoon of jelly powder was then mixed into a 1/2 cup of thawed Cool Whip, and used to ice the cake. I didn't use the pudding powder, as I wouldn't have any use for the unused pudding. It was might good though. Even DH commented on it. Good one Toni!!!!!
This was very good, and also much easier to put together in reality. Thank you for sharing. I have a feeling we'll be making this guilt-free dessert often from now on. :)