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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. :)
This was one of the best low fat desserts I have ever had. I went to the store and couldn't find orange cake mix, so I used lemon cake and jello and bottled lemonade. It was excellent. The kids liked it too! Thank you for sharing your delicious recipe toni! P.S. I can't wait to try it with orange cake mix!
This was a very good dessert, no one would know that I used sugar free products. The only thing I did notice while baking that large air bubbles were forming as the cake was rising, it was probably because of the soda pop, although they were not there when cutting the cake. I also was worried as to adding the jello in with the pudding undissolved so I did it in the milk first until nicely dissolved and then added the pudding mix to beat. Thanks for a great refreshing summer dessert recipe.