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Recipes: Low-Fat Pineapple Angel Food Cake

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If you’ve ever done Weight Watchers, you’ve probably learned the super-easy, low-fat cake recipe. If you haven’t, I’ll let you in on the secret. You can make a tasty, low-fat, super-easy cake or brownies by mixing one box of cake mix (any flavor) or one box of brownie mix with 8-10 ounces of diet soda — usually Diet Coke for dark cakes or Diet Sprite for lighter cakes.

Another low-fat variation, though, has become a favorite with friends and family…and nobody cares that it’s low-fat. It’s the pineapple angel food cake and it’s incredibly simple. You just mix together this:

pineapple angel food cake

Yep, it’s that simple. An angel food cake mix and a can of crushed pineapple (in juice, not heavy syrup). Just mix them together and bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes. It’s really good served with some low-fat Cool-Whip on top.

Do you have any simple, low-fat desert recipes? If you do, I’d love to hear them. I’m responsible for desert at my sister’s house each week.

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Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.

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  1. This sounds fabulous and just may be my V-Day treat! So you just mix the can and the mix…nothing else? Awesome…I love easy (and I love Angel Food Cake AND Pineapple…)

  2. Cake mix and Diet Coke? Seriously, I had to read that three times to be sure I had read it correctly. That sounds um… interesting. I just googled it and am surprised at the rave reviews! Regardless, I think I'll have the Angel pineapple instead. 😀

  3. This sounds so good and a good alternative to chocolate treats. Speaking of which, the Hungry Girl mixes a can of pumpkin with a chocolate or devil's food cake mix to make brownie/muffins. They look really goofy but taste great! My kids eat them all up before I can save any for me lol. I put your recipe in my Living Cookbook and it calculates the calories at only 140 for 1/12 of the cake. Can't wait to try it!

  4. I am so completely intrigued by these cake recipe ideas. At some point, I'm going to have to try both the WW cake idea and the angel food recipe.

  5. They're both really good, Kendra. I'm making the angel food one for our small group meeting tonight.

    1. For this recipe it needs to be angel food cake. There are others you can do with any cake mix and a can of soda. Just mix those two ingredients and you’ve got a low-fat cake.

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