A birthday cake that is FAT FREE?!?!?!

We had three birthday celebrations back in February—-yes I am behind:)  They were all within a few days.  I like everyone to have their own cake or treat to feel special, but too many desserts and I am feeling a little bloated:)  My second oldest daughter chose to have her traditional eclair dessert.

Then my youngest daughter wanted an angel food cake with strawberries.  I like angel food cake with strawberries too!  So I decided since our family was so large, that we could definitely just make two different angel food cakes–one fat free and one regular homemade and that would be enough cake for everyone.

For the fat free version, purchase an angel food cake mix and one can of crushed pineapple—that’s it!

Mix them up well and pour into your tube pan.  I did not spray my pan because the box did not say to spray your pan.  In my homemade version I do–not sure if it makes any difference or not. 

Bake as directed……………then start making your homemade version.  We used to make this almost every baking day back when we had 25 chickens–because it uses up so many egg whites!

In a mixing bowl, sift 1 c flour and 1 1/2 c powdered sugar and set aside.

  In large mixing bowl, beat 12 egg whites–best at room temperature, 1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar, and 1/4 tsp salt until foamy.  Add small amount of sugar a time–1 cup total.  This will get shiny and have peaks when you pull the mixer up.  Gentle fold in the flour and 1/2 tsp almond and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract a little at a time on the lowest speed of your mixer. 

Pour into your pan, gently.  Bake 30-35 minutes or until top springs back when touched.  Invert pan until completely cooled.

We like to serve our cake with cut up strawberries and cool whip.  You can use fat free or coconut cool whip for a healthier version.  To compare the taste of both of them side by side, the homemade one is definitely thicker and you feel like your eating a good piece of cake.  The fat free version is a lot lighter.  The pineapple gives it a great taste and I felt like I could eat a few pieces–which I did, and not feel guilty at all. Go ahead and eat your cake and NOT feel guilty:)  Be blessed today!

4 responses to “A birthday cake that is FAT FREE?!?!?!

  1. Ashley Gulyban

    This sounds like a great idea. I really appreciate all your cooking tips. I have tried most of them, including the kale salad and biscotti. Do I need to use a big can or small can of crushed pineapple for this recipe? thanks

    • Your so welcome:) I am happy to share and Happy that you are trying the recipes! It is just a regular can–15-16 oz size. It is delicious!!! Have a wonderful day and enjoy!

  2. Ashley Gulyban

    for some reason i cannot leave a comment on your current post, it just goes to the recipe when i try to comment. i also was unable to find any of the recipes you mentioned you added.

    • Hey ashley, your comment is going on this post. I just have to approve it first. Ummm the recipes….I believe all it said was eclair cake…did I miss another one? I very well could have, its late–my eyes may have missed one. I’m glad your enjoying the food posts.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *