3/25/11

Super Easy Dessert

I've been walking past this cake all day, remembering how delicious it was last night when I made it.  So I decided I needed to share the super-simple, but very good recipe.  I don't make desserts just for us very often, but when I do, I try for something that isn't too calorie or fat laden, if you know what I mean.  This is a low-fat chocolate cake.


I know, tsk,tsk,tsk, but I didn't know last night that I would be sharing the recipe.  Geeez!  At least there are only 2 pieces missing, so we restrained ourselves.

All you need:
Boxed cake mix (this was a Duncan Hines Devil's Food), but it's your choice
1 cup of water
3 eggs
1/2 cup applesauce (I used sugar-free)

Just put it all together in a bowl & mix it thoroughly.  I didn't want to pull out the KitchenAid, so I just used my Cuisinart Stick Mixer.  That thing really whips it up, which I think made it extra fluffy after it was baked.  You can put it in whatever size dish you prefer.  I used a 9X13 sprayed it with Pam, & baked at 350* for about 40 min.  Ovens may vary, so adjust your time accordingly.  I let it cool while we had dinner & then spread the top with Sugar-free (sweetened with Splenda) canned Cherry Pie filling.  Of course, I also added a dollop of Lite Cool Whip to each serving.  This was so good.  Even The Man liked it & he's not much of a cake-eater.

ENJOY!!!
CAS

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16 comments:

  1. Yummo! I shall have to try this for my hubby, he loves cherries, you don't see many cakes with them! Thank you for sharing this.

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  2. Looks Yummy! Love "low fat" chocolate!!!

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  3. You had me at chocolate! My mom always made me a cherry covered cheesecake and this reminded me of that...delish!

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  4. WOW that is delish looking. That would have been long gone in my house by now.

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  5. I'll definitely try this recipe. I think I have all the ingredients in the pantry so I'll make it tonight. I try to lighten up some of my recipes. I have a grape salad recipe on my blog that I recently made with Splenda, etc. It was good!
    http://cottageatthecrossroads.com

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  6. hiya cas , omg that cake looks delish and i know that is the only way i can leave a cake to cool without picking is when its cooling during dinner ...lol but rally scrolled down thinking it was a low fat chocolate cake till i saw the name "devils food " Mmmmmm
    tfs

    xn
    maggiex

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  7. Ooohh, that looks so yummy! But then it's just after 6 pm and I'm hungry! I'll be sure to try it. Thanks for sharing!
    Lynn

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  8. Looks SOOO good! I'm definitely going to try this one. Have a good weekend!

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  9. Looks so yummy, I'm a low-fat eater so this sounds perfect. and cherries on top, yeah!! So nice to meet you, hope you're having a great weekend!!
    hugs,
    Debra

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  10. What a great calorie saving recipe. It looks delicious. This is my first visit to your blog and I did some poking around. I really like the food and recipes you feature here. I'll definitely be back. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  11. Oh yummy! This looks and sounds delish!

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  12. Yum!! I love anything chocolate.
    Sherry

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  13. Oh my goodness....that looks divine! =) XO ~Liz

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  14. Oh wow, that looks so good. And clever. I bet the applesauce makes it super moist, too.

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  15. I love the idea of a lighter version of chocolate cake! It looks so pretty with the cherries on top too :)

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