A friend of mine called me the other day because she just joined WW and needed a quick, low-POINT dessert recipe to take to a barbecue. I wasn’t near my stack of WWMs or cookbooks, so I had to brainstorm. I remembered a dessert that I hadn’t made in ages—the diet-soda cake!
The diet-soda cake is a little baking miracle that I first learned about in a WW meeting and that my mom has made a bunch of times. It’s so simple and low in POINTS values. Basically, you take any boxed chocolate cake mix and stir in a can of diet cola (in lieu of the eggs, oil, and water). If you’re using a vanilla cake mix, you’ll want to use a clear diet soda. Bake it according to the package directions and then let it cool before sprinkling it with powdered sugar or frosting it with a low-calorie whipped topping. Viola, the low-POINT dessert is ready to be served.
Have you ever tried making this diet-cola cake? How’d it go?
–Jessica Wozinsky, associate editor, low-POINT dessert lover
Cooking, Food, Friends