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Three Ingredient Low-Fat Creamsicle Cake

113 Comments | Written on August 28, 2012 at 5:00 am , by

Pinterest is absolutely overflowing with creative ideas from across the web and I am completely addicted.   (By the way, follow my account and I will gladly follow you back!)

The other night I was browsing around and came upon this genius concept for a three ingredient dessert using only a cake mix, Greek yogurt, and water.  It seemed almost too good to be true, so I just had to try it for myself!  That’s when the idea for this orange creamsicle cake was born.

Keep reading to find out how to make this Three Ingredient Low-Fat Creamsicle Cake!

The pin I found was for a basic three ingredient cake using Greek yogurt.  Now, I am a HUGE fan of Greek yogurt so my ears perked up right away.  The pin said all you have to do is combine a box of cake mix with a container of Greek yogurt and 1 cup of water to make a low fat cake.  Genius right?

But I wanted to take it a step further.  What if I gave it a flavor twist by using juice instead of water?  Voila!  Orange Creamsicle Cake.

If you want to boost the orange flavor even more, I suggest adding the zest of an orange into the cake batter.  Then, if you want to get all fancy with presentation, you can even save a bit of the peel for garnish on the completed cake.

The result was absolutely divine!  Not only was this cake unbelievably easy to prepare, but I did the math and it comes in at only about 200 calories and 4 grams of fat per slice!  The Greek yogurt adds moisture and richness to the cake without added calories and fat.

In the end, the creamy yogurt combined with the orange juice and zest made the cake taste just like creamsicle.  Thank you Pinterest for introducing me to this amazing idea!  I am not sure who posted the original pin, but it has already been re-pinned many times on my account.  If you like this Creamsicle Cake, feel free to re-pin it to your boards as well!

Creamsicle Cake

1 box (15.25 oz) White Cake Mix

1 container (6 oz) non-fat Greek yogurt, plain

1 cup orange juice

freshly grated orange zest, optional

powdered sugar, optional

In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, Greek yogurt and orange juice.  Include the zest of one orange, if desired.  Pour batter into a greased 8 x8 inch square pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30-33 minutes.  Slice into 9 pieces.  Garnish with a dusting of powdered sugar and orange peel, if desired.

Nutrition information per slice:  Calories 201, Fat 4.4 grams, Carbs 40 grams, Fiber 1.1 grams, Protein 3.3 grams.

Tip:  A salt shaker filled with powdered sugar makes the perfect tool for dusting desserts.  I got this one at the 99 cent store and keep it in my pantry for an easy way to garnish any dessert plate!

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