Healthy Jell-o Cake with Fruit

Prepared by Jessica Petruszak, Eastern Illinois University Student

 

 

 

Ingredients:

1 box yellow or white cake mix

¼ c unsweetened, light applesauce

1 ¼ c water

3 egg whites in place of whole eggs

 

 

 

Directions: 

Combine ingredients until mixture is smooth.  Pour into greased and floured pan and bake as directions state on the mix’s box.  Bake and let cool for 10-15 minutes.

 

While cake is baking, prepare one box on sugar-free jell-o, any flavor, as directed on box.  DO NOT REFRIDGERATE. 

 

When cake is slightly cooled, poke holes throughout with fork and pour jell-o over cake.

 

Refrigerate cake for at least 1 ½ hours or until ready to serve.  To lower fat content, do not add icing.  Cover top of cake with fresh fruit.

 

 

 

Nutrition Information:

Fat intake per slice is reduced to 4 grams. 

By avoiding frostingand incorporating a serving or more of fruit per cake slice, fat and calories are significantly decreased.