This cake sounds so good and it is healthy!!! It uses a box cake mix (makes it faster). What more could you want?
1 package (18-1/4 ounces) white cake mix
1 package (3 ounces) lemon gelatin
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
4 egg whites
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 teaspoon lemon extract
4 drops yellow food coloring,
1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/3 cup lemon juice
In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, gelatin, water, egg whites, applesauce, oil, lemon extract and food coloring if desired; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, for glaze, in a small bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Drizzle about a third of glaze over cake; carefully spread evenly. Repeat with remaining glaze. Cool completely. Yield: 15 servings.
Nutritional Analysis:1 piece equals 225 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 266 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.
Originally published as Lemon Cake in Light & Tasty April/May 2005, p27