Monday, January 19, 2009

Low Fat/Cal/Sugar Vanilla-Marsala Trifles

Occasionally while making something original, I come up with something else that is similar and possibly more delicious. Then the thought escapes and and I go along with life.
Last weekend I tried out a low fat/sugar tiramisu, which was good, but not great. While making it though, I laced my vanilla pudding with marsala wine, and it was divine. I thought it would be great over some pound cake and berries.
However, if you follow my other blog,, you know that I’m well on my way to reaching my weight loss goal of 100 lbs., and pound cake is not going to help get me there… so that dessert escaped my mind.
I went grocery shopping over the weekend, and the coupon machine spat out a coupon for a free box of reduced sugar cake mix. I don’t like to use cake mix because I have the ingredients on hand, and I feel proud when I make a cake from scratch… but it’s free, so why not? Then I thought to myself, if I make the cake fat free, and it’s low sugar, I can make my marasla pudding and top chunks of cake with it. When I got this week’s Kroger ad, I saw strawberries were on sale! When I got to the store this morning, the berries looked juicy and dark red, and my dream dessert was really shaping up!
So I decided to give in to fate and go ahead with making the dessert. I am so glad I did! It was simple, delicious, and low fat/cal/sugar!

1 box of Pilsbury Reduced Sugar Classic Yellow Cake Mix
2 egg whites
¾ c. plain yogurt
1 c. water

1 envelope sugar free Vanilla instant pudding
2 c. skim milk
2 tbsp. dry marsala

1 c. sliced strawberries

Prepare cake according to package directions.
Prepare pudding according to package directions.
Cube cake, top with pudding and strawberries.
Thanks for the free cake mix, Pillsbury!


KMAYS said...

That would be beautiful for Valentine's Day, especially served in the martini glass. I love it!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I found your blog while searching for 30 Day Shred results. I'm not a great cook, but am inspired by your cooking (and weight loss!) blog. Here's my question... what do you do with the rest of the cake, once you've sliced a few pieces for your dessert? I love the idea, but fear I would eat the whole cake in one sitting! :)

Sorry to post anonymous, but I'm not yet sure how to set up a user name.


Joelen said...

I love the use of marsala!