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- Francis Bacon

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Make M♥m an Angel Lush Cake with Pineapple Filling for M♥ther's Day...she'll l♥ve it, I pr♥mise

I can't imagine a more welcome, light and calorie-less dessert for mom on her special day. Most mom's now-a-days are watching what they eat, if not to lose weight, she wants to make healthy choices.

I've made this cake many times and each time I l♥ve it more. Why? Because a slice is 120 calories if you make it as suggested. Sometimes I even pare that down more by using sugar-free pudding and non-fat Cool Whip. I make my Angel Food cake at home, although you can buy one at your local bakery if you are pinched for time.

This is a cake that can be tweaked here and there so suit anyone and everyone and just about any taste bud. I've also made this with vanilla pudding and bananas. Another time I used strawberries, yet another, lemon pudding and blueberries. But one thing was constant, low calories, easy to prepare and the fact that I was never disappointed. If you've made this popular dessert before, I bet it has become a favorite when you are in a hurry, want to cut calories or just want something light, pretty, and delicious for yourself, friends, or family.

The ingredients:
1 can (20 oz.) DOLE Crushed Pineapple in Juice, undrained
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
1 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
1 pkg. (10 oz.) round angel food cake, cut into 3 layers
10 small fresh strawberries

MIX pineapple and dry pudding mix. Gently stir in COOL WHIP.

STACK cake layers on plate, spreading pudding mixture between layers and on top of cake.

REFRIGERATE 1 hour. Top with berries.

Mark your layers for ease in cutting:
Place toothpicks all around to mark your layers and be sure to use a serrated knife!


Mrs. Petrie said...

That cake looks awesome!! It's early here in NM and I haven't eaten breakfast yet, but of course, now I want cake. :)

bj said...

Ummmm, this is a beautiful cake and I know it HAS to be delicious.
You should add it to GOLLUM'S FOODIE FRIDAY on the 8th...it's all about cakes!!
xo bj

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

That is absolutely yummy AND gorgeous Mimi, thank you for the recipe, I am adding this one to my collection.
Have a wonderful Sunday!
♥ Teresa

The Pink Birdhouse said...

YUM this sounds just delicious. I love it when you post recipes, I write them down to add to my ever growing book of recipes to try out. I am always on the look out for something yummy and new. I think I know what to make us for dessert for mother's day now! And the low-cal part suits me just fine, since I am one of the guilty ones trying to lose a few! Thanks. debby

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Wow, this is gorgeous and sounds so delicious! The pudding/fruit/cool whip remind me of a pistachio pudding salad I used to make MANY years ago. The green pudding mixture would be too adorable peeking out of those layers! ☺ Diane

Shellmo said...

What a great desert recipe to share - thank you!! Definitely going to try it!
(So glad you visited my blog! Found it interesting that you're in northern michigan, interested in the welfare of animals AND a grant writer! I may need your services in the very near future...)

Shirl said...

Hello, I'm still making my pink saturday visits. Thank you so much for stopping by. Strawberry cake looks yummy and I love your pink post this week!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Betty Jo said...

OMGosh! This is not only beautiful, but sounds sooooooooo good. I'll definitely give it a go. ♥

Just had to add: The word down there in the Word Verification is sinliker! Sin liker - not! But, so funny. I'm going to do a post on these little messages one day.