Orange Creamsicle Cake – low fat – only three ingredients. WOW!! I knew that I had to try this recipe.
Son and daughter-in-law were coming to visit a few weeks ago and I started to agonize over what to cook. Yeah, I know they are family but cooking is not my forte anymore and cooking IS Maria’s forte. She is an awesome cook so I was stressing.
I decided on Lasagna Rollups for dinner. I have made those a gazillion times and I figured that I probably couldn’t mess it up. I added spinach to the cheese mixture before rolling. The original recipe that I used was in an old Farm Journal cookbook and did not contain spinach. With that taken care of, I headed for Pinterest to see if I could find a dessert that didn’t look too difficult but still looked yummy…
and I found it! Orange Creamsicle Cake was on betterrecipes.com!! Being of a “certain” age, I think that the frozen concoction was called “Dreamsicles” before “Creamsicles” but I have always loved the flavor of the vanilla ice cream wrapped in the orange flavored top. This sounded like something I would like and I hoped everyone else would like it too.
What could be easier than a cake mix, orange juice and Greek yogurt. Kristina also stated that you could optionally add orange zest but I omitted that step. But how would it taste? I decided to give it a try and couldn’t have been more pleased. The house smelled like oranges while it was baking and the cake was moist and had a great flavor. Oh yeah, did I mention easy!
When I went to the grocery store, they only had two pound bags of powdered sugar and I was afraid that that was way to much to buy for just one recipe. As I was going past the dairy counter, I saw cans of whipped cream and purchased one of them to use for the topping. Outstanding choice, if I do say so myself!! I bought the low-fat one in keeping with the low-fat recipe.
So what did we do for dinner for the next two days that they visited? Went out, of course.
Thanks to BetterRecipes for recipe and photo’s. Be sure to check her website for more great recipes.
- 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
- lowfat whipped cream, 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 in a 350º oven for 30 – 33 minutes. Slice into 9 pieces. Garnish with a dusting of powdered sugar and orange peel, or lowfat whipped cream, if desired.