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.