Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sharing a great dessert recipe!

Do you love dessert?  Do you wish you could find an EASY, low-fat/low-cal recipe that most everyone will love?  (OK, maybe you'd rather have one that only YOU love--I get that, too!)  If you are a WW, this one made the rounds several years ago and was 2 points under the original Points system.  I haven't calculated it for Points Plus, mainly because I have not gone to WW in a year now and am feeling hugely guilty so I am ignoring Points Plus.  I'll get back.  Someday.  Really.

Anyway, here goes:






Pineapple Macaroon Cake

1 box angel food cake mix (they are almost always fat free, but make sure)
1 20 oz. can crushed pineapple in unsweetened juice (NOT heavy syrup)
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Mix ingredients above (including the pineapple juice).  IGNORE BOX DIRECTIONS.  Put in a 13x9 glass baking dish and bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes until golden brown.  (My oven cooks it at 35 minutes; original recipe says 45.  Just keep an eye on it.)

This cake is incredibly moist and sweet.  Two of my three kids LOVE it. 

Enjoy!  Happy running, happy eating!

6 comments:

  1. It was double good last time i had some!

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    1. Um ... two servings will do that, my dear!

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  2. Thanks! this looks great. I'm gonna run it thru the recipe thing at WW for points - I'm so making it!

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  3. PS: do you know appox how many servings?

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  4. Jen, it makes 20 servings, and while they may be a tad small, it definitely satisfies one's sweet tooth. SO super easy, too--literally 3 minutes prep time (one of the few that you really do need to start pre-heating the oven way in advance!). If you calculate the new points, please let me know so that when I finally mend my evil ways and start counting again, I'll know!

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  5. This sounds wonderful! Thank you for sharing! :)

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