Dec 21, 2012

Skinny Eggnog Cake



Need an easy dessert to bring to a Holiday party?

This cake is easy and delicious. Simply combine a yellow box cake mix with nutmeg, Chobani, water and egg whites and you'll have a deliciously light cake ready in no time. Top the cake with some whipped topping spiked with rum or rum extract and dessert is ready!


I used Truwhip as a healthier alternative to Cool Whip, which contains no HFCS, hydrogenated oils, transfats or GMOs. I heard Trader Joe's also carries a similar whipped topping if you are lucky enough to have one near you. Happy Holidays!!


Skinny Eggnog Cake
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 15 • Size: 1 slice cake w topping • Old Pts: 4 pts • WW Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 188 • Fat: 5 g • Carb: 32 g • Fiber: <1 g • Protein: 2.5 g • Sugar: 4.3 g
Sodium: 204 mg  

Ingredients:

  • 16.5 oz package yellow cake mix
  • 6-oz fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg, plus more for garnish
  • baking spray

For the Rum Topping:

  • 10 oz  Truwhip or reduced fat whipped topping
  • 1 tbsp rum (or a few drops rum extract)


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly spray a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with baking spray.

Combine all the cake ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat until combined. Pour into prepared baking pan and bake about 28-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool before frosting.


For frosting, in a small bowl, whisk whipped topping with rum or rum extract. Spread over cake and dust with more nutmeg. Keep refrigerated if making this ahead OR keep whipped topping in the refrigerator and serve on the side.


Makes 15 servings.

39 comments :

  1. LOOKS YUMMY!!! Thanks Gina! A perfect light choice for our holiday. It's so hard to not fall apart during the holidays, but this recipe will definitely help!

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  2. I take the easy way out: cake mix + 1 cup water + 1 cup Greek yogurt = delicious cake. :)

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  3. This looks awesome! I'm thinking of replacing half of the water with light egg nog just to give that extra hint o' nog since it's the Mr's favorite.

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    1. I was thinking the same thing! How did t work out?

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  4. no eggnog in the cake?
    just wondered why its called eggnog cake... ( not a fan of eggnog )
    Looks great..

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    1. Nutmeg in the cake, and rum spiked in the whipped cream. It's yummy!!!

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    2. oh ok so those FLAVORS are something found in eggnog then...Makes sense... thanks'Diane

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  5. Is it plain yogurt, or could we use vanilla? I have some fat free vanilla yogurt in the fridge I'd like to use up

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  6. Would the sugar free yellow cake mix work for this? My dad's a diabetic but this looks like something fun to bring.

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  7. Just made this, we had all the ingredients on hand, it was fabulous!! Thank you

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  8. Super easy! Just the recipe I need to complete my holiday menu! Thanks!

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  9. Mmmm...I'm looking for some good holiday desserts! I tend to bake a lot of cookies but want to mix it up this year!

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  10. Looks great! What is chobani?

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  11. Those photos of the whipped cream are divine! I never knew someone could make whipped cream look so good :)

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  12. Looks delicious!!! Happy Holidays to you and your family!!

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  13. Could you make cupcakes out of this?

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    1. Just fill a cupcake tin with cupcake liners, cooking time will be less but same recipe.

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  14. What if I can't find truwhip?

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    1. Use whatever whipped topping you prefer instead.

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  15. Just bought everything I need to try this! I'm not a fan of eggnog, but my family is & this looks yummy!!!! Hope I like it!!!

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  16. Could you make these as cupcakes without the topping? Maybe just serve the whipped topping on the side? I'm wondering how it might affect the points to take away the topping and make this as cupcakes instead. Thanks!

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    1. Sure, I think it comes out to 3 points plus each as a cupcake with no topping.

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  17. Thanks for the recipe its going to help me along my journey, Please check it out and encourage me while I lose weight on youtube.

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  18. I made this and it's delicious. For the whipped topping I added in some Evan Williams egg nog (egg nog with whiskey in it) and it gave it a nice kick. Everyone loved it. This may be a new cake for Christmas.

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  19. Made this as cupcakes for Christmas Eve dessert and they were amazing!

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  20. First, I am a huge fan of eggnog. I love Bordens, but it is not WW friendly.
    I made this tonight. I used 1/2c Silk Nog and 1/2c water, and stirred 1Tbs Silk Nog into the Cool Whip as kids were eating it so did not want the rum. Flavor was really good.
    The cake came out a little tough. In 28 minutes it had completely pulled away from all 4 side of the pan by a lot, so I would guess over cooked? Also I find cake make with just whites tend to be tougher. Would make again, but cook less time. Any other suggestions?

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  21. This was SO GOOD! I made 2 to bring to numerous events on Christmas Day and they were a big hit. So yummy and super easy!

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  22. I had 4 different parties to go to this holiday season and I made it for each party. It was always such a big hit and I kept getting asked for the recipe. I referred them back to your site. I used rum extract instead of rum for the whipped topping. I also couldn't find Truwhip so I used fat free cool whip and it was excellent. I just simply glazed the cake so I didn't use the entire container. The cake was so moist and light. I did need to cook the cake for 40 minutes in my oven but oven times vary so no big deal there. Thank you for another delicious recipe!

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  23. Loved this recipe so much I decided to experiment with another flavor. I just tried a Chocolate Amaretto cake using your recipe but adding 1 tsp. of almond extract to the batter and eliminating the nutmeg. For the topping I added 1 Tbsp. of Amaretto to the whipped topping. Yum!!!

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  24. This is quite possibly the easiest dessert recipe I've ever made and it was delicious. I kept the cool whip on the side as I feared not everyone would be a fan of the rum flavoring. The cake was great on it's own as well as with the topping. Thanks for a great new effortless go to!

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  25. I was really skeptical about doing the lightened up cake mix- it was my first time swapping the ingredients. I was so pleasantly surprised! The cake was light and moist and the cool whip was the perfect accompaniment. I made it for a Sunday family dinner and we all agreed it would be good with no spice and topped with plain cool whip and fresh strawberries instead- a lightened up strawberry shortcake!

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