Ways to Dress Up a Box Cake


 

by Skinny Chef Jennifer Iserloh
on 10/20/12 at 12:00 PM


Box cakes can be easy fast why to make a dessert for a group, without much planning.  But making it more festive is easy and attainable, even if you don't love to bake.  Start with a plain flavor, like vanilla, classic yellow, French vanilla, marble, chocolate, or Devil's food.

Make the Base
Cut the calories and fat in the base by eggs white in place of whole eggs.  Cut the oil to 1/4 cup and use light oil instead of corn oil for a better fat.  To add more fiber, sprinkle in 2 tablespoons of ground flax to the mix, and decrease baking time by about 5 minutes.

Terrific Toppings
Gourmet Whip: Looking for an all natural sweet topping for your cake? Maple Cream pictured above is delectable and looks gorgeous. I found it through a company called Tonewood, a small farm where you can also adopt a maple tree.

Berry Delicious: Making a berry sauce is simple and healthy.  Take 1 cup of frozen or fresh raspberries, blueberries or cherries.  Add 1/4 cup of water and 2 tablespoons of sugar.  Bring to a boil over high heat and then cool.

Cool and Creamy: Store bought whipped topping are low in nutrition and can be loaded with preservatives and high fructose corn syrup.  Make your own with plain low-fat Greek yogurt.  For one cup add 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar.  Stir well and serve along side your favorite cake, my pick would be Devil's food.

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