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Low Calorie Black Forest Cake

22 Feb

I post a lot of desserts. I love finding new “low calorie” versions of great sweets…for 2 reasons. 1. I have a major sweet tooth, and 2. A lot of people think you can’t eat dessert when you’re watching calories… and anyone who knows me, knows I can’t pass up a good opportunity to prove someone else wrong, especially if I can do it while eating cake! So, anyway, black forest cake has long been one of my favorites, and the first time I made my cool whip icing (pudding, cool whip, milk) I loved it, and I couldn’t wait to use it on 2 specific things that I had yet to create…. Tiramisu and Black Forest Cake. Now I’ve created recipes for both of those, and they are among my favorites, so I hope you enjoy. This one is DEFINITELY a repeat.


– Devils food boxed caked mix (15.5 oz)
– diet cherry coke (1 can/12 oz)
– 3 egg whites
– 1 can of lite cherry pie filling (I used Kroger brand)
– 1 container of cool whip lite
– 1 small box of instant, sugar free, cheesecake pudding (the 4 serving one)
– 1 cup cold 1% Milk


1. Mix cake mix, egg whites, and cherry coke together.

2. Pour cake mix into a 9×11 pan coated with nonstick spray, and bake according to package instructions.

3. Allow cake to cool completely. I sped this up by placing the pan on a wire cooling rack after baking.

4. Spread contents of lite cherry pie filling can evenly over top of cake.

5. Mix cold milk and pudding mix with a wisk until it begins to thicken. Fold in whole container of coolwhip until the pudding and coolwhip are well blended.

6. Spread cool whip mixture evenly over the top of the cherries, and refrigerate cake.

7. For best results with this frosting, Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

Editors Note: If you really needed to eliminate sugar, you could use a sugar free chocolate cake mix, and sugar free cool whip here. However, I find that the sugar free cool whip does not allow this frosting to keep its texture as well as the lite or regular. It will still work. It just wont be as firm.

15 Servings= 185 Calories per serving

appx 5 ww points plus per serving