Thursday, November 3, 2011

Project Pinterest: Orange Sherbet Cake

Updated: 1/12th of the cake (sugar free Pillsbury cake mix and 2 TBSP whipped topping) is 5PointsPlus for Weight Watchers.

This pin intrigued me. Cake + me = true love forever. Like most folks though, my love for cake cannot always be realized because I’d weigh even more than I do now if I indulged in cake every time I wanted to.

Stumbling upon this recipe was my destiny! I could have my cake and eat it too!

I’ve seen lots of variations of this recipe, but this is the one I chose. Click on the picture below for the original source. There were many similar recipes. I omitted the eggs in this recipe (because I didn’t have any) and that did not effect the outcome.


I chose sugar free yellow cake mix (made with Splenda and reduced in calories by about 50 calories a slice when compared to the original cake mix), diet Crush, and lite frozen whipped topping.

Measure out 12 ounces of diet soda.

Pour the soda into the cake mix. Whisk for 30 seconds.


Bake according to the directions on the box. Let the cake cool (if you have the patience for that sort of thing). Top with thawed whip cream. Put on a paper plate. What? Ok, fine, I was too excited to try the cake to even be thinking about photographing in a nice way. You can put it on a nice plate if you’re in to that type of thing and don’t have half of the neighborhood kids waiting for this cake to be done.

On a scale of 1-10 on the diet dessert recipes index, this yummy cake earns a 10 from me! A six-year-old neighbor boy even asked me to write the recipe down for his mom because it was the best cake he’d ever had!

My next flavor combo will be diet Wild Cherry Pepsi with sugar free chocolate cake. I can’t wait to try it!

Can’t wait to check out your posts!

Sarah:)





59 comments:

  1. Sarah, This sounds DELICIOUS! We're going to have to try this at our house. Thanks for sharing your success! ~Sally

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  2. P.S. LOVE that this is a sugar-free version!!!

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  3. What?! That is totally awesome!! ....I even have orange fanta in my fridge and cake mix in the cupboard...and I'm pretty sure I have whipped cream in the freezer! Nice. :)

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  4. That totally sounds like a cake we'd make while growing up. Easy, fun, and topped with Cool Whip. (The cherry chocolate cake sounds good too!)

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  5. This sounds delicious. I love this Pinterest linky idea. Gotta see what I can do.

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  6. oh yum, I'm going to try with code red mountain dew! i'm stopping by from the lovely poppy and would love for you to come by and checkout the huge giveaway going on that ends thursday- http://thelovelypoppy.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-follower-giveaway.html xoxo nicole

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  7. Yummy! I will link up on Thursday.

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  8. This was really easy to make and turned out great. I love the cake but was thinking it could have more of an orange flavoring. You think i could add a few drops of orange flavoring would help? I am making this for my work party next week and one for my sister as well. Thanks for the easy Recipe.

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    1. You could flavor the cool whip for an extra layer of taste.

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    2. Whip some Sugar-free orange Jello into the Cool Whip!

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  9. You bet Jennifer! I bet it would taste awesome with a little extra flavoring. But, I'm not known for my awesome baking skills (other than a three-ingredient cake!) so I guess I'd try it with the flavoring first before serving this to others.

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  10. Sarah, My daughter chose to have this for her birthday(party) cake! -- AND, SHE is baking it right now. (She wouldn't let me make it for her, she was too curious about how this would work, and wanted to do it herself-14). Can't wait to see the results! ~Sally

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  11. So, do u have to use diet pop and sugar free cake?

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    1. Nope, you can use regular if you'd like!

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  12. for a stronger fuller flavor add a package of jello (any flavor) to the cake mix. Then I made a powdered sugar glaze to go over the top instead of the whipped cream. It was awesome!

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  13. Sharon, Made the orange crush cake and added approx. 3 Tsp. of orange flavoring to the batter for an added kick of orange. Also, used lite cool whip, shaved orange peel and grated 1 hershey kiss for icing. I love a little chocolate with orange flavor. My husband liked it and that's saying something since it's low calorie. Would definitely make it again.

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  14. Do you use the normal ingredients in the cake and the soda or just the cake mix and soda? No eggs or water or oil?

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  15. I'm curious too. Just made it and added all the ingredients on the box. well, I'll know soon if it's a success or not.

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    1. Did u add all ingred? Im abt to make this n I dont know...

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    2. I made it but only added the soda, no eggs, etc. I used strawberry soda and it was very good

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  16. Oh, these are so good! I made them today and I have to say I tried them with both the canned cream cheese frosting and the Cool Whip and the Cool Whip is better hands down for the frosting. It's a very moist cupcake and the light topping makes them delicious. They did stick a little to the cupcake paper but that may be because I used the pudding in the mix cake mix. I don't know. Thanks so for sharing. Very easy to make.

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  17. I am trying this cake right now and I added a package of sugar free orange jello and a small can of mandarin oranges.

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  18. Just saw your recipe on Pinterest. Have made many variations of this cake but never with the orange crush. Sounds great. My family's favorite combo is Red Velvet cake mix (unfortunately not made in sugar-free) and Diet Cream Soda. I also add 2 egg whites or Egg Beaters Egg Whites to equal 2. We also like the Lite Cool Whip still frozen which makes it more like ice cream. Love, love it.

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    1. Wow! That red velvet cake combo sounds so yummy!

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  19. My son just got back from the dentist with cavities. As a mom I was beyond upset. I made a brushing chart and I am have cut him off of all sugar I thought this cake would be a great solution. Making it now. :0)

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  20. Making now! Can't wait to see how it turns out :)
    -Kelly

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  21. I made this today for my husband who is a diabetic. I also added a small jar of manderian oranges to the mix. He loved it, and I did too :)

    -Aaron

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  22. No eggs or oil? Just soda and cake mix? Hmph.
    I got a big crumbly mess. Thanks.

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  23. I'm sorry Anonymous ^ ! It turns out very yummy everytime I make it with just soda and cake mix!

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  24. Hey Sarah - haven't heard from you in ages. Hope all is well. Just looking at my blog stats today, and THIS POST of yours is my 9th highest referring URL of all time (for me that is from 10/31/10)! Cool, huh? Thank you. I'll take all the help I can get! LOL Are your kids back to school yet? We start next week! Have a great weekend! ~Sally

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  25. I'm going to try this weekend, but with grape soda and a bit of grape jelly

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  26. so you dont use the eggs?

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  27. Does anyone know the weight watchers pp value?

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    1. Just calculated it and 1/12th of the cake with 2 TBSP whipped topping is 5PP.

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  28. was thinking of making this because i have all the ingredents excpet for the eggs that the cake calles for, so my question is do u just use the dry mix, whip cream, and soda? Also do u have to use orange crush, because i have the piggly wiggly orange soda brand currently on hand!

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  29. This sounds and looks really yummy!

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  30. So should eggs/oil be added?????

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  31. what size cake pan do you use??

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  32. Can u please put step by step on how to make please ive tryed it 2 times and it didnt come out right

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  33. So i had to chug them n trash O_o

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    1. I have made variations of this recipe. You DO NOT USE oil or eggs. The ONLY ingredients in the cake itself are 1) dry cake mix 2) 12 ounces of soda. Bake the cake for the time stated on the box. After the cake has cooled, top with the whipped topping. You can use any flavor combonation you like. One of my favorites was devil's food cake with Dr. Pepper. I have never tried the orange, but I will soon. It sound delicious :)

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    2. You are correct Anonymous. No eggs or oil. Just the cake mix and soda!

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  34. Looooooooovee it totally awesome my grandpa is diabetic so this is perfect ;)

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  35. is this updated to 5 pro points for 1/2 cake or still the old points?

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  36. Thanks for the heads up Anonymous up there! It is 5 PP for 1/12th of the cake, not 1/2!

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  37. Ok so I just tried this but I used a gluten free cake mix. Instead of orange it turned out a real pretty peach color. Hope it turns out just as good!

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  39. I just made two of these cakes... for one of them I used diet sunkist soda, and I added a package of sugar free orange jello, for the other cake I used Big Red Zero and a package of sugar free raspberry jello... i'm hosting a ladies Bunco night so I have high hopes for these yummy treats! Thanks for the recipe :)

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  40. You can microwave this recipe also... 7-10 minutes in a microwave safe bowl. ;)

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  41. This looks really good. I was wondering if you have looked at the contents of the Cool Whip? Unless you get the sugar-free Cool Whip, Cool Whip contains high-fructose corn syrup, even the lite. But, of course, the sugar free one doesn't. It is the only one I buy now. I have quit buying a lot of products because they contain high-fructose corn syrup and companies are aware of the issue. They will put in big letters now on the label that the product doesn't contain it.

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  42. Looks yummy.....how many calories per serving?

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  43. I just made these! DELICIOUS! They did stick to the paper wrapper, as I had seen others mention. Was wondering if they would turn out alright if I used a silicon pan or if I used Pam spray on the metal pans? Any advise?

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