1.08.2010

Diet Coke Cake


So as 2010 began, I took a serious look at the way I'd been eating and [not] exercising. I a professional dieter. I get really motivated and passionate about a certain diet and hit it hard for 3 months, lose a good amount of weight, then crash and burn. I really want 2010 to be different. I've been researching healthier living and got a lot of perspective from the book "Mindful Eating" (review to come later). 

So far (I know it's only 8 days in to the New Year), I've been making really healthy choices and even exercising pretty consistently. But, tonight, the dreaded Friday who-cares-what-you-eat-it's-finally-the-weekend, brought me a pretty strong sweet tooth. So I found this Weight.Watchers Diet Coke Cake recipe. It was really difficult to make:

Mix 1 box of cake mix with 1 can of diet coke and bake as directed. Yep- no oil, no water, no eggs. Just the diet coke. I topped my slice with a spoonful of fat free cool.whip. And.........

IT'S DELICIOUS.

Woot!

I'm excited to share more of my healthy recipes, tips and tricks- as I learn them. :)

10 comments:

jenicini said...

Sweet! Sounds disgusting but those are usually the best surprises!

Aaron and Angie said...

Hey Ashley... Just another tip... the diet coke can be exchanged for ANY diet drink. If you like others, sometimes a diet sprite or diet root beer can make for extra taste. Give it a try! :)

Amber, That's Me! said...

I also made a recipe for my MOPS group one day that really surprised me...it is a WW recp. too. It is a can of drained pureed black beans and a box of brownie mix- They were great and everyone loved them. I didn't tell anyone what they were made from and people could tell they were different but had no idea it was BB. Such a pleasant surprise!

Blessed said...

I'm excited for you to share your tips too! I am also trying a healthier me and I love cake so I Gotta try it :)

Kendra said...

A similarly easy dessert -- 1 box of spice cake mix and 1 can of pumpkin. Use it to make cookies and bake 13-20 minutes (really depends on your oven). The cookies are very cakey, and the only slight negative is that they tend to get wet-looking after they've been stored. I haven't tried it as a cake, but I'm sure it's great that way, too!

birthmothertalks said...

Sounds kind of gross, but if you say it's good I might just have to try it. I love that it's simple.

Natalie said...

that's interesting. Might have to try it.

sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

Wow, that sounds yummy AND easy...can't wait to try it! Looking forward to more recipes, too!!

Here we go... said...

Ashley, I have read so many great books this past year on food. Master Your Metabloism by Jillian Michales will redifine your idea of "healthy eating". It is fabulous. I have never felt more alive! Another great book is, Raw Food Detox Diet by Natalia Rose. We don't eat all raw, nor are we vegitarians and she has great help for all types of eaters. But, make sure to take that info with a grain of salt!I like her ideas, but I had to learn to fit it in our lifestyle.

Holly, Dwight and Anya said...

Not sure how I found your blog but it's great. I am totally trying this recipe.. thanks!