Who says you can’t eat healthy and have booze too? Not my mother, that’s for sure. We made this tasty treat while my family was in town last week! The original recipe from a Woman’s World magazine had 432 calories in it, which I’m sure is lower than what you would find in some restaurants, but why not cut out a little extra if it doesn’t sacrifice taste?!
I have to admit, the idea of a soda cake sorta scared me at first, but after this I’m a believer. The basic idea is that when using a boxed cake mix, you use a can of soda rather than the oil, eggs and butter that the directions call for; using a diet soda helps to cut the calories of the cake without destroying the integrity of the cake. I promise this recipe won’t disappoint. Plus, the strawberries are soaked in alcohol… so really… how could you go wrong?
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Makes 12 servings: 214 calories | 46g carbs | 2g protein | 4g fat
Here’s what you need!
1 box sugar free yellow cake mix
1 120z can of diet lemon-lime soda (I used Sprite Zero)
6 cups (about 2 pounds) strawberries, sliced
3/4 cup Amaretto
1/3 cup Splenda (or other low calorie sweetener)
1 1/2 cup Cool Whip- Fat Free
Here’s what you do!
1. Preheat your oven to 325°. Combine strawberries, Amaretto and splenda in a bowl and allow to hang out in the fridge for as long as you please
2. Combine cake mix and soda with a whisk, spoon, mixer, or even your fingers (though I don’t recommend this method). Pour into a 13 x 9 inch pan and bake 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before serving.
3. Assemble your shortcakes with 1/2 cup of strawberries and 2 tbsp of Cool Whip.