Low-Fat Cake

1 box of conventional cake mix – your favorite
unsweetened applesauce
egg whites
1 tablespoon of all-purpose flour


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees, spray your pan with baking spray.
  2. In large bowl, add flour to mix and stir well.
  3. Substitute the applesauce for the oil in the recipe
  4. Substitute equal amounts of egg whites for whole eggs
  5. Mix and bake according to package directions

Consider baking in a heart pan. Once cake is cooled, top with a dollop of fat-free non-dairy topping and some red berries.

Although these recipes are lower in fat and calories, portion control is still important.

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