just eat it, eat it

that’s what i want to do with this cake! but alas, i can’t dive in just yet. the fella and i are headed to his folks’ for thanksgiving, and then mine, and i wanted to bring a treat for the festivities. since i’ve been trying to lose weight (and have lost 10 pounds so far!), i was on the hunt for a recipe that wouldn’t break the calorie bank. pumpkin cake to the rescue! this recipe uses greek yogurt instead of butter or oil, egg whites, and fat free cream cheese for the frosting. with 9 slices (the recipe says 16 but i think 9 is more realistic), they are only 285 calories per piece! the fella got a little confused at the grocery store and didn’t know that there is a plainer greek yogurt than vanilla, so i skipped adding vanilla to the batter. i hope it tastes ok! the fat free cream cheese doesn’t blend as nicely as the real thing, so next time i would probably compromise with a low-fat, rather than fat free, version.

update: this cake was gross. 😦 sad!


About Liv

i have a lot of hobbies. i cook and bake – usually, from scratch. i paint, though not as often as I would like. i love to make pottery on the wheel, though this hobby fell by the wayside while I was in grad school. now that I’ve finished, I’m looking forward to potentially getting back into ceramics and devoting more time and energy to all of my hobbies. my mom got me hooked on refinishing garage sale or thrift shop furniture into beautiful, rich pieces for the home. and my true love is crochet – i love the feeling of achievement in taking a ball of yarn and a hook and turning it into a beautiful afghan or purse or set of coasters. in some way or another, all of these hobbies center around making things – thus, creation nation.
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