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!