Monday, June 20, 2011

Hidden Tunnel Angel Food Cake

I made this cake a few months ago as a 'light' dessert.  Really, when you look at the ingredients there really isn't anything evil in it - WOOHOOO!  

 (1) Angel Food cake (either pre-prepared or baked by you)
(1) 4 oz envelope of sugar free Strawberry Gelatin  (or flavor of your choice)
(1) cup approx sliced strawberries (or fruit of your choice)
(1) container of fat free Cool Whip (or other whipped topping).

First, cut your cake in 1/2.  You can use dental floss - wrap the floss all the way around the cake, cross over and pull - personally, this just does not work for me, use a knife and an accurate eye, or my favorite is purchasing a $3 cake leveler.
Then the fun part - make a "tunnel" in your cake on the bottom 1/2.   With a small knife (or your fingers), cut 1-inch wide and 1-inch deep tunnel around center of the interior of cake; be very careful not to cut through bottom of cake or your jello solution will leak out. Remove cake cutout - I added the additional cake to my fruit/Jello but not sure I would do that again.

Stir boiling water into 1 pkg. (4-serving size) Strawberry Gelatin in medium bowl  for 2 minutes until it's completely dissolved. Add enough cold water to 1/2 cup ice cubes to measure 3/4 cup; stir into gelatin until ice is completely melted.

Refrigerate the gelatin for 5-10 min, until it begins to thicken.  Next, cut up your strawberries and add them to your gelatin mixture. 

 Then, you fill your "tunnel" with your Jello/fruit mixture:

Hang in there, you're almost done!

Put the top of your cake back on, I then spooned the remaining Jello / Fruit into the center,  and then "frost" with the whipped topping.  Be sure to be generous, remember this is the fat free (almost) guilt free whipped topping, it looks prettier if you sort of "glob" it on:

You're done!  Be sure to stick this beautiful creation in the fridge to allow the Jello to finish setting up, until you are ready to devour it

The best part:  It's only approx 150 cal per serving! 
(I admit, when looking at the photos it does sort of resemble something that Hannibal Lecter would eat with fava beans, but hey, it tastes really good!  I promise!)


  1. That does look good but we cant do that cake my youngest has food allergies all cool whip that i can find has milk in it

  2. You could probably use meringue instead of whipped topping. Adds more calories but it doesn't take milk.