Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Try it Tuesday.....Pillsbury Reduced Sugar Devils Food Cake Mix

Because of last weeks post with the Hot Fudge Icing recipe, I decided to make some cake! I usually use a Texas Sheet Cake recipe that I got from Cooking Light, but this time I chose to use the Pillsbury Reduced Sugar Cake Mix that was sitting in my pantry just waiting to be made. It uses the same ingredients as regular cake mixes....eggs, oil and water. Easy.

I'm a total batter licker. I love to make any kind of batter and lick the heck out of the beaters, spatula and bowl. I was expecting the batter to taste less sweet since it's a reduced sugar version, but it was pretty much the same to me. So I checked the ingredients and noticed that it's made with sugar alcohols, not Splenda like I had previously thought. Here are the nutritionals:

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/12 package (43g mix)
Amount Per Serving Calories 150 % Daily Value
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0g 0%
Sodium 340mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 6%
Sugars 9g
Sugar Alcohol 5g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 0%
Iron 6%
Vitamin C 0%
Vitamin D 0%
Calcium 2%
Niacin 2%
Thiamin 4%
Riboflavin 2%
Folic Acid 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

With 5 grams of sugar alcohols, I thought I would have a problem after eating a piece or 2. But nothing bad happened, thank goodness! And trust me, I ate a lot of the cake this weekend! It was gone in 2 days. I know it was the yummy icing! Who can resist?! My family couldn't tell that it was reduced sugar and same as me, no one had a problem with sugar alcohols.

Anyway, Pillsbury's reduced sugar line carries not only cake mixes, but frosting's and brownie mixes. Mmmm. The cake mixes come in White, Yellow, Lemon and Devil's Food. I'll have to try the brownie mixes sometime soon. And there is even a reduced sugar cream cheese frosting. I loooove cream cheese frosting.

Oh, and to make it into Texas Sheet Cake, I only needed 1 box. It bakes just fine in a jelly roll pan.

Sorry, but this cake mix has milk and wheat, so if you allergic to those, you will have to skip this product.

As far as WW points goes, it's 3pts per piece, not counting the frosting, so it's an indulgence. Speaking of indulgence, I have some fabulous special desserts to blog about soon. Tip Junkie got me drooling over the ,"Guilty Pleasure Snack Game", so I started a post with a couple of my all time favorite decedent desserts! I'll finish that up and hopefully post it tomorrow ;)

Leanne Sig.

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Nikki said...

cake is my biggest weakness in the sweets department. I should try this so I can indulge a little. (I'd probably eat the whole thing by myself though!)

Megan said...

Sweet! I didn't even know there were reduced sugar cakes out there. That's so great! And even better that it doesn't taste funky. I'll buy these from now on!

Leanne said...

Remember if you eat them, that they have sugar alcohols which are known to give some people a "run" for their money. hee hee.

Never bothered me tho! I can eat tons of the stuff with no probs. :)