So, next time you make a cake from a box mix, try this out!
Oh-So-Good Oil-less Cake
1 box cake mix (I used Devil's Food cake)
1 small box of instant pudding (I used fat free/sugar free chocolate)
2 cups of warm water
2 eggs (next time I'll try just egg whites)
Mix together according to cake mix package. Pour into prepared 9 x 13 pan or cupcake papers in muffin tin. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Cool completely. Note: The cake will be nice and fluffy when it comes out of the oven and then it tends to fall a little. Don't worry, the frosting will cover the top and it will be beautiful! I promise!
I used a chocolate buttercream which is NOT low-fat, but it was perfect.
1/2 c. butter or margarine, softened
1/2 c. cocoa
6 T. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
dash of salt
3 cups powdered sugar
Cream butter; add cocoa, mixing well. Slowly beat in powdered sugar, adding milk as necessary until spreading consistency. Stir in vanilla and dash of salt.
Yield: 2 1/2 cups