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I have this fear….of gestational diabetes. Being pregnant means that there is lots to worry about and gestational diabetes is one thing that I have a constant fear about. That being said, if I have a craving for something sweet, I want it to be less calories and less sugary, filling, and not skimping on flavor. I’ve found that an easy way to do this is create cakes using DPSG Four TEN Calorie products– Sunkist, 7 Up, A&W, and Canada Dry. In fact, I came up with a delicious Sunkist TEN Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake that is easier on calories and doesn’t make me stress because I’m eating sweets. I mean, if baby wants sweets, baby needs sweets!
First, I went to Walmart and got my Sunkist TEN. Right now (while supplies last), you can get $0.50 off of the purchase of TWO 2 Liter bottles or TWO 4-pack cans of 7UP TEN, A&W TEN, Canada Dry TEN, RC TEN or Sunkist TEN soda. However, if you go online, and get the digital coupon, you can share it via email, FB, Twitter and you can get $1.50 off your purchase instead of only $0.50!
I also stocked up on other goodies for my Sunkist TEN Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake: Vanilla cake mix, 2 cuties, 1 block of cream cheese, Vanilla JELLO, Sugar Free Cool Whip (not shown), and Splenda (not shown).
What’s SO easy about this cake is that you only need 2 ingredients for the actual cake! Instead of using eggs, oil, and water for the cake mix, all you need to do is slowly pour the Sunkist TEN into a bowl with your cake mix and whisk until the bubbles are mostly gone and everything looks combined. Then, just put it into the oven for the same time as you would a normal cake. Not only are you able to cut out many of the calories that the oil and eggs would bring in, but you’re adding flavor. I turned a plain vanilla cake into a creamsicle cake!
After the cake has been baked and has cooled for about 5-10 minutes, use a fork, chopstick, or dowel side of a wooden spoon to poke holes in your cake. I promise this won’t be pretty. Then again, who cares! After your cake has been “poked” make your pudding according to the directions and pour over your cake. You may need to smooth it out so it gets into all the holes, and then completely let your cake cool.
While the cake cooled, I made my “icing”. I’m a sucker for cream cheese icing, but not all the calories. My solution is to use a block of cream cheese (regular or reduced fat), and mix it with the grated rind and juice of 1 cutie orange. After it was mixed and smooth, I took half of my sugar-free whipped cream and mixed it with the cream cheese/orange. Once that was smooth, I added the rest of the whipped cream, 1 tablespoon of Splenda, the grated rind and juice of the 2nd cutie, and folded it all together.
Lastly, I topped my Sunkist TEN Orange Creamsicle Poke Cake with the icing and got ready to eat! Let me tell you, it was so delicious, and tasted just like a creamsicle. Hit. The. Spot.
If you’d like to print the recipe, I’ve included it below!
- Vanilla cake mix
- 1 can of Sunkist TEN soda
- 2 cuties oranges
- 1 box Instant Vanilla pudding
- 1 block of cream cheese
- 1 container Sugar Free Cool Whip
- 1 TBSP Splenda
- In a bowl, mix vanilla cake mix and can of Sunkist TEN soda. Make sure to pour the soda in slowly, and mix until bubbles are gone and cake mix is incorporated. Bake in a pan according to box directions and toothpick comes out smooth.
- Once cake is baked, allow to cool for 5-10 minutes and then poke holes all over the cake.
- Mix vanilla pudding according to directions, and pour over warm cake. Allow cake to completely cool.
- In a bowl, mix cream cheese, zest of 1 cutie, and juice of 1 cutie until smooth. Then add half of the whipped cream and mix until smooth.
- Then add Splenda, the rest of the whipped cream, zest of 1 cutie, and the juice of 1 cutie to your cream cheese mix, and fold until combined.
- Spread icing over cooled cake, and serve!