I don’t know about you, but our garden is winding down. I love to have the fresh garden vegetables all summer, but there comes a point when I get tired of it (particularly of the 1 billion cherry tomatoes when my husband doesn’t eat them). So, I’m always a little bit glad to see the garden slow down and not have to come up with any new recipes for cherry tomatoes, squash, zucchini, eggplant, and whatever else I might have growing like mad. But I wanted to give one last recipe a try. Actually, I wanted to create on last recipe. One of my favorite cakes is the Texas sheet cake. I love the flavor and texture of that cake, it’s rich but not too sweet and the frosting is just delicious. There are two problems with it – it’s dry when I make it gluten free, and it’s not…
Around the holidays last year I made a couple of Swiss cake rolls. I really enjoyed making the cake rolls. It turns out they’re not as difficult as I thought they were. The trick is to roll them while the cake is still warm, then they can be unrolled, filled and rerolled fairly easily. I used parchment paper to roll my cake and it worked perfectly. With some leftover fresh strawberries, I decided to try a strawberry cake roll – and it was fabulous. I started with my favorite frosting recipe – cool whip and low fat cream cheese. While I prefer to use real whipped cream, I can get almost the same flavor with cool whip, but without the fat! Then I added fresh chopped strawberries for my filling. I went the easy route and used a plain box mix for the cake. You can use any flavor you…
Everyone needs to have dessert on a regular basis. Or at the very least, everyone needs a treat on a regular basis. In my experience, if you don’t splurge and indulge your craving, you’ll end up out of control one day. I like to have a variety of dessert recipes on hand so when I see the ingredients, or get the craving, I can put something together and have a treat. For me, the trick is to make sure there are individual servings of the dessert, so I don’t go overboard with the piece of cake or brownie that I cut. Strawberry shortcake is perfect for that. When I bake with wheat flour, I really like to use a very light whole wheat flour. It looks, tastes and feels like regular all-purpose flour, but it packs a lot more nutrients into each serving. These shortcakes came out perfect – tender…
One of the gifts that we got for our wedding was a Bundt pan, along with a recipe book with Bundt pan recipes. Several years later, I’ve used it for the first time and this recipe is a keeper. Ginger is a delicious spice – that sweet and spicy flavor is just fabulous. Combined with the rich brewed coffee and crunchy walnuts, it’s a delicious combination. I tweaked the recipe a bit, since the original called for a cup of canola oil – which I thought was overkill. I substituted applesauce for it, and it worked perfectly. It was moist and delicious. Top it with a dollop of whip cream or a little frozen yogurt or ice cream and it’s a perfect dessert. If you don’t have cake flour, you can use all purpose flour. I used cake flour because its lighter and more finely ground that all purpose flour,…
Bittersweet chocolate is perfect for this raspberry torte. Since it’s not overly sweet, it’s not too rich or overpowering. It’s also a mild chocolate, so it’s not too much for those who aren’t big chocolate fans. The cake is light and delicious and is paired with sweet and succulent fresh raspberries with raspberry jam. Even though there is a little all purpose flour, it’s easy to make this gluten free by just substituting the all purpose flour for an all purpose gluten free flour. There isn’t a lot of flour in this cake, and there isn’t any baking powder, but the beaten eggs work as a perfect leavening agent. The resulting cake is light and tender. You can also make this cake in one cake pan, if you don’t have two (or if you don’t want to wash two pans). Just slice the finished cake in half and then add…
Cheesecake is a classic in our house. It’s one of my husband’s favorite desserts. In fact, we had cheesecake at our wedding. It’s not something that I make all that often, however, because the two of us have to eat the whole thing. While I don’t mind eating the whole thing, it’s not good for either of us. The answer is these delicious mini cheesecakes. I use foil muffin cups and don’t even bother with a muffin pan. Then, we keep a couple out for dessert and freeze the rest. Simple defrost them in the fridge (or pop them in the microwave for a few seconds) and add your favorite topping. While these ones have blueberry topping, you can have plain cheesecake, blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, caramel apple…the list is endless. If you don’t want to make all of that topping, just make the cheesecakes and then top with a dollop…
It’s starting to be zucchini season, so it’s a perfect time to find all those delicious zucchini recipes to try. This is one of my favorites. Chocolate zucchini cake is so wonderful – it’s moist and tender. Add mini chocolate chips for a little bit of added chocolate, or you can melt the chocolate chips and use them as a frosting. Just don’t tell the kids (or anyone squeemish about green foods) that there’s zucchini in it and it’ll become the family favorite. For me, the only downside is that my husband doesn’t like chocolate, so I have to stop myself from eating the whole thing!
Irish Apple Cake is a low fat, low calorie and delicious dessert recipe. It’s fun to prepare and serve on St. Patrick’s Day or anytime.
Back in May, I put together an awesome Weight Watches Dessert Recipe for a super fabulous blog, It Sux to Be Fat. If you haven’t ever had a chance to read her blog, Jennifer Swafford provides an open and honest dialogue there that covers Weight Loss, Exercise, Recipes and Nutrition. And she does it in a away that makes you feel like you are talking to your best friend, rather than some super skinny weight loss authority.
These decadent Mini Cheesecakes are the perfect sweet treat when you need to satisfy that dessert craving. And at just 2 Points + and less than 100 calories each, any Weight Watchers dessert recipe lover will be a happy camper.
Doughnuts people!! GLAZED DOUGHNUTS!!! Yes, you can eat yummy doughnuts and still lose weight…with this incredible Mini Baked Glazed Doughnuts Recipe, that is. I found the original version of these lighter doughnuts on Oh She Glows. They were boasted as a 100 calorie vegan doughnut recipe. Well, I’m not vegan, but I SURE do love doughnuts, and for 100 calories, I had to check out this recipe
A delicious light and moist Lemon Yogurt Cake is the perfect after dinner treat or as a sweet with your morning coffee. This low fat cake recipe not only tastes fantastic, but each serving is just 6 Points +, which isn’t bad for a moist and dense cake that is certain to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Though I can’t give a new Mini Doughnut Maker to all of you, I can share this delicious recipe for Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts with Maple Glaze that I found. Bake your own low fat doughnuts and indulge in a decadent treat for less Points Plus than most doughnut recipes.
Nothing says Fall like a fresh crisp apple! Well, today I’ve got an even yummier way to enjoy those fall apples. These delicious Apple Cupcakes with Cinnamon Vanilla Frosting are moist, sweet, fluffy, and everything you could hope for in a cupcake. The creamy vanilla frosting has a hint of cinnamon that really completes the flavor palate.
Ok people, I know it’s hot outside, but these Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting are so worth turning on your oven for. Moist and fluffy, it’s hard to believe that each cupcake is just 4 Points +. Made with a lot of fresh ingredients and no artificial sweeteners, the end result is a sweet and tasty cupcake that is so soft and delicious.
Looking for a rich and delicious dessert recipe that tastes like a million bucks but won’t use up all your PointsPlus? Try this healthy cupcake recipe for Chocolate Raspberry cupcakes, and you will seriously forget you are on a diet. Made with fresh fruit instead of artificially sweetened syrups and topped with a creamy and flavorful cream cheese frosting, this cupcake is a real treat.
A slice of creamy cheesecake for just 4 Points + per slice!?? YES, please!! When I first came across this Orange Marmalade Cheesecake Recipe on Eating Well, I literally wanted to lick the screen. I love cheesecake, and anytime I can find a healthier, lower calorie version, you can bet your bottom dollar that I’m going to be giving it a try.
After indulging in this cake at a recent party, I asked for the original recipe, which was from Eating Well, and made a few alterations to make it a bit more Weight Watchers friendly. Plus, I wanted to make it easier….their original banana cream layer cake recipe calls for making your own bavarian cream filling, but I just wasn’t a fan of the flavor or the hassle of preparing it.
If you are looking for a super yummy, low calorie version of a homemade carrot cake recipe, then you came to the right place! Considering that traditional carrot cakes can average 12-15 weight watchers points per serving, this diet friendly carrot cake recipe is a fabulous bargain at just a 4 Point Total per serving.
Being a Weight Watcher, I pretty much ruled out tasty cheesecake dessert recipes. But then I stumbled upon this delicious, no-bake cheesecake recipe that has a Point Total of just 6! It’s light and fluffy, yet still creamy and delicious.
One of my readers recently wrote in asking if I had a good Weight Watchers Recipe for Coconut cake. So this weekend I did some research and found one and baked it immediately!! It was fantastic! This Weight Watchers Coconut Cake Recipe is still a rich and decadent dessert, but it has half the calories of a traditional coconut cake recipe.
This dark chocolate cake is perfect to serve after any holiday dinner or after any meal, for that matter. And it’s an easy cake recipe that just about any amateur baker could pull off. With just 4 Weight Watcher Points per slice, this decadent dessert is sure to be a hit.
If you love the Chocolate Raspberry Layer Cake on the Weight Watchers Applebee’s Menu, you will LOOOOOVE this copycat recipe! It’s so moist and delicious and so full of flavor you will never believe that it’s low in calories and Weight Watcher Points! And clocking in at only 4 Weight Watchers Points per serving, this low calorie cake recipe is a must have dessert recipe for any Weight Watcher.
Red Velvet Cake and Red Velvet Cupcakes are my, hands down, absolute favorite desserts. I ADORE them. But the typical Red Velvet Cake Recipes are full of fat, calories and of course, extra Points. So when I came across this Weight Watchers Recipe for it, I was beyond excited and couldn’t wait to try it!