Friday 15 February 2013

Reader Recipe: Low-Cal Cobbler

I don’t know about you, but around this time of the year, the ol' denim jumpsuit starts getting a little tight. I suppose I could blame the panzerottis or the leftover fruitcake or the box of Pot of Gold I consumed the other night during a Golden Girls marathon. But I prefer to think it’s my body’s way of saying, “You need to keep warm.” And why fight nature?

Having said that, it’s always good to cut back a little. So when Caker Cooking reader, Cheryl, sent me this recipe that her cousin posted on Facebook, I figured the timing couldn’t be better. A low-calorie treat that tastes delicious? Colour me Jenny Craig.

Admittedly, it’s a little weird to be pouring Diet 7-Up over cake mix, but keep in mind where you’re reading this recipe. Besides, it’s DIET 7-Up, people! As to how it tasted, well, I ate the whole pan. Guess it's time to start wrapping myself in Saran Wrap.

Thanks, Cheryl!

Two 12-oz bags frozen mixed berries (See note)
1 box white cake mix (no pudding)
1 can of diet 7-up or sierra mist (clear soda)

Place frozen fruit in a 9x13 baking dish. Add dry cake mix over the top. Pour soda slowly over cake mix. DO NOT stir the cake mix and the pop - this will give you a “crust.” If you stir the two, you will have a cake-like topping.

Bake 350 for 45-50 min.

Serves 16, 4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus

Note: Or a 600 gram bag.

Source: Cheryl via Facebook via Cheryl's cousin


  1. Wow...this one sounds...ummm delicious? A week ago I made a classic (using the word classic very loosely) dump cake. I had to throw it out after two days, I had eaten half of a very large pan of it, no one else in my family liked it, not even a little bit, and I was on the way to eating the entire thing myself.
    Does this new dump cake-esq recipe taste like dump cake?
    If so, I'm not making it, currently my own denim jump suit's zipper is seriously straining to stay closed.

    1. What?? What is wrong with your family? I don't know anyone who can resist the power of a good Dump Cake.
      This cobbler is a little less sweet than the Dump Cake. But there are some definite similarities. But you don't feel as bad eating it because, unlike Dump Cake, it doesn't have six pounds of melted butter. Give it a try. I just can't guarantee the family will like it.