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On the Fifth Day…

December 13, 2010

On the fifth day of Christmas, I’m so grateful just for

FAMILY!!

Years ago today we welcomed our first little bundle of joy. I can’t believe how much she has grown these past years. She is now a beautiful, confident and smart young girl with so many dreams and aspirations. I hope she accomplishes them all. I’m so in awe that I was chosen to raise her and be a part of her life.

She asked today for her birthday cake to include her two favorite things: chocolate and whipped cream. So I’m making her one of her favorite cakes. In my husband’s family, they call it goo cake. Some have called it “better than sex cake.” But whatever you call it, it’s delicious!! (Picture is pending because I haven’t quite made her cake yet. Gotta make it while she’s at school but will post as soon as I have it ready!)

Since it’s a birthday, I do use a boxed mix. I know, terrible!! But you can healthify it a little bit and cut down the fat content by using applesauce or bean puree instead of the oil, and using fat free sweetened condensed milk in place of the full fat. You shouldn’t notice too much of a difference in the taste!

Goo Cake

1 box milk chocolate cake mix

2 eggs

1/3 cup applesauce or bean puree (in place of the oil)

water as called for on the back of your cake mix box

1 small can (10-15 oz) fat free sweetened condensed milk

1 bottle caramel sauce

1 container fat free cool whip

Mix together cake mix ingredients and bake in a 9×13 inch pan according to package directions. Immediately after pulling the cake out of the oven, poke holes with a fork or skewer stick over the entire length and width of the cake, approximately one inch apart. Pour the contents of the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the length and width of the cake. Than evenly pour the caramel sauce over the length and width of the cake. (You don’t need to use the entire bottle). After pouring on the caramel and sweetened condensed milk, allow cake to cool completely. Spread thawed cool whip over the top of the cake evenly and sprinkle with toffee bits if desired.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Victoria Klingonsmith permalink
    December 20, 2010 6:00 pm

    what is bean puree?

    • healthydealsnsteals permalink
      December 20, 2010 10:55 pm

      Bean puree is when I take a can of beans, put them into the blender and blend them until they become a puree (or baby food like) consistency. I than substitute the bean puree for oil in baked goods like brownies or bread.

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