Skinny Funfetti Poke Cake – Lower-Calorie Dessert

Skinny Funfetti Poke Cake – Lower-Calorie Dessert

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Skinny Funfetti Poke Cake – Lower-Calorie Dessert

This skinny funfetti poke cake is a lightened up version of a delicious classic. Light and fluffy, and perfect for the summertime.

 

I’ve had Funfetti cake in the past, and also poke cakes, but bringing the two together is pure magic. If you’ve ever had a poke cake before, then you’ll know what I mean. The gelatin adds a special moisture to the cake that will make you want to keep eating it over and over. It all starts with the box of Funfetti cake mix, but rather than adding the oil and eggs that the box recipe calls for, I substituted them for a cup of vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt instead. When I made this cake for my family they had no idea that I made any changes to the cake to make it healthier because it was just as delicious.

 

What is a poke cake?

True to its name, a poke cake is a cake that you poke holes in after baking. The holes are then filled with a liquid or filling, such as liquid gelatin, condensed milk, pudding or a purée.

 

skinny funfetti poke cake with whipped topping on a white plate

 

Making a poke cake is a pretty simple process. Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees and spraying a 9″x13″ pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl, add the the cake mix, Greek yogurt and water. Mix until well blended, then pour cake mixture into the prepared baking pan. Bake for about 25 minutes. Once the cake has cooled, use that back of a wooden spoon, or a fork, and poke holes throughout the cake. 

 

In a small bowl, prepare the gelatin. Store the gelatin and boiling water until the gelatin has dissolved, then stir in the cold water. Pour the gelatin all over the entire cake, filling the holes. Refrigerate the cake for at least 2 hours, or overnight. Once cake is done refrigerating, defrost the tub of whipped topping and spread over the top of the cake as frosting.

 

skinny funfetti poke cake with whipped topping on a white plate

 

How do I store a poke cake?

Poke cakes need to be refrigerated whether they are filled or covered in gelatin, pudding, or something else. Store your poke cake, in an air tight container, in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

 

Can I freeze a poke cake?

Yes! However, I would suggest freezing before adding the gelatin and whipped topping. Once you’re ready to remove from freezer it will take about 2-3 hours to thaw.

 

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Ingredients for Skinny Funfetti Poke Cake

  • Funfetti cake mix
  • Fat free vanilla greek yogurt
  • Water
  • Sugar free gelatin
  • Water
  • Sugar free whipped topping

 

Calories per serving (1 slice): 202

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Skinny Funfetti Poke Cake - Lower-Calorie Dessert

This skinny funfetti poke cake is a lightened up version of a delicious classic. Light and fluffy, and perfect for the summertime.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Chilling Cake2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 35 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: funfetti cake, low calorie food option, poke cake, skinny cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 202kcal
Author: simplylowcal

Ingredients

For Cake

  • 1 15.25 oz box Funfetti cake mix
  • 1 cup fat free vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup water

For Gelatin

  • 1 0.6 oz box sugar-free gelatin (I used strawberry)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup cold water

For Frosting

  • 1 8 oz tub sugar-free whipped topping, thawed

Instructions

For Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Spray 13x9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, water, and Greek yogurt. Mix for about 1 minute or until well blended. Pour mixture into prepared baking pan.
  • Bake for 25 minutes. Check with toothpick in center to see if done. Let cool.
  • Once cake is cooled, pierced cake all over. Use a fork, or back of wooden spoon.

For Gelatin

  • In a small bowl, stir in gelatin and boiling water until smooth. Once gelatin is dissolved, stir in cold water.
  • Pour over cake. Refrigerate for 2 hours (or overnight). Frost with thawed whipped topping.
  • Enjoy! Store covered in refrigerator.

Notes

  • Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Nutrition

Serving: 12g | Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 317mg | Potassium: 22mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 0.5mg
Nutrition Facts
Skinny Funfetti Poke Cake - Lower-Calorie Dessert
Amount Per Serving (12 g)
Calories 202 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 317mg13%
Potassium 22mg1%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


 

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