I had vaguely heard about cakes made with 7up before but never tried until I found my Granma’s handwritten recipe note and something clicked. Like Magic.
I straightaway googled it (as you do, right?) and didn’t find much info about it which I thought was weird. And especially couldn’t work out the amount of 7up you needed!
So as hands-on as I am, went ahead and just did it. I thought a can would be perfect (and I wasn’t wrong!). You can also check out the WW Lemon Cake with 7Up Gluten-Free version that I made and that turned out equally delicious and moist.
What type of Cake is healthy?
What a question, right? When it comes to healthy cake options, there are a few varieties that can be considered relatively healthier compared to traditional cakes.
However, moderation is the key.
Here are a few examples:
- Angel Food Cake: This light and fluffy cake is made primarily with egg whites, which means it is low in fat and cholesterol. It’s typically lower in calories compared to other cakes and can be a good option if you’re watching your calorie intake.
- Flourless Chocolate Cake: This cake is typically made with a combination of melted dark chocolate, eggs, and sometimes a small amount of sugar. It’s gluten-free and can be a good choice for those who are sensitive to gluten. The richness of dark chocolate can satisfy your sweet tooth while providing some antioxidants.
- Fruit-based Cakes: Cakes that incorporate fruits like apples, bananas, or berries can offer some added nutritional benefits. The fruit adds natural sweetness and moisture to the cake, reducing the need for excessive amounts of sugar or fat. You can also experiment with whole wheat flour or oats for added fiber.
- Yogurt or Buttermilk Cakes: Using yogurt or buttermilk in cake recipes can help reduce the amount of butter or oil needed. These ingredients add moisture and tenderness to the cake while providing some beneficial probiotics if using yogurt.
While they may be a better choice compared to traditional cakes, they still contain calories and should be enjoyed as part of a balanced diet.
So… behold, the marvel of this 3-ingredient Weight Watchers guilt-free dessert! It can be done with a low calorie count using different choices. For example, cream cheese instead of double cream if you eat dairy.
I can’t believe you can make a cake this quick, with a couple of ingredients, guilt-free and calorie friendly.
*It is said (but I had no way to double check that anywhere) that a slice will only cost you 2 WW points!
Honestly, even if it is a bit more than that, I am IN! What a win-win!
Here the very simple 4 ingredients used:
- Betty Crocker Zesty Lemon Cake Mix
- Can of 7UP
- Double Cream (non-dairy)
- 1 lemon
HOW TO MAKE THE WW LEMON 7UP CAKE
This recipe can’t be more beginner-friendly. You just need a mixing bowl, spatula, and a baking tray!
Step 1 – Preheating
Fire up your oven to a toasty 350°F (175°C) and give a spritz of non-stick cooking spray to your baking pan/mold.
I like to use Coconut oil to spray.
Step 2 – Sift
Use the sifter to get rid of the little lumps in the cake mix.
Step 3 – The 7Up
Add the can of 7Up slowly mixing with a spatula but not very thoroughly.
Step 4 – Pour
Pour the mix in and give it another little stir once is in the mould.
Step 5 – Bake
Pop into the oven for about 45 min at 200 Degrees Celsius (I honestly think 350F is absolutely fine too)
Step 6 – The Topping
Whip the cream in the meantime (I added a bit of non-sugar but that’s optional)
Squeeze half a lemon in the cream.
Step 7 – Cooling Down
Let the cake cool down for at least half hour.
Step 8 – Decorate
Spread the cream on top with a spatula and add lemon zest as sprinkles.
You’ll end up with a really moist cake in no time. This Weight Watchers lemon cake with 7up is awesome!
I can’t wait to try it with other cake mixes and muffins!
Check out the Gluten-Free Version here:
Are weight watchers points calories?
Weight Watchers points are not the same as calories. Points consider calories, fat, sugar, and protein. They help track food intake based on nutritional value and weight management goals. Points encourage healthier choices and balance between nutrient-dense and less nutritious foods.
How do weight watchers calculate points?
Weight Watchers calculates points using a proprietary system called SmartPoints. The SmartPoints system takes into account several factors to assign values to different foods. These factors include the calories, saturated fat, sugar, and protein content of the food.
To calculate the SmartPoints value of a food, they use an algorithm that considers the nutritional composition of the food. The exact details of the algorithm are not publicly disclosed, as it is part of Weight Watchers’ proprietary formula.
In general, foods that are higher in calories, saturated fat, and sugar will have higher SmartPoints values, while foods that are lower in these factors and higher in protein and fiber will have lower SmartPoints values.
Weight Watchers provides members with tools such as mobile apps or point calculators to track and calculate the SmartPoints values of the foods they consume. This system aims to guide members towards making healthier choices and managing their weight effectively.
Who sells weight watchers desserts?
Weight Watchers has partnered with various food manufacturers and brands to offer a range of Weight Watchers desserts. These desserts are specifically developed to align with the Weight Watchers program and provide healthier options for individuals looking to manage their weight.
Some popular food brands that offer Weight Watchers desserts include:
- Weight Watchers (WW): The official Weight Watchers brand offers a variety of desserts, including ice cream, snack cakes, and baked goods. These products are specifically formulated to meet Weight Watchers’ nutritional guidelines and are often available at supermarkets or through their website.
- Skinny Cow: Skinny Cow is a brand that offers lower-calorie ice cream treats and desserts. They have partnered with Weight Watchers to create products with SmartPoints values listed on the packaging.
- Yasso: Yasso specializes in Greek yogurt-based frozen desserts, including frozen yogurt bars and pints. They offer a selection of Weight Watchers-endorsed flavors that provide SmartPoints values per serving.
- Halo Top: While not exclusive to Weight Watchers, Halo Top is a popular brand known for its low-calorie, high-protein ice cream. Many of their flavors have SmartPoints values listed on the packaging.
Weight Watchers Lemon Cake With 7Up (Calorie Friendly!)
- 1 Sifter
- 1 Tray
- 1 Microwave Oven
- 1 pack Betty Crocker Zesty Lemon Cake Mix
- 1 can 7UP
- 1 pack Double Cream
- 1 Piece Lemon
- Use the sifter to get rid of the little lumps in the cake mix.
- Add the can of 7Up slowly mixing with a spatula but not very thoroughly.
- Spray your mould with the oil of choice. I like to use Coconut oil.
- Pour the mix in and give it another little stir once it is in the mould.
- Pop into the oven for about 45 min at 200 Degrees Celsius.
- Whip the cream in the meantime.
- Squeeze half a lemon in the cream.
- Let the cake cool down for at least half hour.
- Spread the cream on top with a spatula and add lemon zest as sprinkles.