Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Thursday, April 28, 2011

White Chocolate Bundt Cake


Take an ordinary vanilla boxed cake mix....


Add a few "accessories" to dress it up....

Yes this piece is actually 1/16th of the cake...you can see just how generous a size this is!

and enjoy a cake that takes no time to make...but tastes like you made it from "scratch."  And what's even better?  It's only 5 points+ per slice! 

No one will know this cake is WW friendly but YOU!  It is a nice moist bundt cake that is a breeze to make and honestly, tastes nothing like the box cake mix it originated from.  Not that there is anything wrong with boxed cake mix....they DO have their place and I have made many over the years.  But they always have that "tastes like boxed cake mix" flavor about them.  By adding a few ingredients, that "boxed cake mix" flavor all but disappears!

I found the base of this recipe at WW online...but changed up quite a few things to make it my own.



White Chocolate Bundt Cake
loosely adapted from a recipe found on WW online

Servings - 16    Servings Size - 1/16th of cake   Points Plus per serving - 5 points+
Calories - 190   Total Fat - 5g,   Carb. - 33g   Protein - 3.5g,   Fiber - 0g

1 (18 1/2 oz.) box of vanilla flavored cake mix
1 ( 1.4 oz)  package of white chocolate flavored pudding mix, fat free and sugar free
1 cup of egg beaters OR 4 large egg whites
1 cup buttermilk, lowfat
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup white chocolate chips, melted and cooled
2 TBS. canola oil
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
powdered sugar for dusting

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray a nonstick finish 12-cup bundt pan with cooking spray and dust lightly with flour.  ( I use Baker's Joy for this, because it already had flour in it and I don't need to dust after I spray)

2.  In large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except powdered sugar for dusting.  Mix on low speed of hand mixer until combined, then mix on medium speed for two minutes, until batter is mostly smooth.  

3.  Pour batter into prepared pan.  Smooth out top.  Bake at 350 degrees F for about an hour.  Test with toothpick inserted into center, if it comes out clean, the cake is done.  Allow to cool in pan for 15 minutes.  Invert onto serving platter and let it finish cooling.  Dust with powdered sugar when completely cool and just before serving.  

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Part of my WW strategy has always been, when I am invited to a gathering and asked to bring something, I cover all my bases with food that I know exactly how many points they are worth and a dessert that I can eat without feeling guilty.  This strategy has helped my out tremendously.  It is funny though, because soooo many times, it's the healthy, lower calorie food that vanishes quicker than everything else.  I think this cake is one of those desserts that would be perfect to take to summer gatherings!

We finally had two days of decent, DRY but  incredibly windy, yet warm weather ( finally a couple of days without coats!) ....and I have taken full advantage of it by going for some very long walks with my friend and our dogs.   I got a blister on the bottom of my foot from yesterdays walk!  Never had that happen to me before!   It's all good though, because I will be honest, I have gotten into the kids Easter candy WAY more than I should have.  But that ends today....at least I have my cake to satisfy my sweet tooth!    How about you?  How are you doing with left over Easter Candy?  ( better than me I hope!)


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20 comments:

  1. Oh boy, this is a keepy!! Wish I would have had this one for Easter but glad to have it now. Jelly Beans are Evil. That is how I am faring with Easter candy, but trying to keep them to just a few.

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  2. What a pretty cake! I can see this being a huge party hit- especially with that white chocolate!! Glad you've gotten out to enjoy the weather! We're on and off getting hit with these crazy southern storms. LUCKILY (knock on wood)- the tornadoes haven't hit our area yet, but we're under a watch until noon. Anyways- no Easter candy in our house to get into...but I ate a million jelly beans this weekend hehhe

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  3. I have a similar recipe that is made with chocolate cake mix, chocolate pudding and choc chips. Never thought about a white chocolate version! That is brilliant, Renee!!

    Doing okay with the kids' Easter basket(s) - yes they got FOUR of them total from Bunny and grandparents!!! I keep dumping a bunch of the candy in their lunch boxes every day to try to get rid of it!

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  4. This really sounds delicious. I want to try this but think I'll add some lime zest to the mix. I'll let you know how it turns out. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  5. Hi Renee, this looks amazing. And love the potluck "strategy" by taking things you know are within your point range. Have a wonderful day, hope its warm and sunny for you again today.

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  6. Looks delicious! I love white chocolate. :)

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  7. I don't use my bundt pan very often because it seems like all the recipes I have for it are way to rich to make on a regular basis. Thanks for sharing a lighter one! It looks wonderful. That's also a great potluck strategy. You're right - the healthy food usually goes first.

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  8. I don't own a Bundt pan and I wonder if I could make it as cupcakes. I enrolled Don in WW online this morning and I'm counting my points in a book. I know if I'm concentrating on helping him I'll reap the benefits too. Your recipes really help me to do this.

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  9. @ Donnie...you could definitely do this recipe as cupcakes. Just reduce baking time to what it says on the back of the cake mix box for cupcakes! Good luck to you and Don on WW!

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  10. I'm bookmarking this so I can make it for family gathering!

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  11. I have seen so much white chocolate gracing these blogs that I am in HOG HEAVEN!! I just broke out the bundt pan my sister gave me last night!! So weird...anyway, I have never used it before so I will pay close attention to your instructions. I f you have any tips send them my way!

    Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday. I hope to see you again next week!!

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  12. @ Little Brick Ranch....no tips...it's basically just dump and mix...easy peasy!

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  13. Oh this sounds good!

    I would like to invite you to link up to "Made it on Monday"...a WEEKLY RECIPE LINK PARTY, I host on my blog.

    http://larkscountryheart.blogspot.com/

    *Link ups are open every week WED.-SAT.*

    Hope to see you soon! :)

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  14. This is excellent - delicious and still so light. That's my kind of dessert. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your cake up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/04/sweets-for-saturday-15.html

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  15. Hi Renee,
    Yummy White Chocolate with a Bundt Cake, now that sounds delicious. It looks like a great recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

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  16. Just made this tonight. Delicious and easy. I could only find the diet pudding in 1oz boxes, so that's what I used. (just one box). Not sure if 3.4oz are available, or if I should have just used three boxes.You convinced me it was okay to use box mix. I never buy them unless my kids are making something to take to school. We've been on weight watchers three weeks, so it was fun to have a measured dessert. Thanks for sharing!!

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  17. @ Anonymous...you are correct! Sorry, the 3.4 oz is a typo, should read 1.4 oz. box thanks for catching it...I am going to correct it now....so glad you liked it though!

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  18. Hi! I have a linky party called A Themed Baker's Sunday where this weeks theme is Chocolate! I'd love for you to either link this recipe or another chocolatey deliciousness!! Hope to see you there!
    http://cupcakeapothecary.blogspot.com/search/label/A%20Themed%20Bakers%20Sunday
    Alyssa

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  19. Congrats! you were an honorable mention in last weeks A Themed Baker's Sunday! Hope to see you this week where the theme is Bread!
    Alyssa

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  20. I LOVE dressed up box cake mixes! I never though to make it with the white chocolate pudding. Great idea! I can't wait to try it!!

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