Raspberry "Zinger" Cake | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Raspberry "Zinger" Cake

A blast from my past.  A cake that is reminiscent of  a Dolly Madison zinger.  You know, the one with the spongy cake, creamy filling, and  wet raspberry coating all covered in coconut. This cake is soft and moist with ripples of raspberry flavor topped with a creamy "frosting" and shredded coconut.  The original recipe ( I am not even sure who originally came up with this one, so I can't give credit) called for diet soda, which you could use if you choose, but I decided not to add more sweetness to the cake with more artificial sweetener and opted to use club soda, which worked out beautifully.  Cut into 16 servings, each piece comes in at 4 points+ each. With Valentines Day coming up next month, wouldn't this be a really pretty cake to bake to celebrate? 

Raspberry "Zinger" Cake 

Servings - 16   Serving size - 1/16th of cake   Points Plus per svg - 4 points+
Calories - 162.6,   Total Fat - 3.5g,   Carb. - 29.8g   Protein - 2.2g,   Fiber - 0.3g

1 package of white cake mix ( the kind WITHOUT the pudding in the mix)
1 + 1/4 cup club soda or sparkling water
2 egg whites
1 small package of sugar free raspberry flavored gelatin
1 + 1/2 cups hot water
2 cups Cool Whip FREE
1/4 cup shredded, sweetened coconut

1.  In large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, club soda and egg whites.  Mix well and bake according to package directions in a 9 x 13" glass baking dish which has been coated with cooking spray. 

2.  Once cake is done, cool slightly, about 15 minutes.  Combine the hot water and the gelatin.  Stir to dissolve gelatin completely.  Poke holes in cake with tines of fork at intervals of about a 1/4 of an inch apart.

3.  Pour gelatin mixture over the entire cake.  Put in refrigerator, and allow to set for 3 hours.  

4.  Frost the cake with cool whip free.  Sprinkle with coconut. Store, covered, in refrigerator. 


  1. I love your dish. The cake looks sooooo good. Thanks.

  2. Looks great, may try this for VD.

  3. aw! This would be totally perfect for valentine's day!! Looks gorgeous and I'm all for anything topped with coconut

  4. Well doesn't this cake looks absolutely to die for. I think I just might have to make it for Valentine's day! Yum!


  5. Who would have thought to put soda in a recipe??? Sure looks good though! And only 4 points per serving??? YUM. Have a GREAT Monday Renee!!!

  6. Hi,

    How would the points change if you used regular jello as opposed to sugar free?

    thanks in advance

  7. Hi!

    if you use regular jello sweetened with sugar ( 3oz pkg) , it will increase the pp by 1, giving you 5p+ for 1/16th of the cake. By adding the sugar from the box of jello the calories increase to 183 and the carbs increase to 33.9. Thanks for asking this question!

  8. I used to have a recipe like this years ago but lost it somehow. I LOVE THIS!!! I know how good this is, a definite KEEPER!! #RaspberryZingerCake

    1. Thanks for stopping by Mary! I was actually just thinking about making this cake myself again soon!


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