Today has been a good day. Not only did I clean my entire house, exercise, and make a delicious dinner, but I also got asked to make a WEDDING CAKE. My cousin Matt is getting married next month, so my aunt called to see if I would be interested in making the cake. This is his second marriage and they want the reception to be very laid back, so I’m not too worried about it. I probably would have said no if they were looking for a flawless, professional-looking cake. I’m pretty decent at cake decorating, but I’m definitely not up to par with the professionals! They haven’t decided yet if they want an actual tiered cake, or a bunch of cupcakes. Either way, I’m super excited! I’ve been hoping for another opportunity to decorate a cake for a while now. I will most definitely be sharing the process and the finished product on here as soon as I get more details!
I’ve been trying to try out some healthier desserts lately. I have a huge sweet tooth, and I’m always trying to find things that are healthier, but still taste great. This definitely scores in both categories. And as a plus, it’s very diabetes friendly so I can feed it to my dad the next time I’m home! He, like me, also has a huge sweet tooth, which is no fun when you watch how much sugar you eat. This is super easy and quick to make, so it’s perfect if you’re looking for an easy weekday dessert.
I made this with cherry Jell-O because it’s my all-time favorite, but you can use any flavor you want. The non-fat plain yogurt adds a healthy punch of protein and a creaminess and really nice tang that makes it so much better than regular Jell-O. I recommend using the thick Greek kind of plain yogurt, if you can find it. I was so excited to find that my grocery store started carrying the Fage brand, which is absolutely fantastic.
Makes: about 4 half-cup servings
1 box sugar-free Jell-O (the small, four serving box)
1 c. boiling water
1/2 c. cold water
1 c. plain, non-fat yogurt (the thick Greek kind, if you can find it)
Cool-Whip or whipped cream, for serving
1) Empty the package of Jell-O powder into a large bowl. Add the boiling water and stir until dissolved.
2) Whisk in the cold water, then the yogurt until smooth.
3) Pour into four ramekins or cups. Cover and chill until firm, 1-2 hours.
4) Serve with Cool-Whip or whipped cream, if desired.