Low-Fat Cherry-Almond Angel Cake

Low-Fat Cherry-Almond Angel Cake

Make a very cherry angel food cake complete with cherry glaze. The hardest part will be deciding who gets a slice with a cherry on top.

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box Betty Crocker® white angel food cake mix
1 1/4
cups cold water
1 1/2
teaspoons almond extract
cup chopped maraschino cherries, well drained
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
cups powdered sugar
to 2 1/2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
  1. Move oven rack to lowest position (remove other racks). Heat oven to 350°F. In extra-large glass or metal bowl, beat cake mix, cold water and extract with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 1 minute. Carefully fold in cherries. Pour into ungreased 10-inch angel food (tube) cake pan. (Do not use fluted tube cake pan or 9-inch angel food pan or batter will overflow.)
  2. Bake 37 to 47 minutes or until top is dark golden brown and cracks feel very dry and not sticky. Do not underbake. Immediately turn pan upside down onto glass bottle, or rest edges on 2 to 4 cans of equal height until cake is completely cooled, about 2 hours. Run knife around edge of cake; remove from pan.
  3. In medium bowl, mix butter, powdered sugar and enough cherry juice for desired spreading consistency. Spread glaze over top of cake, allowing some to drizzle down side. Garnish with whole cherries, if desired.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Look for maraschino cherries with or without stems. Use any remaining cherries to top the cake or other sweet treats, including ice cream.
Cherry or almond? Cherry extract can be used in place of almond; the two extracts have very similar flavoring qualities.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 250
    • (Calories from Fat 20 ),
  • Total Fat 2 g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 280 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 55 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
  • Protein 3 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 2 1/2 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.