Amazing Diet Cake
- 1 box
- duncan hines supreme cake mix, any flavor
- 1 can(s)
- 12 oz, diet or zero sprite, or diet ginger ale
- drops extract, flavor depends on cake mix
- pam non-stick spray
For Diabetics or people watching their sugar, squeeze 1 fresh lemon until all the juice is rendered. Remove seeds from juice and add Splenda and mix well. This will make more of a thin syrup than a glaze but it's still delicious. If glaze is too thick add more fresh lemon juice or concentrated lemon juice. If glaze seems too thin, add additional Splenda or enhance the flavor with a little Powdered Sugar, depending on the health issues of those who will eat the cake.
For a regular glaze, use about 1/2 box of powdered sugar and lemon juice to make a milky glaze. You want it thin enough to drizzle over the cake. As it dries it will harden.
Drizzle the syrup over the cake letting it soak in. Repeat so that the cake is pretty well saturated with the syrup. This is my favorite way to "ice" this cake, and I use all of the syrup. Let it sit for several hours or cover and serve the next day. If using the powdered sugar glaze drizzle just enough to cover the top of the cake. This type of glaze won't soak into the cake like the syrup does.
*NOTES: Try this with a Duncan Hines Supreme Orange Cake Mix and decorate with sugar free Cool Whip and no sugar added mandarin oranges. Pat the orange segments dry before adding to the top of the cake.
Use a strawberry cake mix with a can of diet cherry sprite and decorate with fresh strawberries.