Easy Low Fat Pineapple Yogurt Cake

WW Recipe of the Day: Easy Low Fat Pineapple Yogurt Cake
(148 calories | 6 6 6 myWW *SmartPoints value per serving)

Summer living and the cooking is easy. Here’s a 4-ingredient cake that works every time because the base is a good old-fashioned cake mix.

I’ve chosen to jazz it up with lemon zest and make it super south of the border for my pineapple loving taste. Both pineapple yogurt and crushed pineapple are mixed in with the dry mix and that’s all there is to it.

Piece of pineapple yogurt cake topped with whipped cream on small white plate.

Slice of pineapple yogurt cake

Like me, you may love the thought of such an incredibly easy dessert that you can dress up and down with toppings, fruits, skinny ices and creams. My pantry is now full of different mixes which I want to experiment with different yogurts, canned fruits citrus zest.

How Many Calories and WW Points in this Yogurt Cake with Pineapple?

According to my calculations, each serving has 148 calories and:

6 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
6 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
6 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
4 *PointsPlus (Old plan)

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How to Make this Easy Yogurt Cake, Step-by-Step

Step 1: Gather and prepare all ingredients.

Box of supermoist yellow cake mix, can of crushed pineapple, container of pineapple greek yogurt and lemon zester on counter.

Ready to make Pineapple Yogurt Cake

Step 2: Heat the oven to 350F degrees. Spray a 9-inch round cake pan with non-stick spray.

Step 3: Mix all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and pour or spoon in the prepared cake pan.

Mixing yellow cake mix, crushed pineapple and yogurt in mixing bowl with a fork.

Mixing all the ingredients

Step 4: Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Use a wooden skewer to test doneness; remove it when the skewer is free of gummy batter and tests clean.

Step 5: Cool on a wire rack before slicing.

Pineapple yogurt cake in cake pan on wire rack.

Cooling cake on wire rack

Recipe Notes

Almost any yogurt will work if you want to tame down the pineapple flavor. Play also with the zest—maybe orange or tangerine, mandarine or lime. The taste will still be tropical and delicious.

When the cake comes out of the oven and before it cools, you can experiment with different glazes like a tablespoon of rum or coconut rum, almond or pineapple liquor brushed over the top. It immediately sinks into the hot cake and makes for a moist and delicious texture.

Pineapple yogurt cake cooling on wire rack.

Pineapple yogurt cake

If you choose to glaze the top with liquor, you may also want to add a tablespoon to the batter itself for a more intense “adult” cake.

If you want more individual portions (which can be frozen), then use muffin tins or mini-loaf or muffin pans.

What to Serve with this Low Fat Pineapple Yogurt Cake?

A dollop of more pineapple yogurt is an ideal topper, however regular plain yogurt would be fine too. Try mixing a tablespoon of whipped cream WITH the yogurt for added richness and a light, airy mouth feel. A scoop of this refreshing tropical frozen dessert would also be a smashing accompaniment. 

Piece of pineapple apple yogurt cake garnished with whipped cream on white plate.

Pineapple yogurt cake with whipped cream

Ways to Use Leftover Cake

Leftover cake? That’s easy. If you can keep it around, it lasts, covered, at room temperature. This is a great snack for afternoon tea, morning coffee or just when you need a small sweet treat. You could also rumble it to use as a base for your favorite trifle

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Easy Pineapple Yogurt Cake

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This cake can easily be baked in a muffin tin for portion-conrolled servings.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pineapple cake, skinny yogurt cake
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 148kcal

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cup Betty Crocker SuperMoist Yellow Cake Mix or equivalent (This is about 1/2 a box of standard cake mix or 7.5 ounces)
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple in 100% juice (I used Dole)
  • 1 container (5.3 ounces) low-fat pineapple yogurt (I used Chobani)
  • Zest of 1 medium lemon (about 1-1/2 teaspoons)

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 350F degrees. Spray a 9-inch round cake pan with non-stick spray.
  • Mix all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and pour or spoon in the prepared cake pan.
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Use a wooden skewer to test doneness; remove it when the skewer is free of gummy batter and tests clean.
  • Cool cake on a wire rack before slicing.

Notes

Almost any yogurt will work if you want to tame down the pineapple flavor. Play also with the zest–maybe orange or tangerine, mandarine or lime. The taste will still be tropical and delicious.

When the cake comes out of the oven and before it cools, you can experiment with different glazes like a tablespoon of rum or coconut rum, almond or pineapple liquor brushed over the top. It immediately sinks into the hot cake and makes for a moist and delicious texture.

If you choose to glaze the top with liquor, you may also want to add a tablespoon to the batter itself for a more intense “adult” cake.

If you want more individual portions (which can be frozen), then use muffin tins or mini-loaf or muffin pans.

6 *SmartPoints (Green plan)

6 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)

6 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)

4 *PointsPlus (Old plan)

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice (1/8th) | Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.3g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 7g | Fiber: 1.8g

*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan’s ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.

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Hallie HarronOriginally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Hallie is a chef-teacher who eventually found her way to Provence, France, where she gave food and wine tours of the region.

In addition to writing more than a dozen cookbooks, she has also been teaching both professional and recreational cooking classes since 1978.

Hallie looks forward to sharing some of her favorite easy, healthy recipes with you here on Simple Nourished Living.

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