Saturday, May 19, 2012

Cornball Cake

During my days as a Retro Weight Watchers Gal -- I have made "cookies", "candy", "ice cream" and one time I even almost made a "pie". But the other day I realized that there is one dessert dish I have never made in the classic Retro Weight Watcher "Quotation Mark" style...

CAKE! Or as we like to call it: "CAKE".

So I found a wonderful cake recipe in my 1978 WW Hot Stuff Recipe Pamphlet, and got to work on it right away.

Strawberry Corny "Cake"

1 cup skim milk
2 tbsp artificial sweetener
1 ounce cornmeal
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
1 cup strawberries

Heat milk & sweetener and bring just to a boil in saucepan. Sprinkle cornmeal into milk gradually, and cook 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly until thickened. Remove from heat and cool. Stir in vanilla and egg. Fold in strawberries and turn into a baking dish. Bake at 375 for 40 minutes.

Here's a tip: don't bother pulling out your 9x13 pan. This cake is just a tad bit smaller than that. Luckily, I had a very teeny, tiny cake pan (thank you, Pyrex). For reference, here is a picture of the entire cake (before I baked it) sitting next to my cell phone. 

The good news is - you get to eat the entire thing! Yep. It is only one serving. Yeeehaw!

Ladies and gentlemen. Every so often, I stumble upon a Retro WW recipe that truly blows me away. It is so good, it makes me want to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony. A recipe like this spans the generations and brings us all together! Modern day Weight Watchers girls can enjoy this entire cake for a mere 6 PointsPlus! Retro WW gals can rest assured that this is a perfectly legal way to eat cake. We can all hold hands and rejoice.

Cake is good. Cake is corny. Cake is our friend.


Sara said...

Really? It was good - cause, no offense, it looks kinda gross.....

Tracy said...

I'm a new follower and have been devouring your posts! I've found myself laughing out loud on more than one occasion. I can't wait to read more!

Roz @ weightingfor50 said...

All hail the corn! And you Mimi, hope all is well!!!

Sparkina said...

Sounds delish. Like kind of a corn pudding with fruit