Title: Guilt-Free Red Velvet Cake with Cheesecake Pudding Frosting

Introduction: Step into a world of guilt-free indulgence with our delectable Red Velvet Cake, a tantalizing treat that proves you can have your cake and eat it too, even on a weight loss journey. This recipe combines the classic allure of red velvet with a clever twist, using diet-friendly ingredients to create a dessert that’s as delicious as it is nutritious. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply satisfying your sweet tooth, our Red Velvet Cake is sure to impress with its rich flavor and creamy cheesecake pudding frosting. Join us as we delve into the art of guilt-free baking and discover the joy of indulgence without compromise.


  • 1 (18 ounce) box Duncan Hines red velvet cake mix
  • 8 ounces diet Dr. Pepper soda
  • 1 (8 ounce) package Jell-O fat-free sugar-free instant cheesecake pudding mix
  • 1 (8 ounce) container fat-free Cool Whip (thawed)
  • 2 cups skim milk


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and prepare a 13″x9″ baking pan by spraying it with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the red velvet cake mix and diet Dr. Pepper soda. Mix until well combined and smooth.
  3. Pour the cake batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading it evenly with a spatula.
  4. Bake the cake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow the cake to cool completely.
  5. In another mixing bowl, prepare the cheesecake pudding frosting by combining the fat-free sugar-free instant cheesecake pudding mix with skim milk. Whisk until the pudding mix is fully dissolved and the mixture begins to thicken.
  6. Once the cake has cooled, spread the prepared cheesecake pudding frosting evenly over the top of the cake.
  7. Gently spread the thawed fat-free Cool Whip over the cheesecake pudding frosting, creating a smooth and creamy layer.
  8. Cover the cake and refrigerate any leftovers for later enjoyment.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 180 kcal
  • Total Fat: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 2mg
  • Sodium: 330mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 36g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 21g
  • Protein: 3g

Weight Watchers (WW) Smart Points: 4 points per serving (serves 15)

Conclusion: Elevate your dessert game with our guilt-free Red Velvet Cake, a delightful confection that proves healthy eating doesn’t have to mean sacrificing flavor. With the clever use of diet-friendly ingredients like diet Dr. Pepper soda and fat-free pudding mix, this cake delivers all the decadence of a traditional red velvet cake without the guilt. Whether you’re following a weight loss program or simply looking for a healthier alternative to satisfy your sweet cravings, our Red Velvet Cake is sure to become a staple in your recipe collection. So go ahead, indulge in a slice of heaven and treat yourself to the joy of guilt-free baking today!