Last night I put so much effort into dinner that I forgot to make dessert. We always have cookies around, but I wanted to serve something that could be eaten with a spoon. I wasn’t exactly sure what to do, when it occurred to me that I had some Betty Crocker Warm Delights Minis on hand. I’d never tried them and this seemed as good a time as any. There are a few different flavors, but friends had recommended the molten caramel, so I went with that.
I was surprised upon opening the package. Instead of the pre-baked heat & serve cakes I’d expected them to be, Warm Delights are actually tiny bowls with little packets of cake mix which you mix with water, drizzle with sauce and “bake” in the microwave. Feeling a bit skeptical, I decided to prepare a Warm Delight in my own microwave-safe bowl rather than the one that came with the dessert. I figured if it didn’t taste good, it would at least look good. After mixing the powder with water and squeezing on stripes of caramel sauce, I put the bowl in the microwave. Would this really turn to cake in 30 seconds?
It did, and the 30 second transformation was quite fun to watch.
I topped the tiny freshly baked cake with a small scoop of low fat vanilla ice cream and served it to Todd, who always gives honest opinions on new things. “It’s warm” he said. “Well do you like it?” I asked. But he didn’t have to answer, because I could tell, in the way a spouse knows, that he did. He saved a few bites for me and I am now looking forward to eating a whole one! I liked how it tasted with ice cream and will certainly serve it the same way again. With only 150 calories, there’s some room. I’ll be keeping these on hand for last minute desserts or portion controlled afternoon treats.