The fat and calories have been loweredby substituting applesauce for some of the oil, using less butterand sugar, fewer eggs, and substituting light for regular creamcheese.
Recipe: Lightened HummingbirdCake
Cake:Vegetable cooking spray
3 cups plus 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour – divided use
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 large eggs
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 3/4 cups mashed banana (about 5 to 6)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
Cream Cheese Frosting:1 (8-ounce) package reduced-fat creamcheese (unsoftened)
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon light butter (unsoftened)
6 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
Makes 20 servings.
Nutritional Information Per slice: Calories407 (21% from fat); Fat 9.5 g (sat 2.9 g, mono 3.2 g, poly 2.1g); Protein 4.6 g; Carbohydrates 78 g; Fiber 1.7 g; Cholesterol33 mg; Iron 1.3 mg; Sodium 184 mg; Calcium 31 mg.
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