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Tropical Layer Cake recipe

A banana and citrus flavored cake thatis baked in layers, topped and filled with a cream cheese andpineapple mixture. A great special occasion cake.

Recipe: Tropical Layer Cake

2 ripe bananas, peeled, mashed
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups light vanilla flavored nonfat yogurt
1/4 cup stick butter, softened
1/4 cup frozen pineapple-orange juice concentrate, thawed, divideduse*
3 cups cake flour, unsifted
1 1/4 cups Equal® Spoonful**
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon saltFrosting:
12 ounces reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup Equal® Spoonful***
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple in juice, well drained

  • For Cake: Beat bananas, eggs, yogurt,butter, vanilla and 3 tablespoons concentrate at medium speedof mixer until blended. Gradualy add combined dry ingredientsuntil completely mixed. Divide batter evenly between 2 well sprayed9-inch round cake pans.
  • Bake in preheated 350°F (175°C)oven 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near centercomes out clean. Cool cake in pans 10 inutes. Remove and coolcompletely on wire racks.
  • For Frosting: Beat cream cheese untilfluffy. Add 1/2 cup Equal® and remaining 1 tablespoon concentrate,beating until smooth. Beat in crushed pineapple. Spread frostingevenly between layers and on top of cake.
  • Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours before serving.Refrigerate any leftovers.

    Makes 12 servings.

    * Make the remainder of the concentrateinto juice.

    ** May substitute 30 packets Equal sweetener

    *** May substitute 12 packets Equal sweetener

    Nutrition Information Per Serving: calories291, protein 8 g, carbohydrate 42 g, fat 10 g, cholesterol 62mg, sodium 544 mg.

    Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®

    Clickfor more information on the artificial sweetner Aspartame.

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    Everyone deserves a homemade cake on their birthday, and nothing feels quite as special as a big, over-the-top butter and sugar confection topped with piles of fluffy frosting and crowned with a ring of candles.

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