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July 24, 2017

Recipe: A healthier twist on pineapple upside-down cake

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Try this healthier version of pineapple upside-down cake.

 

If your family considers pineapple upside-down cake a Southern tradition for special occasions but you’re watching calories, try this lovely alternative: a pineapple angel food cake recipe.

It has the pineapple flavor and sweetness of the classic, but it’s a lighter treat than traditional recipes, which typically contain 350 calories per slice or more. This pineapple cake recipe relies on angel food cake mix, and weighs in at just over 200 calories per slice. If you want to dress things up a bit, top the cake with sliced peaches.

Angel food ingredients

 

Ingredients

1 box angel food cake mix
1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple (in its own juice). Do not drain.
1 8-ounce carton fat-free whipped topping

 

Instructions

Cake mix

Mix the angel food cake mix as directed on the package.

 

mix with pineapple

Gently stir in the undrained crushed pineapple.
Pour into an ungreased 13- x 9-inch baking pan.

 

Angel food cooked

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let cool.

 

healthy pineapple upside-down cake recipe

Ice the cake with the whipped topping.

 

Light and Tasty Pineapple Angel Food Cake
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Serves: 12 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 1 box angel food cake mix
  • 1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple (in its own juice). Do not drain.
  • 1 8-ounce carton fat-free whipped topping
Instructions
  1. Mix the angel food cake mix as directed on the package.
  2. Gently stir in the un-drained crushed pineapple.
  3. Pour into an ungreased 13- x 9-inch baking pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  6. Ice the cake with the whipped topping.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1/12th of cake Calories: 204 Fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 48 Protein: 3

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Recipe: A healthier twist on pineapple upside-down cake”

  1. Joyce Kelso Johnson says:

    Pineapple cake looks delicious.

    1. Stacey Kendrick says:

      It is, Joyce. Try it with some local peaches on top for an amazing summertime dessert!

  2. queenmummarybell says:

    I have made this cake, minus the whipped topping, and it’s delicious. And amazingly simple. I think I’ll make one for tonight!

    1. Maura Ammenheuser says:

      Glad you like it. We do, too.

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