Healthy Hummingbird Cake By manushag on January 11, 2009
Prep Time: 15 mins Total Time: 1 1/4 hr Serves: 24, Yield: 1 cake
"Can substitute egg beaters for whole eggs and Splenda Blend Brown Sugar to make this even healthier. Lovely moist flavorful cake! Can bake in the traditional 3-8 inch pans with cream cheese icing, but I usually skip the icing and lightly sprinkle with confectioners sugar."
Ingredients 1 cup applesauce 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 3 eggs 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 3 -4 ripe bananas 8 ounces crushed pineapple, with juice 1 teaspoon cinnamon 3 cups flour 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 1 cup chopped pecans or 1 cup walnuts
Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Mix applesauce and baking soda together. 3. Add eggs and sugars. mixing well. 4. Add chopped bananas, pineapple with juice, and vanilla. 5. Sift together flour and cinnamon and stir into batter. 6. Add chopped nuts. 7. Pour into 13 x 9 pan sprayed with Pam and floured lightly. 8. Bake for one hour, and test for doneness by inserting a toothpick into center of cake. If it comes out 'clean', it's done!
Nutrition Facts Serving Size: 1 (70 g) Servings Per Recipe: 24 Amount Per Serving Calories 158.7, Calories from Fat 37 (23%), Total Fat 4.1g (6%dv), (Saturated Fat 0.5g (2%dv), Cholesterol 26.4mg (8%dv), Sugars 12.0 g, Sodium 92.7mg (3%dv), Total Carbohydrate 28.3g (9%dv), Dietary Fiber 1.5g (6%dv), Sugars 12.0 g (48%dv), Protein 3.0g (6%dv)
Ingredients Vegetable cooking spray 3 cups plus 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour, divided 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 3/4 cups 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 (recipe follows)
Preparation Coat 3 (9-inch) round cakepans with cooking spray; sprinkle 2 teaspoons flour evenly into pans, shaking to coat.
Combine remaining 3 cups flour and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir together eggs, applesauce, and oil; add to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. (Do not beat.) Stir in mashed banana, vanilla extract, and pineapple. Pour batter evenly into prepared pans.
Bake at 350° for 23 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool layers in pans on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove layers from pans; cool completely on wire racks.
Spread Cream Cheese Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake.