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Lorena Garcia's Bienmesabe with Tropical Fruits

No recipe image available.This feather light cake is infused with lemon and lime oils and is topped with a coconut caramel sauce and fresh fruit.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 lemon, zested
1/2 lime, zested
3/4 cup Splenda® Sugar Blend
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 large eggs
3/4 cup self-rising flour
1 1/2 cups light coconut milk
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup skim milk
2 tablespoons cornstarch or arrowroot
1/2 cup Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 cup strawberries, pineapple, mango, green apples cut in small dice
1 tablespoon Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
1/2 cup reduced-fat whipped topping

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Cake Directions: beat lemon peel, lime peel, Splenda® Sugar Blend for Baking, and salt at high speed with an electric mixer 10 minutes. Add vanilla and beat 10 additional minutes at high speed.
  3. Remove and discard the lemon and lime peels. Gradually sift flour and fold into the egg mixture using a spatula. Do not over mix. Spoon the batter into ungreased pan.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Invert pan carefully. Cool in pan 40 minutes. Loosen cake from sides of pan, using a narrow metal spatula; remove from pan.
  5. Arrange a slice of cake in the center of serving plate. Drizzle with sauce. Top with fruit and a dollop of whipped topping.
  6. Sauce Directions: whisk together coconut milk and egg yolk; set aside.
  7. Combine skim milk and cornstarch in a medium saucepan, whisking until smooth. Add the Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend and vanilla. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens.
  8. Whisk the coconut milk mixture into the Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend mixture. Cook over medium heat until small bubbles appear. Set aside to cool.
  9. Topping Directions: stir together diced fruit and Splenda® Granulated Sweetener in a small bowl. Sprinkle with chopped mint if desired.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories 440 | Calories from Fat 100 | Fat 11g (sat 6g) | Cholesterol 215mg | Sodium 370mg | Carbohydrates 61g | Fiber 1g | Sugars 42g | Protein 9g.

Recipe courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at www.splenda.com.