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Peach Almond Upside Down cake

Peach Almond Upside Down cakeThe traditional upside-down cake made with sliced peaches instead of pineapple. The cake layer is tender thanks to buttermilk. A great treat, and it has 40% fewer calories than the traditional recipe.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (15-ounce) can sliced light peaches in light syrup, undrained
3 tablespoons sugar-free apricot preserves or spreadable fruit
1 tablespoon stick butter or margarine, melted
1 tablespoon reserved peach syrup
1/4 cup Equal® Spoonful*
2 tablespoons sliced toasted almonds

6 tablespoons stick butter or margarine, softened
1 cup Equal® Spoonful**
2 large eggs
3/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup reserved peach syrup

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Topping: Drain peaches reserving syrup. Combine spreadable fruit, melted butter, 1 tablespoon reserved peach syrup and 1/4 cup Equal® in bottom of a 9-inch round cake pan. Cut peach slices horizontally in half. Arrange slices in concentric circles over butter mixture. Sprinkle with almonds. Set aside.
  2. For Cake: Beat butter, 1 cup Equal®, eggs and almond extract in mixing bowl on medium speed of mixer until blended. Combine cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add to butter mixture alternately with buttermilk and 1/3 cup reserved peach syrup, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Mix well after each addition. Spread batter over peach slices in pan.
  3. Bake in preheated 350°F (175°C) oven 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand a few minutes, than invert onto serving plate. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes 8 servings.

*May substitute 6 packets Equal sweetener

**May substitute 24 packets Equal sweetener

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): calories 244, protein 5 g, carbohydrate 29 g, fat 12 g, cholesterol 80 mg, sodium 247 mg.

Food Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 starch, 2 fat.

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

Information on the artificial sweetener Aspartame.