Tropical Layer Cake
A banana and citrus flavored cake that is baked in layers, topped and filled with a cream cheese and pineapple mixture. A great special occasion 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 - divided use*
3 cups cake flour, unsifted
1 1/4 cups Equal® Spoonful**
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
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 speed of mixer until blended. Gradually add combined dry ingredients until completely mixed. Divide batter evenly between 2 well sprayed 9-inch round cake pans.
- Bake in preheated 350°F (175°C) oven 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool cake in pans 10 minutes. Remove and cool completely on wire racks.
- For Frosting: Beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add 1/2 cup Equal® and remaining 1 tablespoon concentrate, beating until smooth. Beat in crushed pineapple. Spread frosting evenly 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 concentrate into juice.
**May substitute 30 packets Equal sweetener
***May substitute 12 packets Equal sweetener
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): calories 291, protein 8 g, carbohydrate 42 g, fat 10 g, cholesterol 62 mg, sodium 544 mg.
Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.