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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 212.0
  • Total Fat: 6.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 36.1 mg
  • Sodium: 387.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 35.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 3.4 g

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Light Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Submitted by: BANKGIRLCC

Introduction

A lower-fat, lighter version of a favorite dessert. A lower-fat, lighter version of a favorite dessert.
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    1/3 c. vegetable oil
    1 c. packed light-brown sugar
    1 ripe firm pineapple, skin removed, cut into 16 thin wedges and cored
    1 c. all-purpose flour
    1/2 c. whole-wheat flour
    1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
    1/2 tsp. baking soda
    1/2 tsp. salt
    3/4 c. low-fat buttermilk
    2 large eggs
    1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat oven to 350. Brush a 9-inch square baking pan with oil; line with a strip of parchment paper, leaving an overhand on two sides. Brush paper with oil. Sprinkle bottom of pan with 1/4 cup sugar. Trim pineapple wedges to no more than 4-5 inches long, arrange in pan in groups of four, alternating directions.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, oil, and remaining 3/4 cup sugar. Add flour mixture; mix just until combined. Pour batter over pineapple. Tap pan firmly on counter to settle batter, then smooth top.

Bake until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes. Cool 20 minutes in pan; invert onto serving platter.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BANKGIRLCC.






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  • Good
    30 of 32 people found this review helpful
    Good but for easier version just line a pan with brown sugar Splenda, pineapple rings with cherries, and butter flavored oil spray, then mix sugar reduced yellow cake mix, diet cherry soda, and egg white and pour on top. Cook as directed on package. lots easier and much less fat and calories... - 7/10/08

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  • 12 of 14 people found this review helpful
    Replacing the oil with applesauce and the 2 whole eggs with three egg whites will significantly cut calories, fat, and cholesterol- and no one can tell the difference! I plan on making this soon. - 7/8/08

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  • Good
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I made this recipe. I did two versions of it because I had a large group coming over. In one I baked it with oil, but then didn't have enough for the second. I substituted applesauce for oil in the second one. The guests couldn't tell the difference. I will definately make it again--without oil!!!!! - 7/8/08

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  • 8 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Even easier than easier, take yellow cake mix, a 20oz can of crushed pineapple and mix. Line the pan w/ brown sugar Splenda, pineapple rings w/cherries and butter flavored cooking spray. Cook as directed on package. Easy, less fat and an extra burst of good for you with the pineapple in the mix! - 2/6/12

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe! Thanks so much for sharing! The egg white and applesauce substitution worked out just fine. The family never knew the difference. Shhhhh! - 6/13/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    used the applesauce/egg whites substitutes others discussed, and was very pleased with it. 50 minutes was a smidge long, maybe b/c i removed some of the fat so dried out faster? health-conscious guests were very impressed. - 1/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This was amazing! I made two changes: I used applesauce instead of oil like some others suggested, and I used the splenda brown sugar mix, which I cut it down by about 30%. It was still definitely sweet enough. I also halved the recipe for 6 servings since I'm only cooking for 2. - 1/3/11

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Yum! Made it in muffin tins so I will eat just one serving. Reduce cooking time to 15 to 20 min. - 1/17/10

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I used canned pineapple, but this was an awesome recipe. The only reason I didn't mark it as incredible is that the servings have to be really small to keep it nutritionally "reasonable". It's a great special occasion treat! - 10/3/09

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    replace oil with applesauce and eggs with 3 egg whites - 2/2/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    WOW! This was really good. I used applesauce instead of oil and egg whites instead of the whole eggs. It is absolutely delicious! - 7/9/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Thanks BANKGIRLCC, HYDRATE, and CHAPINGIRL can't wait to make this with the applesauce and egg whites only. Every little bit helps. My mouth is watering. - 2/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    will try it with the applesauce too. - 11/24/08

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    A Family favorite that my hubby likes to make. And to think it can be lo cal,lofat,lo sugar! - 7/13/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    this is one of my favourite recipe but i can't wait to try the review version as indicated. - 5/18/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I will try SASSY SARAH's version. Can't wait!! - 2/26/10

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  • Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds easy to prepare and good to eat. My grandsons will love this. - 12/1/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    SOUNDS GOOD - 10/29/09

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Hi sassy sarah, how many eggg ehites and how much diet cherry soda for your version?? The original recipe sounds great but i would like to try yours also - 8/28/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I can't wait to try this! my nephews are coming over this weekend... I think they will love it! - 7/9/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    this is one of my favorites! cant wait to try it!!! - 7/8/08

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This sounds really good! I will definitely give it a try! - 7/2/08

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  • @Sassy Sarah, What are the calories and basic nutritional facts? - 8/4/13

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  • Yummy! The first time I made this I forgot the oil and it turned out fine - my family didn't even notice. The 2nd time I did add the oil and it was nice and moist. - 2/2/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds yummy! - 11/19/12

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