Banana-Raspberry Cake with Lemon Frosting

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 366.1
  • Total Fat: 2.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 8.1 mg
  • Sodium: 461.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 70.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 9.0 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Banana-Raspberry Cake with Lemon Frosting calories by ingredient



Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    CAKE:
    Cooking spray
    1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
    1 1/3 cups granulated sugar substitute
    1/4 cup applesauce
    3 egg whites
    1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup skim milk
    1 cup mashed ripe banana (about 2 bananas)
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    FROSTING:
    3/4 cup (6 ounces) fat free cream cheese, chilled
    2 tablespoons butter, softened
    2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    Dash of salt
    2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
    1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350.

To prepare the cake, coat 2 (8-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray; line bottoms with wax paper. Coat wax paper with cooking spray; dust each pan with 1 1/2 teaspoons flour.

Place granulated sugar and 1/4 cup applesauce in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 3 minutes). Add egg whites, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.

Lightly spoon 1 3/4 cups flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt, stirring well with a whisk.

Combine milk, banana, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add the flour mixture and buttermilk mixture alternately to the sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture (mix after each addition just until blended). Pour batter into prepared pans.

Bake cake at 350 for 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pans. Peel off wax paper. Cool layers completely on wire rack.

To prepare frosting, combine cream cheese, 2 tablespoons butter, rind, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and dash of salt in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer at high speed until fluffy. Gradually add powdered sugar; beat at low speed just until blended (do not overbeat).

Place 1 cake layer on a plate, and spread with 1/3 cup frosting. Arrange raspberries in a single layer over frosting, and top with remaining cake layer. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake. Store cake loosely covered in refrigerator. Garnish with fresh raspberries, if desired.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user OWLGIRL624.