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Makeover Pineapple Nut Cake Recipe
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Makeover Pineapple Nut Cake Recipe

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This moist, chunky Makeover Pineapple Nut Cake from our Test Kitchen has even more tangy, tropical flavor than the original from Alice Hofmann, Sussex, Wisconsin. Now she can enjoy it even more often!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar blend
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, toasted
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 253 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 237mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein .

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, sugar blend and baking soda. Combine eggs and pineapple; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in nuts.
  2. Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 32-38 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. For frosting, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla; beat until smooth. Frost cake. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 16 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda sugar blend.
Originally published as Makeover Pineapple Nut Cake in Healthy Cooking April/May 2008, p9


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fabtab User ID: 4647670 209833
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2012

"i made it, and it's very gooddddddddddd

and so easy...
i don't use sugar cause in méxico the canned pineapple has sugar...
:)"

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joan41 User ID: 1085128 158652
Reviewed May. 8, 2012

"I added a half cup of sugar sub and forgot the other 1/2 cup sugar and it was still excellent"

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mrsJAD User ID: 2581290 92421
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2012

"This recipe was a big hit at our church dinner tonight. Easy easy easy to put together. Just prepare with the toasted nuts ahead of the recipe."

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michmar7 User ID: 3477484 92418
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2011

"You can make Powdered Sugar with Splenda, use the amount you would use of Splenda and add 2 tsps of corn starch in a blender. Blend for less than a minute and you will have powdered sugar. I got this idea from calling Splenda a few years ago. It really works.  My husband and I are Diabetic."

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michmar7 User ID: 3477484 209832
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2011

"This is very good. Note: You can make Powdered Sugar with Splenda, use the amount you would use of Splenda and add 2 tsps of corn starch in a blender. Blend for less than a minutes and you will have powdered sugar. I got this idea from calling Splenda a few years ago. It really works."

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katielou42 User ID: 4010750 173010
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2011

"This was an easy cake to make. I took it to my bridge club and it was gone in 15 min. Should have made 2 cakes."

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chartma530 User ID: 2762460 173644
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2011

"I made this dessert tonight for a family get together. I did not have the sugar blend on hand, so used 1 cup regular sugar. Everyone enjoyed it, and they were surprised it was a lighter dessert. Very moist and not too sweet cake. The cream cheese frosting is perfect with the cake."

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mimit10 User ID: 1083857 100842
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2011

"Actually if I were to be asked: "Did these reviews of this recipe help you?"  I would have to say a resounding NO.  Very confused mish mash of reviews. Guess I will find another recipe.
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vora26 User ID: 1981740 141248
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2011

"I made it and husband and neighbor raved about it. Very tasty. I'll make it for Easter."

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graciemom User ID: 3313495 158650
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2011

"Based upon other reviews for dryness, etc., I made certain to not overmix the ingredients, using only a wooden spoon to blend ingredients, not a mixer. Also to add moisture, I added a 1/2 cup mashed banana and 1/2 c. low fat yogurt (more nutrition as well). The cake was moist, altho it had a dense texture. Having a diabetic husband and friend, I skipped the frosting and used s.f. whipped topping instead. Will make again."

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