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Makeover White Layer Cake

 Makeover White Layer Cake
Compared to the original recipe it is modified from, this pared-down dessert has nearly 60% less fat, just half the cholesterol and about a quarter less calories and sodium.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
14 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2-1/4 cups cake flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • FROSTING:
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons 1% milk

Directions

  • Coat two 9-in. round baking pans with cooking spray and dust with
  • flour; set aside. In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar for about 2
  • minutes or until crumbly. Gradually add egg whites, beating well.
  • Beat in applesauce and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder,
  • baking soda and salt; add to batter alternately with buttermilk

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Makeover White Layer Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • until combined.
  • Pour into prepared pans. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until
  • a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10
  • minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • For frosting, in a bowl, beat confectioners' sugar, butter, corn
  • syrup, vanilla and salt. Beat in enough milk until frosting achieves
  • spreading consistency. Spread between layers and over top and sides
  • of cake. Yield: 14 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One piece equals 330 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 256 mg sodium, 65 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.