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Low Carb Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Erica.Bargmann's picture
A lower-fat, lighter version of a favorite dessert.
  Vegetable oil 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Packed light brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Ripe pineapple 1 , skin removed, cut into 16 thin wedges and cored (Pick A Firm One)
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Whole-wheat flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Low fat buttermilk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Eggs 2 Large
  Pure vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon

Preheat oven to 350. Brush a glass round 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.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
80 Minutes
So my brother had just started dieting and still wanted to eat sweets...that could be a problem right? Not really. Our father had bought a pineapple over the holiday break that we needed to eat so I decided to alter an all time favorite dessert, pineapple upside down cake! Once it was made, my brother dug in and was very pleased to not only maintain his dieting regime but to eat a sweet and savory treat!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 235 Calories from Fat 67

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g11.6%

Saturated Fat 1.1 g5.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 35.2 mg11.7%

Sodium 200 mg8.3%

Total Carbohydrates 41 g13.7%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 25.9 g

Protein 3 g6.5%

Vitamin A 1.7% Vitamin C 60.1%

Calcium 6.4% Iron 6.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Low Carb Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe