Friday, August 8, 2008

Recipe: Splenda Pumpkin Cake

I mentioned this cake over on ObesityHelp last night and got asked for the recipe. I think I may have shared it before, but thought I'd share it with everyone again as the holidays ARE approaching and pumpkin is a traditional holiday dessert!

This was a Betty Crocker recipe and was full sugar and even included a confectioner's sugar glaze on top. You do NOT miss that glaze in this cake! I've made this cake numerous times for bake-sale type fundraisers (both my bariatric support group AND my 4-H club) and it is always a hit and sells out at every event. Great option for diabetics and WLS postops.

This is a very simple, dump-it-all-in-the-bowl cake batter. I've made it with the regular, yellow box Bisquick AND with the white, Heart Smart version and could not tell the difference... I have already cut the brown sugar back and subbed Splenda for part of it. The 1/2 cup brown sugar is the same amount you'd get if you used Splenda brown sugar in place of the original amount of brown sugar... I make mine in a bundt pan and slice into 15 slices. How much sugar do you figure there is in 1/15th of a half cup of brown sugar??

3 cups Original Bisquick® mix
1 1/2
cups granulated Splenda
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup milk
4 eggs
1 can (16 ounces) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 12-cup fluted tube cake pan.
2. Beat Bisquick, granulated Splenda, brown sugar, butter, pumpkin pie spice, 1/4 cup milk, eggs and pumpkin in large bowl on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 3 minutes. Spread in pan.
3. Bake about 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; turn upside down onto heatproof plate or wire cooling rack. Remove pan; cool cake completely.

NUTRITION FACTS (with regular, yellow-box Bisquick used)
Number of Servings 15
Calories per serving 155
Calories from fat 46
Total Fat 5 grams (1.5 grams saturated fat)
Cholesterol 57 grams
Sodium 328 mgs
Total Carbs 25 (1.6 grams fiber, 8 grams sugar)
Protein 4 grams


Karen Cox said...

YUM Lea! I can't wait to make this and the smothered steak. And the teriyaki beef!


Lea in WV said...

Thanks hon! It is really good and gets great comments from everyone--WLS or not. What you MUST do is try it with a scoop of vanilla protein ice cream! YUMMO!!

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