If you can’t actually travel to Hawaii to celebrate using the ALOHA guidelines, try this tasty tropical treat!
Tropical Mango Cake
Serves 18; 2 x 3-inch piece per serving
Vegetable oil spray
1 8.5-ounce box yellow cake mix with pudding (choose one that call for 1-1/4 cups water)
1-1/4 cups water
6 ounces baby food pureed pears
Whites of 3 large eggs
1 tablespoon grated orange zest
1 cup fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon grated peeled gingerroot
1 medium mangoes, diced
1 12-ounce container frozen fat-free or low-fat whipped topping (optional)
½ cup sweetened flaked coconut (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a 13x9x2 –inch baking pan with vegetable spray.
In a large bowl, stir together cake ingredients. Using an electric mixer, mix on low speed for 30 seconds, or until moistened. Increase speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes, scraping side occasionally. Pour into baking pan.
Bake for 32 minutes, or until a cake tester or wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool on a cooling rack for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, put orange juice and cornstarch in small saucepan. Stir until cornstarch is completely dissolved. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
Stir gingerroot into sauce. Let cool slightly, about 15 minutes.
Using a fork or a cake tester, gently poke holes evenly over cake. Top cake with mangoes. Pour sauce over all. Let cool completely, about 1 hour.
Spread whipped topping over mangoes. Sprinkle with coconut.
WITH OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS:
Dietary exchanges: ½ Fruit; 1 other carbohydrate, ½ fat
Nutrients per serving: Calories 196; Total Fat 3 g; Sat Fat 1.5 g; Polyunsaturated Fat 0g; Monounsaturated Fat 0 g; Carbohydrates 39 g; Sugar 23 g; Fiber 2 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Protein 2 g; Sodium 200 mg.
WITHOUT OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS
Dietary exchanges: ½ Fruit; 2 other carbohydrate, ½ fat
Nutrients per serving: Calories 158; Total Fat 3 g; Sat Fat 1 g; Polyunsaturated Fat 0g; Monounsaturated Fat 0 g; Carbohydrates 32 g; Sugar 20 g; Fiber 2 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Protein 2 g; Sodium 191 mg.
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