Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Banana-Pineapple Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

I have become the birthday cake maker at work. It's a little bit nerve-wracking because every time I bring a cake in I feel like people are expecting really great things from me! This cake made me especially nervous because I kind of made it up and had no idea how it would taste. Thankfully, it was delicious! There is a bakery in Tampa that makes a Hummingbird Cake, and that was my inspiration for this (Hummingbird is the birthday girl's favorite!). What I really loved about this cake was that it was very light tasting and also light in calories!

Shout out to Kelly from My Sweet Life for the frosting recipe =)

Banana-Pineapple Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting


1 box butter yellow cake mix
3 eggs
1/4 cup applesauce
2 tbsp butter, melted
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 can crushed pineapple, drained
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9x13 glass baking dish with cooking spray. Add cake mix, eggs, applesauce and butter to a large mixing bowl. Beat on medium speed for two minutes. Mix in bananas and pineapple. Pour in baking dish. Bake for 33-35 minutes or until knife inserted in cake comes out clean. Let cool completely before frosting.


1 box of 1/3 less fat cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla
12 oz. fat-free cool whip

Beat cream cheese. Add vanilla and sugar, and beat until combined. Fold in whipped cream until combined. Frost cake and keep refrigerated.


Sarah said...

This looks delicious and easy, I will have to try it!

PleasureCooker said...

Good lord, this looks delish!