Those who stay in hot, sultry areas realize the craving for sweet fruits which is the best way to beat the heat by keeping up the energy levels and supplementing the body’s mineral and vitamin levels that are depleted by sweat. One way of including fruits in your diet is to bake dessert items and confectionery food like cakes. Here is a simple cake recipe infused with tropical fruit flavors to get you started. It is a simple cake recipe and its variants that would be fun to carry out with tropical fruits.
With a cake mix
Ingredients to use
- 1 packet of cake mix, vanilla flavored
- 1 can of mandarin oranges
- 4 Egg whites, large
- Applesauce, unsweetened, ½ cup
- 1 can of crushed pineapple for topping
- 1 package of vanilla pudding mix, sugar free
- 1 carton of whipped topping, fat free
How to make?
With a pre packaged cake mix, it is relatively easy to prepare this cake. All you need to do is combine all the cake batter ingredients like egg whites and applesauce along with the cake mix. Mix in a large bowl on low speed for about 2 minutes. Prepare a baking dish with cooking spray and pour the batter in it. Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes at 350 degree Fahrenheit. Cool it off. In a separate bowl, add in the pudding mix along with the pineapple. Fold in the whipped topping and blend well. Spread over the baked cake. This cake needs to be refrigerated before it is served.
When you are making it from scratch?
Ingredients you need
- 1 and ½ cups of white flour
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- 1 cup of butter, softened
- 1 tsp of vanilla essence
- Remaining ingredients remain the same as above
How to make?
The process of making the cake from scratch would involve mixing the flour with the baking powder and sieving it through. You need to mix in the butter with the eggs till a smooth consistent mixture is formed. Add in the vanilla essence as well. You can then add in the applesauce and finally, the flour to complete the cake batter.
A healthy homemade cake
You might cringe at the flour and butter that goes into the making of the dish but often, dose of plain carbs along with healthy fats is necessary for the system. Hence, do not cringe from making this cake that combines the goodness of fruits in it. If possible, use fresh fruits instead of canned ones. Add in crushed oranges and applesauce that is homemade with the cake batter. The unsweetened apple sauce can be created by boiling apples along with cinnamon sticks and a touch of salt. Once the apples are boiled, run through a blender to create a puree of the same. The resulting cake will be moist and delicious to share with all. Click Here to know about The Quintessential Pineapple Cake Recipe.