Monday, July 8, 2013

Pineapple Cake ~ Low Fat Version

I love low fat bakes, the one which uses just 2tbsp oil... Its guilt-free and you can eat without worries. I love it all the more when I use fruit purees in my bakes. The favorite being banana and thats why you see so many banana breads and muffins in my space. Adding banana puree gives you a moist, tender and flavorful crumb which will make you want to have more. Having two slices of banana bread with a cup of hot nutella or cold milk for our morning breakfast is one thing that me and the huss enjoy anytime.

I like pineapples not that I love them and I don't go out of the way and buy a pineapple. I hate cleaning it, then plucking out it's thousand eyes and finally slicing them. At times, very rare times if I have an urge to have a pineapple slice or two, I run along and get a tin of pineapple slices. Thats fine for me... and so I never care to buy a pineapple. Moreover there are no big time fans at home and so that makes up for another reason.

Sometime back we were visited by a close relative and they walked up laden with fruits and there was a fully ripe pineapple peeping from the basket. Left with no other option and after a strenuous 1 hour battle with the fruit, I was left with some juice and a highly massacred pineapple body. One part was cut up and had with some vanilla ice cream and the other half was dumped in the fridge. A few days later when I found no takers for the fruit, I thought of making some cakes. A pineapple upside down cake sounded just right but the rings were not perfect and so the idea was ruled out. Finally settled for this low fat, healthy pineapple cake. The cake was gone in minutes and was re-visited with the remaining portion.

~*What U Need*~
Whole wheat flour - 3/4 cup
All purpose flour - 1/4 cup
Oil - 2 tbsp
Yogurt - 1/4 cup
Egg - 1
Brown sugar - 1/4 cup
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Pineapple puree - 1/2 cup
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
Pineapple/vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp

Pineapple cubes - 1/2 cup
Honey - 2 tbsp

How I Made it:
Preheat oven to 180C. Grease and flour a cake pan. Sieve together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. Mix the sugar with the oil. Add egg and beat well.

Add yogurt followed by the pineapple puree. Mix well, add the pineapple essence and combine well. Add the flour and fold gently.

Line the base of the pan with chocolate chunks and then honey. Pour the batter and bake for 35-40 mins or until a toothpick inserted comes clean. Remove and allow to cool. Slice and serve...

Serve with tea!!!

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. Absolutely love this low fat version.

  2. love this low fat version...cake looks fabulous

  3. delicious and spongy pineapple cake.

  4. Well made,love ur version,will try it

  5. delicious and this is bookmarked sis.thanks for sharing

  6. wow...loved that low fat version of my fav cake

  7. Delicious and mouthwatering pineapple cake. Excellent preparation.

  8. Well made it dear,loved the pineapple flavour in it..

  9. i love pineapple :) especially with milagai podi.. will try this recipe..

  10. Beautifully made.Love to have some.

  11. Super delicious vimitha, love it ...

  12. Cake looks fabulous. Love that it is low fat, so can enjoy it guilt free.

  13. Vimitha, I love you for sharing this recipe. Whole wheat, brown sugar and just two teaspoons of oil.... its really a healthy cake made special by adding pine apple puree and honey. Thanks for sharing!

  14. cake looks super soft and delicious

  15. cake looks so delicious and soft.

  16. Vimitha, I love your pineapple cake! I love pineapples but hate peeling and cutting off the eyes. So I will buy the ready peeled ones.

  17. Falling in love with it, and the fact that it's low fat makes it even more attractive..

  18. Absolutely in love with the cake :)

  19. I love pineapple cake, well eggless of course..nicely done..

  20. Mmmm....Delicious the fact that its eggless and low fat too.

  21. Yummy.. My fav pineapple cake.. Love it..

  22. Looks yummy. Beautifully presented.

  23. really guilt free cake. delicious.

  24. I wont mind having a huge slice of this low fat bake, abslutely fantabulous.

  25. Love Pineapple a lot n in any form :) this cske looks so good, light n delicious and also its low calorie version...gonna try this soon!

  26. Hi Vimitha, your pineapple cake look delicious, your recipe look good. :))
    Love the cake texture, look very moist.

    Best regards.

  27. pineapple puree in the cake must be too good. would love to make an eggless version.


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