Cherry-Ginger Upside-Down Cake

Cherry-Ginger Upside-Down Cake

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Cherries take center stage in this elegant low-fat cake that's flavored with both crystallized and ground ginger.

Ingredients 10 servings

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  • 1½ cups frozen unsweetened pitted dark sweet cherries, thawed and drained
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup white whole-wheat flour or all-purpose flour
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup fat-free milk
  • ½ cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar or brown sugar substitute blend equivalent to ½ cup packed brown sugar (see Tip)
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • Powdered sugar (optional)
  • Chopped crystallized ginger (optional)
  • Fresh mint leaves (optional)

Preparation

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9x1- ½-inch round cake pan. Line bottom of pan with parchment paper and lightly grease the paper. Arrange cherries in bottom of the cake pan; set side. In a large bowl, stir together all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, 2 to 3 teaspoons crystallized ginger, baking powder, ground ginger, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, brown sugar, and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture; stir just until combined. Spoon batter into prepared pan over cherries, spreading evenly.
  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Run a small knife around the edge of the pan to loosen side of cake. Invert cake onto a serving plate. Remove parchment paper.
  4. If desired, sprinkle warm cake with powdered sugar, additional crystallized ginger, and/or mint leaves just before serving.
  • Tip: If using a sugar substitute, we recommend Splenda® Brown Sugar Baking Blend. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to ½ cup brown sugar. Nutrition Facts per serving with sugar substitute: same as below, except 184 cal., 125 mg sodium, 28 g carb. Daily Values: 4% calcium.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 slice
  • Per serving: 201 calories; 6 g fat(0 g sat); 2 g fiber; 34 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 47 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 15 g sugars; 233 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 51 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 128 mg sodium; 89 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 2 other carbohydrate, 1 fat

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