Fresh fruit sweetens an extra-light ginger-and-orange cake made with healthy whole-wheat flour in this pretty dessert recipe.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


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Instructions Checklist
  • Place egg whites in a medium bowl. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, orange peel, and ginger; set aside.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom of a 9x1 1/2-inch round baking pan with parchment paper, and grease the paper. In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, the 2 tablespoons melted butter, and the water. Spread in prepared pan. Arrange mango or peach slices over brown sugar mixture. Sprinkle with blueberries.

  • Beat egg whites with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form (tips curl). Gradually add 1/4 cup of the granulated sugar, beating until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Set aside.

  • In a large bowl, beat the 1/4 cup butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Beat in the remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar and the vanilla. Alternately add the flour mixture and milk, beating on low speed just until combined. Fold egg white mixture into batter; spoon over fruit in baking pan, spreading evenly.

  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes.

  • Loosen side by running a knife around cake; invert onto serving plate. Carefully peel off parchment paper. Cut into wedges. Serve warm. If desired, serve with frozen yogurt.


Tip: If you can't find good mangoes, substitute 2 cups refrigerated sliced mangoes. Rinse slices with cold water; drain and lightly pat dry with paper towels before using.

Nutrition Facts

155.2 calories; protein 2.6g 5% DV; carbohydrates 24.3g 8% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 1.5g 6% DV; sugars 16.2g; fat 6g 9% DV; saturated fat 3.7g 18% DV; cholesterol 15.5mg 5% DV; vitamin a iu 366.5IU 7% DV; vitamin c 6.3mg 11% DV; folate 4.4mcg 1% DV; calcium 50mg 5% DV; iron 0.4mg 2% DV; magnesium 5mg 2% DV; potassium 113.4mg 3% DV; sodium 97.3mg 4% DV.