Recipe by PaulaG
This recipe is a lighter version of an old classic. It was printed in the December 2004 edition of Prevention Magazine.
Top Review by susie cooks
My daughter really wanted me to make a pumpkin cake, so we chose this one. She really likes it. She's had 2 slices so far and gives it 5 stars. We did not use the ginger or walnuts, dure to her taste buds. Thanks!
- 1 cup Splenda granular
- 1⁄2 cup packed brown sugar
- 3⁄4 cup canola oil
- 1 cup liquid egg substitute
- 1 (15 ounce) can solid pack pumpkin
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1⁄2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 (8 ounce) package low-fat cream cheese
- 1⁄4 cup butter, softened
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 drop imitation maple flavor
- 1⁄2 cup Splenda granular
- 1⁄2 cup confectioners' sugar
- finely chopped crystallized ginger
- finely chopped walnuts
Directions See How It's Made
- Spray a 13 x 9 inch non-stick cooking pan lightly with cooking spray and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl begin mixing the cake by adding the Splenda, brown sugar, oil, egg substitute and pumpkin.
- Mix until well blended.
- Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, non-fat dry milk powder, cinnamon, cloves and salt; mixing well.
- Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
- Cook cake completely before frosting.
- Prepare the frosting by beating the cream cheese, butter, vanilla, maple flavoring, Splenda and confectioners sugar in a medium bowl with electric mixer until well blended.
- Frost cake, sprinkle with crystallized ginger and chopped walnuts.