This moist delicious cake is inspired by anyplace tropical. The little bit of shredded coconut combined with the pineapple juice makes the flavor in this cake pop! So if you’re craving a little bit of the tropics, this is worth checking out.
Enjoy the spirit of paradise even if it’s in your backyard.
Pina Colada Cake
Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 50 – 55 minutes
Estimated Values per Serving:
Calories: 220 Fat: 5 grams Points: 5
¼ cup shredded coconut
½ cup reduced calorie butter spread
1 ½ cup sugar
1 ¾ cups flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ cup egg substitute
6 ounce can pineapple juice
1 teaspoon coconut extract
1 tablespoon dark rum
Heat oven on high broil. Place coconut on a baking sheet and toast for 2 minutes until browned. Remove coconut from the oven and reduce oven heat to 325o.
Grease a 9”X9” baking pan with cooking spray.
In a mixing bowl, combine butter spread and sugar and cream together on high speed. Add flour, salt and baking powder and beat on medium until well combined.
Add egg substitute, pineapple juice, coconut extract and rum and beat on high until mixed. Fold in toasted coconut.
Pour batter into oven and bake 50 to 55 minutes until lightly browned.
It’s been a while but we are finally home from traveling and have completed our holiday entertaining. When we returned home from our travels, we saw that the green beans in our garden had overgrown. To make them tender, I stewed the green beans in tomatoes. Otherwise, they are too chewy. Here is the recipe:
Italian Style Green Beans
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Preheat oven 325o
Estimated Values per serving:
Calories: 70 Fat: trace Points: 1
2 pounds green beans – ends removed
2 cloves garlic – minced
1 onion – chopped
¼ cup white wine
1 can diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
Cut green beans into 1-inch pieces and set aside in a bowl.
Heat a skillet on medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Add onions and sauté for about 5 minutes until slightly browned and softened. Add garlic and sauté an additional minute. Transfer onions and garlic into a Dutch oven. Stir in white wine, tomatoes, green beans, oregano and basil.