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Low-Calorie Warm Praline Cake with Whipped Topping and Pecans

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praline cake






  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups plus 1 tsp. all-purpose flour, divided use
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 2 Tbsp. Promise margarine, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed
  • Chopped pecans (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine brown sugar and one tsp. flour in a small bowl.
  3. Lightly spoon 1 1/4 cups flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife.
  4. Combine with granulated sugar, 1/3 cup pecans, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl; make a well in center of mixture.
  5. Combine milk, margarine, and vanilla in a bowl; add to flour mixture.
  6. Stir just until moist.
  7. Spread batter into an eight-inch square baking pan; sprinkle with brown sugar mixture.
  8. Pour boiling water over batter (do not stir).
  9. Bake at 350°F for 35 minutes or until pudding is bubbly and cake springs back when touched lightly in center.
  10. Serve warm with whipped topping. Garnish with pecans, if desired.

Nutritional Analysis
Calories: 161                               
Fat: 4 g                            
Fiber: <1 g
Protein: 2 g                              
Carbohydrates: 29 g
Cholesterol: <1 mg                                      
Fiber: <1 g
Sodium: 67 mg                                    

Serves: 16; Serving Size: One square and 1/8 cup whipped topping

Recipe provided by Cooper Clinic Nutrition