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Low Fat Banana Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

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Low Fat Banana Cake

Low Fat Banana Cake

Fiona Haynes
This low-fat banana cake is an indulgent treat, but with very little saturated fat, you shouldn't feel too guilty. But if you prefer to omit the frosting, that's just fine. Just a note about the bananas: the riper the better!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup nonfat milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 medium-sized ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • .
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup light tub cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Coat inside of 9-inch cake round cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Place brown sugar, egg in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until fluffy. Add oil, milk, mashed banana and vanilla extract and mix until well blended. Gradually mix in flour mixture until just moist.

Pour batter into cake pan and bake for 30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

For the frosting, place sugar, cream cheese and vanilla in a medium bowl and mix with an electric mixer until smooth. Spread frosting on top of cooled cake.

Cake serves 12.

Per slice: Calories 305, Calories from Fat 62, Total Fat 6.6g, (sat 1.4g), Cholesterol 22mg, Sodium 234mg, Carbohydrate 56.5g, Fiber 1.2g, Protein 4.3g

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 4 out of 5
, Member pamperedchefconsultant

This was a good recipe. I added some walnuts for extra flavor and texture. I used half oil and half applesauce. The texture was soft and moist, but not quite as sweet as a dessert. Next time I will add some extra sweetener.

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