Americana Cake

Americana Cake

Tags: Cakes, Dessert/Sweets

  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 60 min
  • Ready Time: 180 min
  • Yield: 16 servings

Ingredients

CAKE

  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 5 large eggs, separated
  • 1 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 1 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple in unsweetened juice
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 red apple, peeled, grated (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

GLAZE

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Additional chopped pecans (optional)

Preparation Directions

  • HEAT oven to 325°F. Spray a 12 cup fluted pan or 10-inch tube pan with no-stick cooking spray; set aside.
  • BEAT egg whites in bowl of electric mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form; transfer to another bowl.
  • COMBINE shortening, sugar and egg yolks. Beat at medium speed until well blended.
  • COMBINE flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to shortening mixture. Beat at low speed until mixed. Beat at medium speed until well blended. Reduce speed to low.
  • ADD pineapple with juice, sour cream and almond extract. Beat until blended. Stir in egg whites, apple and 1 cup nuts with spoon. Spoon into prepared pan.
  • BAKE 45 to 55 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool 5 to 7 minutes. Refrigerate 5 minutes before removing from pan. Place cake, top side up, on wire rack. Cool completely. Place cake on serving plate.

GLAZE

  • COMBINE powdered sugar, milk and lemon juice in small bowl; drizzle over top of cake, letting excess glaze run down side.
  • SPRINKLE with additional nuts, if desired, before glaze hardens.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1 slice, 1/16 of cake), Calories 360 (Calories from Fat 170), Total Fat 19g (Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 60mg, Sodium 170mg, Total Carbohydrate 43g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 30g), Protein 4g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 6%, Vitamin C 4%, Calcium 4%, Iron 8%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.