Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Sunday, July 31, 2011

Donna's Dessert of the day

I have always loved my junk food and desserts but after heart surgery had to change things up a bit
No cholesterol and low fat. Yuck, so I adapt what I can.  Here's and old favorite, 0 cholesterol and about 10 grams of fat for the whole thing.
Heat oven 350
melt about 2-3 tablespoons margarine (this is where fat comes in --so type you use will determine
fat content of entire cake) in a 9x13 pan
Add about a cup brown sugar, more sugar sweeter cake, less sugar less sweet mix and spread across
bottom of pan.
Add pineapple slices...I like fresh pineapple that I can cut as thick as I want
cherries optional, they can be expensive and are purely decorative.
1 bx pineapple cake mix (I favor Duncan Hines)
1 1/3 cup water
3/4 cup eggbeaters
1/3 cup applesauce
Mix about 2 minutes, pour over pineapple
bake approx 35 minutes
Cool in pan 5 to 10 minutes and invert onto plate, dont let set too long in pan or
brown sugar will act like a paste to the bottom of the pan.

You can also use yellow cake mix and peaches if you prefer.

Easy to make and guilt free if you are cholesterol restricted


  1. That sure sounds good and yes I should eat better I take 80mg Zocor I need to lower my cholesterol.

  2. I never thought about using the applesauce instead of the oil. Great idea. Thanks.

  3. I had heard before about using applesauce instead to oil in cake mixes to cut the fat. Hey, whatever it takes to have your cake and eat it too!

  4. What no pictures of your creation???

  5. Sounds yummy, Donna. Thanks for the recipe.

  6. That sure doesn't sound guilt free..it sounds delicious.

  7. Sounds really good... Thanks!
    Have fun & Travel safe

  8. nice recipe!..thanks for sharing!!

  9. Yep, I think that Pineapple down side up cake deserves a picture...

  10. Thanks, Donna! Maybe a picture of Sam digging into it?

  11. Yum! I'm working on keeping my cholesterol lowered so I'm taking down this recipe. I love pineapple upside down cake!

  12. Love pineapple cake will be giving this a try. Thanks for a healthy alternative!