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Recipe for healthy blueberry peach cake using a sugar free cake mix and bananas.

Healthy Blueberry Peach Cake

Earlier this month it was my mother-in-law, Miss Linda’s birthday. I decided that I would make her a cake, however she mentioned that she was trying to eat healthier.

Still what is a birthday without cake? So, I decided to make a healthy cake alternative. Which I’m call the Healthy Blueberry Peach Cake.

A Healthy Alternative

This recipe actually is a combination of two recipes in one. I had originally came across a recipe for Peach and Blueberry cake  by Julia from Juliasalbum.com via Pinterset.

This cake sounded good, but I didn’t really want to make a cake from scratch and I wanted to cut down on the sugars and fats.

Sugar-Free, No Oil, No Egg Cake

After doing several searches online I found that many people are making store bought cake mixes with a few substitutions to make it more healthy.

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It only takes a few ingredients

The most popular substitution is to use a one mashed banana for every egg that the cake mix calls for. How is a banana anything like an egg? I wasn’t sure on this, but read it several times.

Akram's Ideas: Healthy Cake Mix Alternative
Bananas and Greek Yogurt are healthy alternatives to egg and oil

The next substitution I found was that  ¾ cup of Greek Yogurt could be substituted for every 1 cup of oil in a cake mix. This sounded interesting.

I decided to use the two substitutions along with a Pillsbury sugar free cake mix.

Healthy Cake Mix Alternative
Healthy low calorie alternative to basic cake mix
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Ingredients
  1. 1 box Pillsbury sugar free cake mix
  2. 3 mashed bananas
  3. ¼ cup of Greek Yogurt
  4. 1 cup water
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl sift the contents of the cake mix.
  2. Mash bananas in a separate bowl and mix in the Greek Yogurt.
  3. Using an electric mixer combine the banana yogurt mix into the cake mix.
  4. Once blended add water slowly into the mixture.
  5. Pour cake batter into pan and cook as directed by cake mix.
Adapted from From the Internet
Adapted from From the Internet
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Blueberries and Peach Cake

Once I had my cake batter I wanted to top the cake as in  Julia’s  Peach and Blueberry cake  with peaches and blueberries, using a springform pan.

However, since I made this cake at Miss Linda’s house, I couldn’t find a springform pan. As an alternative I decided to use a bundt pan and make a sort of upside down cake.

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Place peach wedges in the bottom of the bundt pan

To ensure my cake would flip correctly I sprayed the heck out of the pan with cooking spray. Then I laid peach slices in the arches of the bundt pan.

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Add blueberries between the peaches

The original recipe was Peach and Blueberry cake, but I over did the blueberries a bit, making the peaches turn blue after baking. Anyways, I decided my cake was more blueberry than peach and thus named it the Healthy Blueberry Peach Cake.

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Top the fruit with the cake batter
Blueberry Peach Cake
Tasty blueberry infused and peach topped cake.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Cake Mix (prepare as directed or use the Healthy Cake Mix Alternative)
  2. 2 peaches
  3. ½ cup of blueberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven according to the directions on your cake mix.
  2. Prepare the cake mix as directed or use my healthy Cake Mix Alternative recipe.
  3. Slice peaches into wedges.
  4. Spray bundt pan with cooking spray. Place peaches at bottom of bundt pan in the arches.
  5. Cover bottom of bundt pan with blueberries.
  6. Pour cake batter over the fruit. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until cake is golden.
  7. Let cake cool for about 2-3 minutes, then flip.
  8. Serve topped with powdered sugar or with a side of vanilla ice cream.
Adapted from Juile's Album - Peach and Blueberry Cake
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Breakfast Cake

The cake came out very nice despite my fear that it was all going to stick. Not only was it pretty but really tasty too.

Akram's Ideas: Healthy Blueberry Peach Cake
This cake would be great for brunch!
The cake is very moist probably from the banana and yogurt combination. Surprisingly it didn’t taste at all like bananas, instead mostly blueberries.

Miss Linda dubbed it the breakfast cake, because it wasn’t very sweet and was full of fruit she thought it would make a good breakfast dish.

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The fruit make for a pretty topping

While the cake was really good and I agree not very sweet, I could help but feel like a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top would have made this cake perfect. Sadly we were all out.

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Recipe for healthy blueberry peach cake using a sugar free cake mix and bananas.

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Akram Taghavi-Burris

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