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Habanero Surprise with Orange Frosting
Source: Vegetable Desserts ~ Beyond Carrot Cake & Pumpkin Pie, by Elisabeth Schafer & Jeannette L. Miller RD

A spicy cake topped with a sweet orange frosting.

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Makes 24 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 195.8
Total Carbs 33.2 g
Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
Sugars 22.7 g
Total Fat 6.0 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Unsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Potassium 109.5 mg
Protein 2.8 g
Sodium 232.2 mg
Dietary Exchanges
1 Fat , 1/2 Vegetables , 2 Other Carbs , 1/2 Starch , 1/2 Lean Meat
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Note: One or more ingredients from this recipe are not included in the nutritional analysis above. Either the ingredient is missing from our database or is listed as "optional" in the recipe.
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0.6667 cup  sun dried tomatoes
1 each  cooking spray
1 oz  hot chili peppers, chopped
1 cup  orange juice
1 each  yellow cake mix, 18.5 ounce package
0 3/4 cup  canned great northern beans, unsalted
2 each  eggs
0 1/4 tsp  almond extract
0 1/2 cup  sunflower seeds

Orange Frosting
2 cup  powdered sugar
3 tbsp  margarine
2 tbsp  orange juice
1 tbsp  fresh lemon juice
1 tsp  orange extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. To soften tomatoes, pour boiling water over them and let sit 5 minutes. Drain and chop.
  2. Spray a 9-inch x 13-inch cake pan with cooking spray and set aside. Put tomatoes and habanero pepper in orange juice and allow to sit while mixing other ingredients.
  3. Combine cake mix, beans, eggs and almond extract and beat for 2 minutes. Stir in juice/tomato/pepper mixture. Mix thoroughly. Fold in sunflower kernels and pour into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Cake is done when a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on rack and frost with Orange Frosting.
  5. Make orange frosting: cream powdered sugar and margarine with electric mixer until well blended; add juices and extract and beat to a smooth spreading consistency.
  6. If frosting is too thick, add nonfat milk or orange juice, 1 teaspoon at a time.

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