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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 176.5
  • Total Fat: 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 216.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 39.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 1.8 g

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Yellow Cake: Healthier Version

Submitted by: TREE63
Yellow Cake: Healthier Version

Introduction

I enjoy baking from scratch and have been making my famous yellow cake for years. Now I have modified it to fit my new healthier lifestyle, slashing 400 calories off the original recipe. Try it out and let me know what you think!! I enjoy baking from scratch and have been making my famous yellow cake for years. Now I have modified it to fit my new healthier lifestyle, slashing 400 calories off the original recipe. Try it out and let me know what you think!!
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
    1 cup sugar
    4 egg whites
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
    2 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour*
    2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 1/4 cups fat free vanilla soy milk

    *If you don't have pastry flour substitute with 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour and 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour. If you can try it with the pastry flour:)

Directions

1. In a large bowl, using a fork, mix well the unsweetened applesauce, sugar, egg whites, vanilla extract, and lemon extract.

2.Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add this to the wet mixture alternately with soy milk, beating well after each addition.

3. Spread evenly into a greased and floured 13X9 sheet pan or two 9 in round baking pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.

4. Add frosting (optional)

Note: I usually make a glaze that I drizzle on top of the cake.

Glaze
In a small sauce pan on low heat combine 1/2 cup confectioners sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract or lemon extract, tsp milk and continually stir until sugar is dissolved completely. Use teaspoon to drizzle on top of cake.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TREE63.






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  • My family and I did not like this at all. It was like eating a sponge. - 6/2/09

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  • The cake was moist. I would say that it is good, but the chocolate icing I put on made it complete. The main point is that it is healthy for the family. I would definitely make it again. - 1/14/09

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  • Thanks tree63 for the recipe! What a healthier alternative to high fat yellow cake. Delicious. But I wouldn't it yellow cake since you change it from your original recipe that I assumed had egg yolk. It is a tasty healthy white cake...unless you use egg beaters:) - 1/9/09

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