Lemon Bundt Cake–It’s Healthy! 

Many of us this time of year have resolved to eat  healthier, but if you’re like me, tell me I can’t have dessert, and the diet-deal is off.  I have good news! This Lemon Bundt Cake is one you can have and not feel guilty!  It’s heart-healthy, low in fat, and I got the recipe from my local hospital.  So it has to be legit, right?

Compared to another lemon bundt cake recipe I have, it calls for wa-ay less butter, less eggs, less sugar, yet it has a splendid lemon taste that will fool you into thinking you’re eating something far more decadent.  Now, I must admit, I added the lemon glaze myself.  It wasn’t included in the original recipe, but a cake needs icing, right?  A little bit won’t hurt!

Be sure NOT to overbake this cake.  It will get too dry because there’s such a small amount of fat.  

Lemon Bundt Cake–It’s Healthy!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 Tb margarine or butter, softened
  • 1 whole egg, plus 2 egg whites (I used 2 whole eggs)
  • 1 Tb lemon extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup nonfat milk
  • 1/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1 Tb lemon peel, grated
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tb lemon juice, or as much as needed for desired consistency

Instructions

  1. Oven: 350 degrees
  2. Spray a 10-inch bundt cake pan with vegetable cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. Place first five ingredients into a mixing bowl. Start electric mixer at low speed to blend; raise to high speed for 4 minutes.
  4. Reduce speed to low and add remaining ingredients, mixing until thoroughly blended.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  6. Bake 35-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
  7. Cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pan.

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