Vanilla Bean Pound Cake with the calories are reduced by nearly two-thirds in this delicious pound cake recipe made with applesauce, vanilla bean, and lemon.
Made in a loaf pan, this cake is simple to make and is the perfect base for toppings such as fresh berries with a berry puree. To make a berry puree, simply take fresh about 2 cups of fresh wild berries or raspberries only, heat on the stovetop in a small or medium saucepan with a couple of tablespoons of sugar or one tablespoon of honey and 2 tablespoons of water. Heat over medium heat until berries begin to break up. Puree, strain, and serve!
Serving size: 1 slice (without the berry puree)
Calories in the original recipe: 430
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Vanilla Bean Pound Cake
Calories are reduced by nearly twothirdsin this delicious pound cake recipe made with applesauce, vanilla bean, and lemon. Made in a loaf pan, this cake is simple to make and is the perfect base for toppings such as fresh berries with a berry puree.
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup applesauce
- 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, beans extracted
- fine zest of 1 lemon
- 1 egg
- 2 egg whites
- 1 3/4 cups plain flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup nonfat milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Coat a 9×5 inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Using an electric or standing mixer, beat together the butter and sugar.
- Add the applesauce, lemon, and vanilla beans (not the pod, just the beans).
- Beat until well blended.
- Blend in the egg and egg whites.
- In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- With mixer on low, add 1/3 of the flour mixtutre to the applesauce mixture, then add half the milk and beat until well combined.
- Add another 1/3 of the flour mixture and the rest of the milk; beat until well combined.
- Add the remaining flour mixture and beat until all is incorporated; be careful not to overbeat.
- Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for one (1) hour or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
- Use a thin knife to loosen the cake from the sides of the pan.
- Remove from pan, slice into 10 even slices, and serve.