I'm calling this recipe a "Half-Pound" cake because it's about half the fat and calories of a normal pound cake. Therefore, you'll only gain half a pound, not a whole pound if you eat it. Hahaha!
Seriously though, this cake has a light, refreshing citris flavor - much more appropriate for the warmer months coming ahead. It won't weigh you down in flavor or pounds! Give it a try. I think you'll really enjoy it!
Orange-Vanilla "Half-Pound" Cake
(Makes 16 slices)
1 stick light butter, softened
1 cup Sugar (I used Stevia)
2 Eggs (or 3 egg whites)
1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour (or use white if you like)
3/4 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Cinnamon
½ tsp Salt
2 Navel Oranges, Zested and Juiced (1 cup of juice)
1 container (6 oz), Vanilla flavored Greek Yogurt
1 Tbsp + 1 tsp. of Vanilla Extract
Optional Glaze topping:
3 to 4 Tbsp. orange juice
3 to 4 Tbsp. sugar (Stevia)
Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a tube pan (or an 8x4 loaf pan) with cooking spray. In a medium size bowl, cream together the butter and sugar (Stevia) until light and fluffy. Stir in eggs and orange zest.
Optional step: Make your glaze topping by mixing the orange juice and sugar (Stevia) together. Add more if desired. Pour over the warm cake evenly.
Let the cake cool before slicing into 16 pieces.
Do you have a favorite pound cake recipe? How often do you bake cakes?
I will be back on Sunday with my meal plan for the coming week. So enjoy your day and have a great weekend!