29 April 2009

Recipe: Low-Fat Lemon Bundt Cake



From Denny: Looks like I will be exploring and downright plundering this wonderful recipe database over at PastryWiz.com! Wonderful array of recipes over here at this extensive database.

Repeat after me: Louisiana LOVES lemon! Louisiana people LOVE lemon recipes! We even planted a lemon tree in our back yard a couple of years ago. Of course, we named "him": Lemoncello (how original)

This lower fat version of a Lemon Bundt Cake sounded really good. OK, I'll probably not go for the margarine which I find a revolting taste but at least those with special diets who adjusted their tastebuds could enjoy this recipe. I'll just use clarified butter (or ghee when I can find it on the grocery shelves).

Cooking spray: substitute your own like placing canola oil in a spray bottle to get the same "less is more" effect. Canola oil is a thinner oil than most and can be sprayed.

By using egg whites they eliminate the extra fat and calories, same with using skim milk over low fat or whole milk.

And icing, well, I'd probably use half to none at all as I've never been a huge fan of sugar icing (now chocolate ganache is another matter...).

Better yet I would prefer to serve the icing as a puddle on the side of the sliced cake so you could dip a piece of cake in it or take your fork and lightly drizzle the icing over your slice of cake.

Louisiana people LOVE their sugar icings and call them "Cream Cakes" when used like the one below.

Lemon Cream Cheese Streusel BundtLemon Cream Cheese Streusel Bundt Cake Image by pirate johnny via Flickr - why couldn't they put a recipe with this yummy photo? :)Of course, this is the fattening version. That's why it looks so appealing, right?! All right, everyone, get your eyes peeled back on to the prize goal: low calorie for today! ;)



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Low Fat Lemon Bundt Cake

From: PastryWiz.com

Yield: Serves 14

Ingredients for the Cake:

Butter flavored cooking spray

8 oz. plain nonfat yogurt

1/2 cup light corn syrup

3 cups sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

8 egg whites

2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice

rind from 1/2 lemon, grated

3 cups flour

1/3 cup powdered sugar

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt


Ingredients for the Icing:

1 Tbs. fat-free margarine

2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice

rind from 1/2 lemon, grated

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/8 tsp. salt

2 cups powdered sugar

1 Tbs. skim milk


Directions: Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Spray a bundt pan with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine yogurt, corn syrup, sugar, vanilla, egg whites, lemon juice, and lemon rind and mix well. In a medium bowl, combine flour, powdered sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.

Add a the dry mixture to the wet mixture and mix well. Pour batter into pan. Bake for about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Let cake cool for about 10 minutes before removing from pan. Remove cake from pan and cool in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes before icing.

Combine icing ingredients and mix well. Pour or spread icing over cake until it's completely covered. Cool completely before serving.

Nutritional Info:
Cal: 386
Fat: less than 1 gram


Following are some more lemon cake recipes to enjoy!



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