Vanilla Pound Cake Recipe

This healthy pound cake uses less sugar, light cream cheese and some egg whites instead of eggs. This pound cake is low in fat, cholesterol and sodium. It tastes great with fruit as a topping.

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 2-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 8 oz light cream cheese
  • 3-1/2 Tbsp reduced calorie trans fat free margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1-3/4 cup all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Coat a 9-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, egg whites, vanilla and almond extract; set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together cream cheese and margarine until blended. Beat in sugar, baking powder and salt until blended. Alternate beating in flour and egg mixture, in batches, beginning and ending with flour.
  4. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake until a wooden toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, about 55 to 65 minutes.
  5. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Amount Per Serving

Calories
191
% Daily Value*
  • Total Fat
    4g
    6%
  • Saturated Fat
    2g
    10%
  • Cholesterol
    46mg
    15%
  • Sodium
    104mg
    4%
  • Total Carbohydrate
    32g
    11%
  • Dietary Fiber
    0
    0%
  • Sugars
  • Protein
    6g
    12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calories needs.