Prep 45 mins
Cook 30 mins
From Cooking Light, September 2007.
- cooking spray
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
- 3⁄4 cup egg substitute
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
- 1 tablespoon grated lime rind
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 2 1⁄4 cups flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄3 cups low-fat buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
- 1 teaspoon grated lime rind
- 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
- 1 (8 ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
- 2 1⁄2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Coat 2 (9-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray; line bottoms of pans with wax paper. Coat wax paper with cooking spray.
- Place sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 5 minutes).
- Add egg substitute and the next 3 ingredients (through 1 tablespoon juice); beat well.
- Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, stirring well with a whisk.
- Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to sugar mixture.
- Spoon batter into prepared pans.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Cool in pans on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove cakes from pans.
- Carefully peel off wax paper.
- Cool completely on wire racks coated with cooking spray.
- To prepare icing, place 1 teaspoon lemon rind and next 3 ingredients (through cream cheese) in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth (about 1 minute).
- Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at low speed just until blended (do not overbeat).
- Cover and chill for 30 minutes.
- Place 1 cake layer on a plate; spread with 1/2 cup icing.
- Top with remaining cake layer.
- Spread remaining icing over top and sides of cake.
- Chill 1 hour.
- Store cake loosely covered in refrigerator.
Made this into cupcakes for my son's 6th birthday, as he specifically requested lemon-lime cake. Baked at 350 degrees for 18 minutes. Used half cake flour and half whole wheat flour, as well as regular eggs. Came out great! Good for a party on a balmy summer day.
bless your heart for posting!!! i was just about to do that... anyway, love this cake - layers don't rise very much, but it doesn't matter... I cheated and used 3 eggs rather than the "egg substitute" and used a lemon-lime curd for the filling... very tangy and great after a spicy meal!