Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Low-fat version which uses applesauce. Found in Light & Tasty Mag Feb 07 - submitted by J. Grasby. Nice and light cake.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each egg addition.
  3. Stir in the applesauce, vanilla and lemon peel.
  4. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt together and add to the creamed mixture just until blended.
  5. Transfer to an 8" loaf pan which has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  6. Bake at 350F for 45-55 minutes or until golden brown and cake tester inserted comes out clean.
  7. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.


Most Helpful

This cake has great flavor and a surprisingly rich texture, and for those reasons I give it a 5. I did have a small problem, though...I made it in advance for DH's birthday and froze it since I was out of town until the evening of his bday, and I found that the outside of the cake got pretty dry and chewy (despite airtight freezing). SO, enjoy this yummy cake while it is fresh but I don't suggest freezing it. Also, I increased the recipe by about 1/3 because DH thinks pound cake *has* to be made in a bundt pan to be good LOL. Worked just fine! Thanks for posting! Made for 123 hits tag.

smellyvegetarian May 24, 2010

This is a really good pound cake. I found out too late that I ran out of eggs, so I subbed about 1/4 cup more applesauce, about 2 tbs vegetable oil and 1 tsp more baking powder. I was scared of the results, but it worked out nicely. I'll make this again with the eggs to make for a fluffier texture, because mine was a bit heavy. Thank you for posting. Made for I Recommend tag.

Mami J March 11, 2009

Made for Healthy Choice ABC. I haven't had pound cake in more than a month of Sundays and this one was excellent. DH, DD and I ate half it as soon as it was cooled ~ it was very yummy and converted to gluten free quite easily. I used my favorite GF flour mix, upped the baking powder to 1 tsp and added 1 tsp xanthan gum and it turned out perfect. I will definitely make this again. Thanks for posting this Melissa!

LARavenscroft February 21, 2009

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