Orange Poppy-Seed Pound Cake (Lighten-Up Recipe)

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins

Found this recipe in the 1/14/08 issue of Womans World magazine. This sounds delicious! Posting for safe keeping. It says this is a lighten-up recipe and less than half the calories and 2/3 less fat than the classic version.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease and flour 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2" loaf pan.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, soda and salt; reserve.
  4. On medium speed beat granulated sugar, oil and egg whites until blended. On low, beat in poppy seeds, 1 1/2 t zest and flour mixture.
  5. Beat in 3/4 c milk until smooth.
  6. Pour batter into pan.
  7. Bake 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  8. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on rack.
  9. Whisk confectioners' sugar with remaining 2 t of milk and 1/2 t zest; pour over cake.
  10. Garnish with orange zest strips, if desired.


Most Helpful

We really enjoyed this lovely cake. It was quick and easy to make with terrific results. It has a lovely flavor and excellent texture. The crumb is perfect. Made for Whats on the Menu Tag Game.

Baby Kato May 28, 2016

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