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

"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."
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photo by Baby Kato
photo by Baby Kato photo by Baby Kato
Ready In:
1hr 10mins




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

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  1. 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.


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