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Makeover Mama Cake Recipe
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Makeover Mama Cake Recipe

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My great-grandmother used to make this delicious pound cake weekly. This is a light version of her cake yet it still has a wonderful and tasty flavor.—Tonya Peele, Wake Forest, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon yellow food coloring, optional
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1-1/2 cups cake flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 273 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 308 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Beat in the eggs, applesauce and oil. In a small bowl, combine the evaporated milk, buttermilk, extracts and food coloring if desired.
  2. Combine the flours, baking powder, salt and baking soda; add to the butter mixture alternately with milk mixture, beating well after each addition.
  3. Pour into a 10-in. fluted tube pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Makeover Mama Cake in Healthy Cooking June/July 2008, p10

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 273 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 308 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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