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Healthy Lemon Cake

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling


14 servings

"I've made this cake several times and it's always delicious," Pat Bertram promises from Attica, Michigan. And because there are only a few grams of fat per serving, you can enjoy a slice without guilt.


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (.3 ounce) sugar-free lemon gelatin
  • 3/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1 can (5-1/2 ounces) apricot nectar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Coat a 10-in. fluted tube pan with cooking spray and dust with flour; add the batter.
  2. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. With a meat fork or wooden skewer, poke holes in cake.
  3. Set aside 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar. In a small bowl, combine the remaining confectioners' sugar and lemon juice. Gradually pour over warm cake. Cool completely. Dust with reserved confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 227 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 274mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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