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

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“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.”
1hr 10mins

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.

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