Light Pound Cake – When I am done with all my chores and can spare a peaceful moment alone, I’d like to sit in my hiding place (Oh yes, I have one. It’s a place where I have more privacy and where I enjoy my Me-time.), sip my strong black coffee and nibble on something sweet like this Light Pound Cake.
Each slice of this moist and scrumptious light pound cake has 115 calories. You have to include these calories in your daily caloric intake and believe me, it will not add an extra inch to your waist. Moderation is the key.
Making Light Pound Cake
I have modified the original Pound Cake recipe and made it light, also controlled the serving size so my family can enjoy their favorite dessert without me feeling guilty. The best part is, this pound cake tastes exactly like the regular pound cake.
This light pound cake keeps well and tastes even better the next day. The flavor from the butter and vanilla get more enhanced with time. The cake stays moist if stored in airtight container and left at room temperature.
Be Creative With Light Pound Cake Recipe
You can get creative with this recipe, some added raisins, other readers added different flavors to it like orange and lime. I think it is best to bake this cake as is just so you get the feel of the texture and taste.
If you are interested, I have made the Authentic Pound Cake Recipe. I have also added another favorite flavor (chocolate) and made a Marble Pound Cake which I’m sure you’ll enjoy, but I didn’t stop there and made Sweet Potato Pound Cake with raisins. Find the images for all three versions of pound cakes below.
I’m not asking you to have pound cake often, but go for this recipe and serving size to control how much you consume. It is healthy to indulge every now and then if you are trying to lose weight having a little of what you like will actually help by not making miss the food you like and will reduce your cravings.
I have used a nonstick loaf pan when baking this light pound cake and you should use one when baking food that has less oil/fat.
This post was originally posted in June 2013 and was updated in October 2017 with new images and text.
Light Pound Cake Recipe
Light Pound Cake
- 3/4 cup cake flour
- Pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 6 1/2 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 whole medium egg
- 1 1/2 tablespoon milk
- 1 egg white
- Preheat oven to 350F/ 180C.
- In mixing a bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking powder.
- In another bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy and lighter in color.
- Add vanilla, egg, milk, and egg white to butter mixture. Beat 2 minutes on high speed.
- Add flour mixture. Beat on lowest speed, no more than 10 seconds.
- Pour cake batter into 8"x4.5" nonstick or lightly greased and floured baking pan.
- Place on one rack above middle in the oven. Bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
- Let cool on cooling rack.