Lemon Poppy Seed Snack Cake

Lemon Poppy Seed Snack Cake

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

This Lemon Poppy Seed Snack Cake is just what you need to zest up your dessert game. This diabetic-friendly cake has poppy seeds to add color and crunch to this light dessert and they also add to the calcium and zinc content of this recipe.

Ingredients 10 servings

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  • Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar (see Tip)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • ⅓ cup lemon low-fat yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel
  • 2 egg whites
  • Lemon Glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat an 8x1½-inch round cake pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In a small bowl stir together flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine granulated sugar (see Tips), egg yolks and oil; beat with an electric mixer on high speed for 2 minutes. Add yogurt and lemon peel. Beat until combined. Add flour mixture. Beat until just combined.
  3. Thoroughly wash beaters. In a medium mixing bowl beat egg whites until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Stir one-third of the stiffly beaten egg whites into batter to lighten. Fold in remaining egg whites. Spread in prepared pan.
  4. Bake about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  5. In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, lemon peel and lemon juice. Whisk until smooth.
  6. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Use tines of a fork to pierce cake. Slowly drizzle Lemon Glaze over cake. Cool completely. Invert to remove from pan; turn cake top side up.
  • Tip: If using a sugar substitute, choose Splenda® Sugar Blend for Baking or Sun Crystals® Granulated Blend in place of granulated sugar. Follow package directions to use product amount that's equivalent to ⅔ cup granulated sugar. Nutrition analysis per serving: same as below except 142 cal., 18 g carbohydrate, 8 g sugar. Exchanges NO other carbohydrate. Carbohydrate Choices: 1

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 slice
  • Per serving: 167 calories; 6 g fat(1 g sat); 1 g fiber; 27 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 42 mg cholesterol; 16 g sugars; 115 mg sodium;
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 1 fat, 1 other carbohydrate, 1 starch

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