This healthy yellow cake recipe is perfect for making a sheet cake for a birthday, holiday or any celebration and the easy cream cheese frosting recipe is ready in just five minutes. Use fresh berries to decorate the cake with flower designs or get creative and make your own pattern. We made this yellow cake healthier by replacing some butter in the cake with oil, using reduced-fat cream cheese and low-fat Greek yogurt for the frosting instead of full-fat cream cheese and butter, and using fruit instead of colored frosting for decoration.
Make Ahead Tip: Prepare frosting and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Let come to room temperature before using.
Tips: To bring eggs to room temperature, either set them out on the counter for 15 minutes or submerge them (in the shell) in a bowl of lukewarm (not hot) water for 5 minutes.
Whole-wheat pastry flour is milled from soft wheat. It contains less gluten than regular whole-wheat flour and helps ensure a tender result in delicate baked goods while providing the nutritional benefits of whole grains. Available in large supermarkets and in natural-foods stores. Store in the freezer.
Serving Size: 2-inch square
261 calories; protein 5.4g; carbohydrates 34.5g; dietary fiber 2.4g; sugars 18.5g; fat 11.4g; saturated fat 4.3g; cholesterol 56.5mg; vitamin a iu 282.2IU; vitamin c 14.4mg; folate 33.9mcg; calcium 69.3mg; iron 0.9mg; magnesium 10.2mg; potassium 113.2mg; sodium 222.2mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 16g.