Orange Pound Cake

Course : Cakes
Serves: 12
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1 spray vegetable cooking spray
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 large orange
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk -- at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup butter -- no substitutions
1 large egg
2 large egg whites
1/4 cup honey -- optional

Preparation / Directions:

1. Heat oven to 350øF. Lightly coat a 9x5-inch loaf pan with vegetable cooking spray. Sift together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda in medium bowl; set aside. 2. With vegetable peeler or small, sharp knife, remove peel from orange; coarsely chop the peel. Cut orange in half and squeeze 1¦4 cup juice. Process sugar and peel in food processor, pulsing until peel is finely chopped. Combine buttermilk, orange juice and vanilla in a glass measuring cup. 3. Beat butter and orange-sugar mixture in a large mixer bowl on medium-high speed until combined. Beat in egg and egg whites, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. At low speed, add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. 4. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake 40 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan 15 minutes; invert and remove pan. Cool. Cut into 12 slices. Serve each slice with 1 teaspoon honey, if desired. Notes: Yes, you can have dessert on a diet. And no, it doesn't have to be a plain piece of fruit. For the times you crave something a bit more special, try this orange-scented pound cake. Just stick to the recommended portion size. Prep time: 30 minutes Baking time: 40 minutes Easy, low-fat, low-calor


Nutritional Information:

Daily Goal Calories 190 2,000 (F), 2,500 (M) Total Fat 4.5 g 60 g or less (F), 70 g or less (M) Saturated Fat 2.5 g 20 g or less (F), 23 g or less (M) Cholesterol 28 mg 300 mg or less Sodium 192 mg 2,400 mg or less Carbohydrates 35 g 250 g or more Protein 3 g 55 g to 90 g Calcium 27 mg 1,000 mg

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