First of all, this was not the post that I was planing on putting up on the ‘ol blog this morning. The problem is I’m a little slow on the uptake and I forgot that Everybody Everywhere always puts their monthly challenges up on Tuesdays… and Tuesdays are NOT Monday… Whoops. So, look out for that fun pattern mixing post tomorrow. I am excited (obviously a little too excited as I tried to get ready a day early) to see how everybody mixes up their prints as this is one of my FAVORITE fashion trends right now.
Anywho, rather than leave you postless (I know that my blog is like coffee to you on a Monday morning isn’t it? No, no it isn’t…) I decided to share with you a little treat that I made this weekend to give your week a sweet start 🙂
I have recently set up a budget for our household that requires that we eat out and spend lots less money overall in the food department. Being able to be home and cook our meals is a HUGE deal for me and I am very grateful. But too often the hubs and I find ourselves craving snacks and sweets. This is the time when we want to go to the store and buy everything in sight that may tame the hungry food monsters that live in our bellies. But then I remind the husband that we already spent our grocery budget for the week, he pouts, and then he tells me that he doesn’t like being an orphan and he wants a treat.
So, when this happened this weekend I turned to Pinterest for a solution (because it may just be the solution to everything). Thankfully I found this, which originally came from the wonderful recipe blog Craving Chronicles.
And thankfully, because we are no longer eating take out and frozen pizza every night… anymore, I now buy real groceries every week so I already had everything that I needed to make this recipe. I altered it a bit of course to make it and little healthier and therefore fit our needs. All said and done this treat has less than 1/2 gram of fat per serving! So without further ado:
Low-Fat Lemon Cake
1 5/8 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup plain fat-free yogurt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup egg substitute
6 2/3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
⅓ cup apple sauce
For the glaze:
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
Enough lemon juice to mix with the sugar until it forms a glaze
Okay, to get started, preheat that oven to 350 degrees.
Pour your mixture into a greased loaf pan and place in your preheated oven. Check on it after 60 minutes. It will be ready to take out when you can stick a toothpick through the middle and it comes out clean.
Place your loaf on a cooling rack until it is warm, but not HOT. If you can pick it up without yelling “HOT POTATO!” it is probably time for the glaze. While you wait mix up your sugar and lemon juice glaze.
-The Sweet Low-Fat Lemon Cake Cooking Kelley
P.S. Please note that I can’t vouch for the accuracy of the wonderful Sparks Recipe calculator, but here is what it says about this recipe:
Not too shabby ah?