This lightened-up pound cake is made with pureed cottage cheese which gives the cake a lot of moisture. You’d never guess that this isn’t a regular full-fat cake!
My RSS feed has been flooded with healthy recipes and posts about resolutions to eat better. I’m not really good at dropping sweets my from diet. It just makes me really grumpy and want desserts even more.
So rather drop them cold turkey, I’m still eating my desserts, but trying to lighten some of them up.
This is actually my second attempt at making a low fat pound cake. My first attempt at modifying a recipe did not turn out well. Then I came across this recipe from Bakers Royale and it was much more successful.
The only issue I had was that my cake had a slight indent towards the mid-section, so when I tried to sprinkle the powdered sugar, it hit the top and the bottom, but leaves a ring in the middle that is untouched. Other than that, the cake turned out great. Still a pound cake, but a reduced fat one.
You can view the full recipe on Bakers Royale.
Low Fat Pound Cake
- 1 ½ cups unsalted butter melted and at room temperature
- 8 oz 4 percent cottage cheese pureed (see note)
- 3 cups granulate sugar
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1 tsp salt
- 6 eggs
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a bundt pan and flour it.
- In a stand mixer, combine the butter, cottage cheese, and sugar until well combined, about one minute. Add the vanilla and mix until combined. With the mixer running, add the eggs one at a time only adding the next one once the previous ones are completely mixed into the batter. Turn the mixer to low and add the flour in batches.
- Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool the cake in the pan for ten minutes before turning it out onto a baking rack to cool completely.
- It's important to puree the cottage cheese so you don't end up with white chunks in your cake, so be sure to process it until it's very smooth.
- Recipe source: Baker's Royale
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.