The Lighter Side Of Pound Cake

I LOVE pound cake. I however DON’T  love the calories and butter that comes along with it. I used to make this wonderful almond pound cake years ago and I often think about it, craving a slice. But then I think…4 sticks of butter for that little bit of cake! Then I shudder and try to think of something else. Now, I have found that substitutions are my best friend. Sometimes, instead of using oil, I use applesauce, when I run out of buttermilk, I use regular milk and vinegar. Recently, I did a post where I used yogurt, instead of buttermilk for making biscuits. Why not with my favorite pound cake? Well, here is my results: A wonderful MOIST pound cake with an incredible flavor. As always, with pound cakes and with cheese cakes, I recommend you make this a day before serving. The flavor have a chance to develop. I hope you try it and enjoy!


The Lighter Side of Pound Cake


1 stick (1/4 cup) of butter, softened

3/4 cup of low-fat yogurt

2 cups of all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder

less than 1/8th teaspoon of salt

1 cup of sugar

5 eggs

2 teaspoons of vanilla extract.


  1. Preheat oven to 325 F and grease a loaf pan
  2. Mix all ingredients together, until combined. Do not over-mix or you will get tunnels in your cake.
  3. Pour into greased loaf pan.
  4. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes
  5. Let cake rest for 5 minutes before removing from pan.
  6. Allow cake to cool on a rack.

Serve as is, or toasted with ice cream or whipped cream…YUM


Glorious Poundcake, how have I missed you!


Filed under Cakes, Desserts

15 responses to “The Lighter Side Of Pound Cake

  1. Thank you for a lighter version!

  2. crustabakes

    I love cakes which use yoghurt, they always turn out wonderfully moist. This pound cake sure looks like one!

  3. Who cares about the butter as long as it taste good 🙂
    Thats my concept in life, you only live for a short time! make the most out of it and eat really good food.

  4. Mmmmm, love pound cake! This looks so yummy!

  5. Pound Cake used to be a staple in my house growing up but I haven’t eaten it in quite sometime. I already sent this recipe to my mom and she is excited to try it. This is my favorite blog to come to for food innovations… love this girl 🙂

  6. Ari

    Looks Yummy! I am a pound cake lover too =)

  7. Jason

    ’twas delicious!

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