The Lighter Side Of Pound Cake

I LOVE pound cake. I however DON’TΒ  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 πŸ™‚
    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 πŸ™‚

  6. Ari

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

  7. Jason

    ’twas delicious!

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