Healthy Recipes

Frosted Cake
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Servings: 16
Ingredients and Preparation
Ingredients Measures
Cake flour 2 ¼ cups
Baking powder 2 ¼ teaspoons  
Margarine 4 tablespoons
Sugar 1 ¼ cups
Eggs 4
Vanilla 1 teaspoon
Orange peel 1 tablespoon
Skim milk ¾ cup
Low fat cream cheese 3 ounces
Skim milk 2 tablespoons
Cocoa 6 tablespoons
Confectioners sugar, sifted 2 cups
Vanilla extract ½ teaspoon

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  2. Grease with small amount of cooking oil or use nonstick cooking oil spray on a 10-inch round pan (at least 2 ½ inches high). Powder pan with flour. Tap out excess flour.
  3. Sift together flour and baking powder.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat together margarine and sugar until soft and creamy.
  5. Beat in eggs, vanilla, and orange peel.
  6. Gradually add the flour mixture alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with flour.
  7. Pour the mixture into the pan. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until done.
  8. Let cake cool for 5 to 10 minutes before removing from the pan. Let cool completely before icing.
Directions for Frosting
  1. Cream together cream cheese and milk until smooth. Add cocoa. Blend well.
  2. Slowly add sugar until icing is smooth. Mix in vanilla.
  3. Smooth icing over top and sides of cooled cake.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 slice
Calories  241
Total Fat  5 g
Saturated Fat  2 g
Cholesterol  57 mg
Sodium  273 mg
Calcium  70 mg
Iron  2 mg
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