Healthier Simple White Cake

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This simple, great tasting cake is made healthier with whole wheat pastry flour and less sugar. Kids love making cupcakes with this recipe--and you'll feel better about them eating this healthier version. Tip: Instead of frosting, try dusting with confectioners sugar before serving!

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x9-inch pan

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat pastry flour

  • 1 ¾ teaspoons baking powder

  • ¾ cup low-fat (1%) milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x9-inch pan.

  2. Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. The mixture should be noticeably lighter in color. Add room-temperature eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into butter mixture before adding the next. Beat in vanilla extract with last egg. Combine flour and baking powder, and add to butter mixture, mixing well. Stir in milk until batter is smooth. Pour or spoon batter into prepared pan.

  3. Bake in preheated oven until cake springs back to the touch, 30 to 40.

Editor's Notes:

This recipe can also be made into muffins. Line a muffin pan with paper liners instead of using a 9x9-inch pan. Bake muffins for 20 to 25 minutes.

This recipe is a healthier version of Simple White Cake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

179 Calories
9g Fat
22g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 179
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 144mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 3g
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 72mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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