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This Healthy Lemon Poppyseed Cake doesn't taste healthy in the slightest! It's sweet, it's moist, it's springy and fluffy -- everything a cake should be. The only difference is that this recipe is sugar free, low fat, high protein, and 100% whole grain! Healthy Dessert Recipes with sugar free, low calorie, low fat, low carb, high protein, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and raw options at the Desserts With Benefits Blog (www.DessertsWithBenefits.com)
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Healthy Lemon Poppyseed Cake

Servings: 1 8x4" loaf
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
This Healthy Lemon Poppyseed Cake is so moist and filling, and light and refreshing from the lemon.  This could work as both a dessert treat and a balanced breakfast.  This cake doesn't have any added sugar, it's 100% whole grain, and has a healthy dose of protein and fiber too!



  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.  Spray an 8x4" loaf pan with cooking spray and line one way with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the whole wheat pastry flour, erythritol, protein powder, poppyseeds, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the applesauce, yogurt, eggs, and oil.  When smooth, whisk in the lemon zest, stevia extract, butter flavor, and vanilla extract.
  • Dump the dry ingredients over the wet ingredients and whisk together JUST until everything is incorporated.
  • Transfer batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for ~40 minutes, or until the surface of the cake springs back when tapped.  Let cool slightly in the pan, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.  Slice and serve!

Recipe Notes

To store, cover and keep refrigerated for up to 5 days.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Lemon Poppyseed Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 serving = 1/8th slice)
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 160mg7%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Bread & Muffins, Cake & Cupcakes