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This Healthy Citrus Pound Cake is sweet, buttery, moist, and full of lemon and orange flavor. You'd never know it's made without the butter, refined sugar, and white flour. This cake is sugar free, high protein, and whole grain! Healthy Dessert Recipes with 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 Citrus Pound Cake

Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 55 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins
This Healthy Citrus Pound Cake is incredibly soft, sweet, and full of refreshing lemon and orange flavor, yet it's made without butter, excess oil, refined sugar, and artificial flavors.



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a 9×5″ loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the whole wheat pastry flour, starch, protein powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a stand mixer bowl fitted with a beater attachment, add the applesauce, yogurt, eggs, oil, erythritol, stevia, butter flavor, and zest.  Mix on low speed until smooth and even.
  • Dump the dry ingredients into the stand mixer bowl and mix until ALMOST combined.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix one more time, JUST until the batter is even.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for ~55 minutes, or until the surface forms a brown crust and springs back when tapped. Let cool completely in the pan, then slice and serve!  Keeps for ~1 week in a tightly sealed container in the fridge.

Recipe Notes

If you're looking for an even SWEETER and decadent cake, whisk together the following ingredients and brush it over the freshly baked cake:
  • ¼ cup Agave Nectar, Honey, or Pure Maple Syrup
  • 2 tbs Orange Juice, freshly squeezed
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Citrus Pound Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 260mg11%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cake & Cupcakes