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Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr Photo by: Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr

Grapefruit Pound Cake

Grapefruit Pound Cake blossoms from the floral essence of grated grapefruit rind, while fresh grapefruit juice packs refreshing flavor to the powdered sugar glaze which is drizzled over this moist pound cake.

Cooking Light JANUARY 2012

  • Yield: Serves 16 (serving size: 1 slice)
  • Hands-on: 20 Minutes
  • Total: 2 Hours

Ingredients

  • Baking spray with flour
  • 9 ounces all-purpose flour (about 2 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 5/8 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 6 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons grated grapefruit rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 325°.

2. Coat a 10-inch tube pan with baking spray. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt, stirring well. Place granulated sugar, butter, and cream cheese in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time. Beat in oil, rind, and vanilla.

3. Add flour mixture and milk alternately to batter, beginning and ending with flour. Spoon batter into pan; bake at 325° for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs clinging. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Invert cake. Cool on rack.

4. Place juice in a saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Cook until reduced to 3 tablespoons (about 4 minutes). Cool slightly. Stir in powdered sugar and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt. Drizzle over cake.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 289
  • Fat: 10.9g
  • Saturated fat: 4.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.3g
  • Protein: 3.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 44.8g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 42mg
  • Iron: 0.9mg
  • Sodium: 202mg
  • Calcium: 41mg
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