1/2 cup (4 ounces) block-style fat-free cream cheese
2 large egg whites
1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup fat-free sour cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon powdered sugar
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°.
To prepare streusel, combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.
To prepare cake, beat 2 cups sugar, butter, and cream cheese at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended (about 5 minutes). Add egg whites and egg, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients (flour through salt), stirring well with a whisk. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with sour cream, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in vanilla.
Spoon half of batter into bottom of a 12-cup Bundt pan coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with streusel. Spoon remaining batter over streusel; spread evenly. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Note: We also tested this cake substituting 1 cup light butter (such as Land O Lakes) for 10 tablespoons regular butter. Because the total fat was slightly lower using light butter, we discovered we could increase the walnuts from 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup and still have about the same amount of calories and fat.
It really is outstanding. The cake is very light but with enough structure to carry the slightly crunchy crust. My Struedel stayed in the center of the cake. Instead of powdered sugar sprinkled on top, I made a glaze with powdered sugar, water and a hint of vanilla. You will make this over and over again, for company even!
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