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Frosted Cake

Enjoy this special occasion cake, with lower saturated fat and calories!

Recipe Source: Stay Young At Heart


For cake:

2¼ C cake flour
2¼ tsp baking powder
4 Tbsp margarine
1¼ C sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp orange peel
¾ C low-fat (1 percent) or fat-free milk

For icing:

3 oz low-fat cream cheese
2 Tbsp low-fat (1 percent) or fat-free milk
6 Tbsp cocoa powder (unsweetened)
2 C sifted confectioners’ sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract

calories 241
Total fat 5 g
Saturated fat 2 g
Cholesterol 57 mg
Sodium 273 mg
Calcium 70 mg
Iron 2 mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 325 °F.

  • 2
    Prepare the pan: Grease with a small amount of cooking oil, or use nonstick cooking spray, a 10-inch round pan (at least 2½ inches deep). Powder pan with flour. Tap out excess flour.

  • 3
    In a mixing bowl, sift together the cake flour and baking powder.

  • 4
    In a separate bowl, beat together the margarine and sugar until soft and creamy.

  • 5
    Beat in eggs, vanilla, and orange peel.

  • 6
    Gradually add the flour mixture alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with flour.

  • 7
    Pour the mixture into the pan. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cake cool for 5 to 10 minutes before removing from the pan. Let cool completely before icing.

  • 8
    To prepare icing: Cream together cream cheese and milk until smooth. Add cocoa powder. Blend well.

  • 9
    Slowly add confectioners’ sugar and mix until icing is smooth. Mix in vanilla.

  • 10
    Smooth icing over top and sides of cooled cake.

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