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Frosted Cake

Frosted Cake

241 Ratings
241 Ratings
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Makes: 16 Servings
Total Cost: $$$$

Vanilla and orange peel are the secret to making this delicious cake with chocolate frosting. Serve at your next special occasion for a tasty treat.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons margarine (soft tub)
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon orange (peel)
  • 3/4 cup skim milk (fat free)
  • cooking spray (for cake pan)
Icing:
  • 2 tablespoons skim milk (fat free)
  • 3 ounces cream cheese (low-fat)
  • 6 tablespoons cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 2 cups sugar (confectioners, sifted)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (extract)

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 325° F.

2. Grease with small amount of cooking oil or use non-stick cooking oil spray on a 10-inch round pan (at least 2 1/2 inches high). Powder pan with flour. Tap out excess flour.

3. Sift together flour and baking powder.

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

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

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

7. Pour the mixture into the pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until done. Let cake cool for 5-10 minutes before removing from the pan. Let cool completely before icing.

Icing:

1. Cream together cream cheese and milk until smooth. Add cocoa. Blend well.

2. Slowly add sugar until icing is smooth. Mix in vanilla.

3. Smooth icing over top and sides of cooled cake.

Source:

US Department of Health and Human Services, A Healthier You

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 slice
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 253
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 50 mg
Sodium 136 mg
Carbohydrates 48 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 31 g
Added Sugars included 29 g
Protein 4 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 75 mg
Iron 2 mg
Potassium 105 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 253
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Linoleic Acid 1 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 7 mg
Cholesterol 50 mg
Carbohydrates 48 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 31 g
Added Sugars included 29 g
Protein 4 g
Minerals
Calcium 75 mg
Potassium 105 mg
Sodium 136 mg
Copper 119 mcg
Iron 2 mg
Magnesium 17 mg
Phosphorus 92 mg
Selenium 6 mcg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 66 mcg RAE
Vitamin C 0 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 3 mcg
Folate 63 mcg DFE
Niacin 1 mg
Choline 42 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Grains 1 ounces

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