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Lemon Corn Cake

Lemon Corn Cake

46 Ratings
46 Ratings
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MyPlate Kitchen
Makes: 12 servings
Total Cost: $$$$

A light and flavorful cake, packed with sweet and tangy lemon flavor!  The lemon glaze takes this cake to the next level!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup yellow corn meal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup yogurt, low-fat lemon (about 6 oz)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon peel (finely grated)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2/3 cup non-fat milk
  • 3 egg whites
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Mix first five ingredients together in mixing bowl.
3. Combine yogurt, lemon peel, oil, egg yolk and milk together and stir into dry ingredients just until blended.
4. Whip egg whites with mixer until stiff. Fold into corn meal mixture.
5. Pour into round 9-inch cake pan coated with nonstick cooking spray.
6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until corn cake tests done.
7. For optional lemon glaze: Over low heat blend lemon juice together with powdered sugar. Pierce cake top repeatedly with fork. Slowly pour glaze evenly over the top.
 

Notes

Learn more about lemons.

Source:

California Department of Health Services, Celebrate Health with a Lowfat Fiesta
California Project LEAN

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/12 of recipe (73g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 164
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 19 mg
Sodium 351 mg
Carbohydrates 33 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 16 g
Added Sugars included 14 g
Protein 4 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 116 mg
Iron 1 mg
Potassium 115 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 164
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Linoleic Acid 1 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.1 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 2 mg
Cholesterol 19 mg
Carbohydrates 33 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 16 g
Added Sugars included 14 g
Protein 4 g
Minerals
Calcium 116 mg
Potassium 115 mg
Sodium 351 mg
Copper 44 mcg
Iron 1 mg
Magnesium 21 mg
Phosphorus 103 mg
Selenium 9 mcg
Zinc 0 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 17 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.1 mg
Vitamin B12 0.2 mcg
Vitamin C 1 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 0 mg
Vitamin K 1 mcg
Folate 38 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.1 mg
Riboflavin 0.2 mg
Niacin 1 mg
Choline 18 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Grains 1 1/2 ounces

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