Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Lemon Cornmeal Breakfast Cake

My husband just called this "the best breakfast ever!" This cake is super moist (even with taking out most of the fat) and the cornmeal adds a fun whole-grain texture. The original recipe is from Joy the Baker, but my alterations save you 86 calories, 5 g of fat and 11 g of sugar, and add 1.5 g of fiber and .5 g of protein per serving.

Lemon Cornmeal Breakfast Cake
makes one 9-inch cake (cut into 12 slices)

Whisk together:
1 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c white flour
1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 c ground flax seed meal
1 T baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Combine in a separate bowl:
1 c nonfat buttermilk (or 1 cup nonfat milk soured with 1 T lemon juice)
2 large eggs
1/4 c yellow or butternut squash puree
2 T canola oil
2 T unsweetened applesauce
1 tablespoons lemon zest (or 1 T lemon juice)

Add wet to dry until just combined. Pour into a greased and floured 9" cake pan (I usually use a glass pie pan, which works as well). Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes, then puncture top of cake sporadically with a fork. Pour lemon glaze over top of cake, spread evenly, and cool for 30 more minutes before slicing and enjoying.

Image from Microsoft clip art.
Lemon Glaze
Whisk together:
3/4 c powdered sugar
2 T lemon juice

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