Friday, January 23, 2009

Holy Cow Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

I shouldn't give away what is destined to become my "secret family recipe" cake that I serve to all guests from now until eternity. I also shouldn't spill the beans that this cake is not only low fat, but also really Weight Watchers friendly.

But you are catching me in a moment of luscious lemon poppy seed stupor, so I'm going to do it anyway.

Carla's Holy Cow Lemon Poppy Seed Cake


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup fat free sour cream
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup low fat vanilla yogurt (I think Dannon is the best)
  • 1 cup Egg Beaters or egg substitute
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
Throw it all together and mix for 3-4 minutes.

Pour into a bundt pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes.

Remove from oven when a toothpick inserted in center comes clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes and then top with Holy Cow Lemon Glaze.

Holy Cow Lemon Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
Cut into 12 servings - each serving is 3 WW points, 130 calories, and 2 grams of fat.

(You can also make these into mini-muffins - it makes about 90 mini muffins; bake about 12-15 minutes; each one is less than 18 calories!!)

And pure bliss.

Oh, why is it called "Holy Cow Lemon Poppy Seed Cake?"

Because "holy cow" is what Vern said when he took the first bite.


Ashley Y. said...

Lemon poppy seed is my favorite :)

Carla said...

Ashley - you definitely should make this then! It's really good!

Jean said...

Holy cow, this looks really good! And did you take that picture? Because it's awesome.

Carla said...

Yes, Jean - I did take that photo. Although you had me a little worried and I had to look at it closely. Because I know your sense of humor, I figured there was some reflection or something showing in the fork like some of those funky Ebay auctions where the naked dude takes a photo of a teapot, but all you can see is his nasty reflection.

Not that I was naked when I took the photo or made the cake.

A Simple Kind of Woman said...

This sounds really yummy! Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to try it