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Healthier funfetti pound cake swaps butter and oil for Greek yogurt

Brandi is natural born food lover of anything from gourmet cheeses and wine down to plain baked breads. When not in the kitchen cooking, she loves to be outdoors, especially near the ocean. She puts her focus mainly on healthy organic ea...

Give funfetti pound cake a makeover with the help of Greek yogurt and other healthier ingredients

Greek yogurt keeps this cake tasting great without loading it down with fatty ingredients. And don't forget the sprinkles — it wouldn't be funfetti without the sprinkles.

Give funfetti pound cake a makeover with the help of Greek yogurt and other healthier ingredients

Who doesn’t love a delicious homemade cake? What I don’t love about cake is how unhealthy it is and how it leaves me feeling guilty after eating it. Mind you, this is still cake, but with a few tweaks and enjoying a slice in moderation, it will keep you feeling great, not guilty.

This recipe skips the butter and oil and uses Greek yogurt to add a hint of tangy flavor while keeping it on the healthier side of things. The Greek yogurt gives the same flavor as a sour cream pound cake (but makes it healthier). I used plain yogurt in this recipe, but you can certainly add a flavored version if desired. This cake holds up well and will last several days stored in the refrigerator.

Give funfetti pound cake a makeover with the help of Greek yogurt and other healthier ingredients

Greek yogurt-funfetti pound cake recipe

Dessert time gets a healthy makeover by skipping the fatty ingredients and using healthier Greek yogurt in this tasty baked dessert.

Serves 8

Prep time: 10 minutes | Bake time: 40 minutes | Inactive time: 1 hour | Total time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain or flavored Greek yogurt
  • 1 small lemon, juiced
  • 1 cup raw honey or agave
  • 1 teaspoon butter extract
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 2 cups cake flour, sifted
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup colored sprinkles

Directions:

  1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees F, and spray an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan generously with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. To a mixing bowl, add the yogurt, lemon juice, honey (or agave), butter extract and eggs.
  3. Using a hand mixer, mix until very smooth and there are no lumps.
  4. To a separate bowl, add the cake flour, almond flour, baking powder, sea salt and sprinkles.
  5. Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Pour the batter into the loaf pan, and bake uncovered for 35 to 40 minutes or until the center of the pound cake is completely baked.
  6. Remove the cake from the oven, and let it cool completely, about 1 hour.
  7. Once cooled, remove the cake from the loaf pan, and slice it into pieces.
  8. Store leftover cake in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days.

More funfetti-inspired desserts

Funfetti dip
Fruity pebbles funfetti cake
Funfetti waffles

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