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Frosted Cake

Frosted cake

This recipe utilizes skim milk and low fat cream cheese to create a reduced fat and calorie Frosted Cake good enough for a special occasion.


2-1/4 cups cake flour
2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
4 tablespoons butter
1-1/4 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon orange peel
3/4 cup skim milk

3 ounces low fat cream cheese
2 tablespoons skim milk
6 tablespoons cocoa powder>
2 cups sifted confectioners sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

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

In a separate bowl, beat together margarine and sugar until soft and creamy. Beat in eggs, vanilla, and orange peel.

For the icing, place cocoa powder, cola and butter in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over low Gradually add the flour mixture alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with flour. Pour the mixture into the pan. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until done. Let cake cool for 5 to 10 minutes before removing from the pan. Let cool completely before icing.

Icing: Cream together cream cheese and milk until smooth. Add cocoa. Blend well. Slowly add sugar until icing is smooth. Mix in vanilla. Smooth icing over top and sides of cooled cake.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 16 servings.
Serving size: 1 serving
Calories: 241; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 57mg; Sodium: 273mg

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