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This Weight Watchers Lemon Pound Cake is always given “two thumbs up” by everyone who tastes it! I love that it’s a simple recipe, and  even better news this Weight Watchers Lemon Pound Cake is only 3 SmartPoints on Weight Watchers‘ new Freestyle program, it’s still tasty enough that those who aren’t watching their weight will love it, too. And the truth is since Oprah hoped on board the Weight Watchers’ train I too have taken the leap (and have been steadily sticking to it for 14 days) . Perhaps it seems like child’s play to those of you who have been Weight Watchers’ fans and stuck to a diet for a lot longer than 14 days- but for me–it has been revelatory.

Weight Watchers Lemon Pound Cake

Weight Watchers Lemon Pound Cake

Why is Weight Watchers so gosh darn special you ask? Well it’s because I have never stuck to anything– except for my marriage and religion. Those are pretty much the only two constants that I’ve managed to hold firm to for the last 19 years of my life on this planet. And after trying this Weight Watchers Lemon Pound Cake I am pretty sure both I and Oprah will convince you to join us on our journey to being healthier and STILL eating the foods we love! And the truth is  Despite my lack of cooking skills, my daughter’s been asking me recently if we can start baking together. So, I’m slowly inching my way back into the kitchen and we’ve actually prepared some tasty meals together. The best part about cooking with my daughter and son is that while we’re working together, measuring out condiments, we manage to have the best conversations talking about things I’d usually have to beg her to share with me. I am the first to admit it: Before I got married, my idea of preparing a meal was heating up Chinese take-out food in the microwave. Eventually, at the behest of my newlywed husband who wanted a “home-cooked meal on the table every night,” I tried my hand at cooking pasta. My fatal flaw was that while the pasta was boiling in the pot, I took a shower and conveniently forgot about it until the smoke alarm went off and a mini fire erupted in the kitchen. Suffice it to say, I am not one of those moms who can whip up vegetable baked ziti but…I can whip up this Weight Watchers Lemon Pound Cake.

Weight Watchers Lemon Pound Cake Ingredients

1 sugar-free lemon cake mix

1 small package sugar free lemon pudding mix

4 eggs
¾ cup nonfat Greek yogurt
¾ cup lemon juice
¼ cup water
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup Swerve powdered sugar

18 servings = 3 SmartPoints each
12 servings = 5 SmartPoints each

Weight Watchers Lemon Pound Cake

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350*F. Spray the inside of the cake or bundt pan with Pam or other 0 point spray.

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Combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, yogurt, 3/4 cup lemon juice and ¼ cup water. Whisk until combined. Do not overbeat.

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Pour batter into cake pan and bake according to cake package instructions.

weight watchers lemon pound cake
weight watchers lemon pound cake
weight watchers lemon pound cake

Combine powdered sugar, and 2 Tablespoons lemon juice. Stir until all ingredients are combined. Use remaining lemon juice to bring to a consistency that will allow you to drizzle the glaze over the cooled cake. After the cake has cooled, drizzle the glaze over the cake.

So the real question…did I drop any poundage during this challenge? the answer is YES. How many pounds you ask?  I did drop three pounds- three hard won, hard fought pounds– and more than the poundage- I feel better. I feel healthier and I feel really good that I am able to stick to this healthy eating challenge- and enjoy foods like this Weight Watchers Lemon Pound Cake– Thanks OPRAH

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