Pound Cake

1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3 eggs
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1-1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
cooking spray

In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the applesauce, vanilla and lemon peel.

Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture just until blended.

Transfer to an 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

Yield: 12 servings.

Good Cook 8 Inch x 4 Inch Loaf Pan

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