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Coconut Flour Paleo Pound Cake

Moist, fluffy, dense paleo pound cake made with coconut flour, tapioca flour, and pure maple syrup. This delicious grain-free pound cake recipe is made in your blender.

Coconut Flour Paleo Pound Cake - grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free and healthy! | TheRoastedRoot.net

Pound cake has been one of my favorites since early childhood. My mom would buy it from the store during the summertime and serve it up to my siblings and I with fresh berries and whipped cream. I have such fond memories attached to those experiences that even as an adult, I find myself craving pound cake.

For me, the days of buying pound cake from the store are over, but I’m 100% okay with that. I enjoy the process of taking those childhood favorites and making them at home using ingredients that are more favorable to my digestive system.

So what we have here is a grain-free pound cake recipe, sweetened with pure maple syrup. It’s fluffy, it’s sweet, it has that pound cake flavor, and it’s marvelous for all your pound cake needs, wants, and desires.

Coconut Flour Paleo Pound Cake - grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free and healthy! | TheRoastedRoot.net

I whipped up the batter for this paleo pound cake in my blender, using coconut flour, tapioca flour, and full-fat coconut milk. So easy!

Can I Use Almond Flour?:

I know some of you may want an almond flour version of this recipe…because coconut flour is a very finicky flour, there is no easy way to directly substitute for it using other grain-free flours.

I may re-visit paleo pound cake using almond flour at some point, but in the meantime, please don’t go rogue on me with flour substitutions, pinky promise? Unless you’re like me and you’re okay with trial and error, in which case, go wild!

Substitutions:

You can substitute arrowroot flour for the tapioca flour, but again, tapioca flour/arrowroot flour is a tough cookie to replace with anything else, as it adds amazing fluffy texture and helps hold the pound cake together. 

What you CAN do is substitute some of the full-fat coconut milk with melted butter or ghee. For that buttery pound cake experience, use ½ cup melted grass-fed butter or ghee and ½ cup full-fat coconut milk (instead of 1 cup full-fat coconut milk). If you can tolerate dairy, it will knock your socks off!

You can also use honey or coconut palm syrup to replace the pure maple syrup. If you choose honey, know that you’ll need to keep a watchful eye on the pound cake as it bakes, because honey has a low burn temperature and has a tendency to brown up quicker than pure maple syrup.

Grain-Free Coconut Flour Paleo Pound Cake - gluten-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free and healthy! | TheRoastedRoot.net

Want to make this recipe lower in sugar?? You can go low-sugar using a zero-sugar sweetener (a sugar alcohol like erythritol or xylitol). Simply omit the pure maple syrup, add ⅓ cup additional full-fat coconut milk, and use your favorite powdered zero-sugar sweetener, like Swerve or Stevia. I would start with 3 tablespoons, taste the batter, then add more to taste depending on your desired level of sweetness.

The way I see it, this paleo pound cake is perfect for making for your summer gatherings (4th of July, anyone??) to feed your friends and family.

Get creative with your toppings (Strawberry Chia Seed Jam  and Coconut Milk Whipped Cream  would be marvelous!! You can do the jam, whipped cream, and blueberries for a little red, white, and blue action…just food for thought 😉

Paleo Pound Cake made with Coconut Flour - this grain-free pound cake recipe is made easily in your blender! | TheRoastedRoot.net

I hope you love the pound cake and make many memories in its essence 😉

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Paleo Pound Cake made with Coconut Flour - this grain-free pound cake recipe is made easily in your blender! | TheRoastedRoot.net

Paleo Pound Cake

Yield: 1 loaf
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Moist, fluffy, dense and delicious grain-free pound cake for all your pound cake loves!

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and line a 9" x 5" loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Transfer batter to the prepared loaf pan and smooth into an even layer. Bake on center rack of preheated oven for 1 hour, or until the loaf is golden-brown on top and feels firm when poked.
  3. Allow pound cake to cool at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving. Serve with choice of toppings - I like almond butter, sliced bananas, blueberries, a drizzle of honey or pure maple syrup and a sprinkle of hemp seeds.
Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Serving Size 1 grams
Amount Per Serving Unsaturated Fat 0g

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David

Saturday 7th of September 2019

My cake came out moist and dens3 without the air holes shown in your pictures. What went wrong? Used baking powder, tapioca in correct amounts. The canned coconut milk was full fat but with added guar gum.

It tastes great, but texture is all wrong. I tried to bake it a bit longer but no help.

Thanks for your guidance

Shirley

Monday 11th of June 2018

I had forgotten this favorite dessert. A lot of wonderful memories are tied to yummy desserts. Now that you have made a healthier version, I am sure to add this back into our list of favorite summer foods!

Julia

Monday 11th of June 2018

Yeees I think you'll love it! xx

Evelyn Cunningham

Sunday 10th of June 2018

I eat Paleo sometimes an it has changed my eating and has improved my health.

Julia

Monday 11th of June 2018

I'm so happy to hear it, Evelyn. Thanks for sharing! xx

Brittany Audra @ Audra's Appetite

Sunday 10th of June 2018

Ohh I think this would be lovely topped with fresh summer strawberries and homemade whipped cream for a strawberry shortcake type dessert!! :)

Julia

Monday 11th of June 2018

Yas, momma, yaaaas!

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