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Almond Pound Cake

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 12 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 12 ingredients

Pound cake is traditionally made from equal amounts of flour, butter, sugar and eggs. Originally the weight of all the ingredients totaled 1-pound, hence the name!

This recipe is a little different in that we...


Ingredients

Cake:

  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tablespoons milk, divided
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour (see Chef Tips) or unbleached all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • ¾ cup plus 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon

Lemon Syrup:

  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar
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Nutrition Facts

Calories

257 cals

Fat

19 g

Saturated Fat

10 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

5 g

Carbohydrates

20 g

Sugar

14 g

Fiber

1 g

Protein

4 g

Sodium

76 mg

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a small loaf pan with butter or line with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. With an electric whisk, beat the egg whites to form soft peaks. Set aside. In a separate small bowl, beat together the 2 yolks, 1 egg, and 2 tablespoons of milk. Set aside.
  3. Using a spatula or wooden spoon, gradually fold in the flour mixture into the butter and eggs until well blended. If the batter seems too stiff, fold in a little of the remaining milk, a teaspoon at a time until the batter has reached dropping consistency.
  4. Mix the almond flour, whole wheat pastry flour, salt, and the baking powder together in a bowl. Set aside.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes or until the cake is well risen and golden, and a toothpick comes out clean. Let the cake sit for 5 minutes, then carefully turn out the cake to cool on a wire rack.
  6. In a separate large bowl, cream the butter and the sugar together until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the egg yolk mixture, a little at a time, until absorbed. Beat in the lemon zest.

Chef Tips

If you cannot find whole wheat pastry flour then substitute half whole wheat flour and half all-purpose flour. Just swapping in whole wheat flour will result in a drier and grittier pound cake.

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