Have you noticed that any time a dessert contains a bit of fruit, it can be perceived as being healthy, regardless of the ingredients? Never mind if it boasts a pound of butter, cups of powdered sugar or colorful sprinkles. As long as there is that addition of fruit, there are all sorts of justifications! One of our justifications is for delicious pound cakes! Vanilla pound cake is a favorite dessert – especially when topped with fresh fruit.
However, vanilla pound cakes can actually be healthy! This cake recipe contains fruit and 2 different nutritional supplements baked inside it! We used healthy flours and oils for an extremely delicious, flavorful and healthy cake.
It’s incredibly moist and has a lovely sweet vanilla flavor. The added fresh fruit on top of this cake just becomes an extra sweet bonus! Enjoy!
Vanilla Pound Cake (egg free)
In a medium sized bowl mix together:
2/3 cup Organic Yogurt (regular or non-dairy)
3/4 cup unsweetened Applesauce
3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil, melted
2 Tablespoons Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 teaspoon Liquid Stevia
In another bowl stir together:
2 cups White Spelt Flour
2/3 cup Powdered Honey
2 teaspoons Cornstarch or Arrowroot
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Protein Powder
1 Tablespoon Agave Inulin
1 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a 9 inch loaf pan with parchment paper and gently spray with cooking spray. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in 3 batches, gently folding the mixtures together to combine. Be careful not to over mix this batter. Spoon the batter (it should be pretty thick) into your prepared loaf pan. Place in the very center of your oven and bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes.
* If you don’t have agave inulin, you can substitute more vanilla protein powder.