Trim Healthy Mama Recipe – Pound Cake (S)

One of the things my husband missed the most when we started the Trim Healthy Mama plan was cake. He lives for cake! We tried some of the early MIM recipes and other cake recipes from the first book but we just couldn’t get the consistency right. They were too eggy or didn’t have a cake crumble or just didn’t taste right at all and so we gave up.

After a lot of experimenting and trawling Pinterest and the Facebook groups for Trim healthy Mama we finally started to find some cake recipes that worked for us. This cake is the one that we go to time and time again.

 

Delicious pound cake recipe that is quick and easy to make
Delicious pound cake recipe that is quick and easy to make

 

This recipe is a pound cake, very similar to a madeira cake. It makes for a filling, satisfying cake that slices and holds its crumb well. The secret to the texture seems to be the addition of cream cheese. I’m not sure how it works but it does – so I don’t question it too much!! This is also a very easy cake to make changes to and adapt. Try adding some fruit flavourings, a bit of cocoa powder and slightly less almond flour for a chocolate version or try slicing it through the middle and adding cream for a luxury treat! This mixture makes a great base to experiment with and even makes good cupcakes.

depending what sweetener you choose to use this could be very easy to make for a beginner with most ingredients already in your cupboard. We usually use xylitol as our sweetener, but you could use gentle sweet or slightly less of super sweet.

I hope you like this recipe.

 

Try experimenting with different flavours from this basic recipe
Try experimenting with different flavours from this basic recipe

 

Ingredients –

1 1/4 Cup of Almond Flour (Or ground almonds which are cheaper and do the same job)
3/4 Cup of Xylitol (Or other sweetener adjusted to taste)
1 Tsp Baking Powder
Pinch of Mineral Salt
4 Eggs
3 1/2 oz Of Cream Cheese (Any cheap brand will do)
4 TBSP of Butter
1 Tsp of vanilla essence

In a mixing bowl, combine the sweetener, cream cheese, butter and eggs. Then slowly add in the dry ingredients. Pour into a loaf pan (2 pound tin or a 9×5) and cook at 350 degrees or gas mark 4 for about 30 to 40 minutes, until golden brown on top.

 

Will keep well (if you don’t eat it all) for several days in an air tight tin. This recipe is an S, perfect for after an S meal or as a snack with a cuppa 🙂

 

It slices well and keeps it's crumb like a 'normal' cake.
It slices well and keeps its crumb like a ‘normal’ cake.

 

Let me know how this recipe works for you and if you decide to change things up a bit and make different flavours. I’m thinking of experimenting and seeing how many different cakes I can make from this basic recipe! Let me know what you do!

12 comments

  1. Catherine Brame

    What size loaf pan do you use? Going to bake this soon!!

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    1. heather@liaif.net

      I use a two pound loaf tin but I think it is called a 9×5 loaf pan in the US.
      Let me know how it goes x

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  2. Beverly Powell

    Can you use the baking blend instead of almond flour?

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    1. heather@liaif.net

      Hi, yes you can. I try to keep all recipes as low on special ingredients as possible partly due to cost and partly as I am in England and we struggle to get them here. You can sub out the almond flour for the same amount of baking blend and that should work nicely.
      Enjoy your cake!

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  3. wandafreely

    How much cocoa would you use fr a chocolate version?

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    1. heather@liaif.net

      Hi! I think that would be personal preference. I would start with around two tablespoons. It just depends how strong a chocolate taste you like. You might also need a little bit more sweetener with the cocoa, as some can mask the sweetness a bit. x

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  4. wandafreely

    Thanks for the heads up. Wil try this on my next baking day!

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    1. heather@liaif.net

      Let me know what you thihnk, we love this recipe x

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  5. Margaret S

    What is a cuppa?

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    1. heather@liaif.net

      Hi, I’m British. A cuppa is a cup of tea 🙂

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  6. Tosin

    This sounds incredibly good! Will be baking this as soon as I get a chance. I’m also in England so the THM baking blend is not an option really. I made my own baking blend with equal parts coconut flour, flax meal, defatted almond flour and oat fibre. I’ll probably need less than 1 1/4 cups as it’s a really thirsty flour blend! Will tinker round with it and see how it turns out!

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    1. heather@liaif.net

      Let me know how it goes 🙂

      Reply

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