Healthy Rum-Drenched Almond Pound Cake

Healthy Rum-Drenched Almond Pound Cake - Desserts with Benefits

So moist, delicate and tender.  So sweet, warming and comforting.  This cake was really spectacular.

Healthy Rum-Drenched Almond Pound Cake - Desserts with Benefits

I made this cake in the summer, but just a little different than my usual cakes as it was a thank-you gift for a neighbor who was not so much into “healthy food.” It contains a bit more sugar and a tad bit more butter extract, but I still managed to keep the recipe healthy and balanced as a whole.

It’s whole wheat, still reduced sugar and contains a bit of protein.  Despite all that, it is ultra moist and the rum glaze grabs your taste buds’ attention right away!

Healthy Rum-Drenched Almond Pound Cake - Desserts with Benefits

Rum-Drenched Almond Pound Cake

Yield: one 9 inch cake


  • 240g (2 cups) Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 96g (1/2 cup) Pure Cane Sugar
  • 2 tbs Arrowroot Starch
  • 1+1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • Wet:
  • 112g (1/2 cup) Plain, Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 182g (2/5 package) Lite Silken Tofu
  • 42g (3 tbs) Almond Oil (or any other neutral oil)
  • 123g (1/2 cup) Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 42g (2 tbs) Agave Nectar
  • 2 tsp Stevia Extract
  • 1 tbs Vanilla Extract
  • 1+1/4 tsp Butter Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Almond Extract
  • Rum Glaze:
  • 2-4 tbs Almond Rum Liqueur (use 4T if you want a stronger rum flavor, I used Guavaberry rum)
  • 84g (4 tbs) Agave Nectar


    For the Cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and spray your cake pan with cooking spray.
  2. Put wet ingredients into a blender and puree.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
  4. Pour the blender mixture onto the dry ingredients and fold gently (batter will be somewhat thick). Scoop batter into prepared pan and flatten the surface. Bake for 60-65 minutes, or when surface of cake springs back when touched.
  5. For the Rum Glaze:
  6. In a small bowl, whisk the two ingredients together until the mixture looks like a pure syrup
  7. When the cake is slightly warm to touch (not too hot or cold), "stab" the surface of the cake with a toothpick all over (don't get too dramatic though), and use a basting brush to coat the top of the cake with the glaze. When completely cooled, slice and serve.


This recipe is: low fat, high fiber!

Healthy Rum-Drenched Almond Pound Cake - Desserts with Benefits
I remember baking this cake and sharing it with my neighbor.
I remember eating this slice, smiling and relaxing.
Enjoy  :)

3 comments on “Healthy Rum-Drenched Almond Pound Cake

  1. This pound cake looks and sounds amazing. I love the almond flavor combined with the rum. Yum Yum.

  2. I love rum cake! This sounds amazing!

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