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Healthy Rum-Drenched Almond Pound Cake

So moist, delicate, and tender.  So sweet, warming, and comforting.  This Rum-Drenched Almond Pound Cake is truly spectacular.

This Healthy Rum-Drenched Almond Pound Cake is so soft, fluffy, and sweet, it doesn't taste guilt free, whole grain, and low sugar one bit!

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.

This Rum-Drenched Almond Pound Cake is whole wheat, 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!

This Healthy Rum-Drenched Almond Pound Cake is so soft, fluffy, and sweet, it doesn't taste guilt free, whole grain, and low sugar one bit!

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Healthy Rum-Drenched Almond Pound Cake

Servings: 1 9" cake
   

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 240g (2 cups) Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 96g (½ cup) Pure Cane Sugar
  • 2 tbs Arrowroot Starch
  • tsp Double-Acting Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 182g (⅖ package) Lite Silken Tofu (drained)
  • 123g (½ cup) Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 112g (½ cup) Plain, Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 42g (3 tbs) Grapeseed Oil
  • 42g (2 tbs) Agave Nectar
  • 2 tsp Liquid Stevia Extract
  • 1 tbs Vanilla Extract
  • tsp Natural Butter Flavor
  • ½ tsp Almond Extract

Rum Glaze:

  • ¼ cup Rum
  • 3 tbs Agave Nectar

Instructions

For the Cake:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a 9" cake pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour, sugar, starch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a blender, add the tofu, applesauce, yogurt, oil, agave, stevia, vanilla, butter flavor, and almond extract. Puree until smooth. Pour over the wet ingredients and fold together until mixed through, being careful not to overmix (batter will be somewhat thick).
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and spread out the surface. Bake for ~1 hour, or until the surface of cake springs back when tapped.

For the Rum Glaze:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the rum and agave until even.
  • "Stab" the surface of the cake with a toothpick all over and use a basting brush to coat the top of the cake with the glaze. Slice and serve!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cake & Cupcakes

This Healthy Rum-Drenched Almond Pound Cake is so soft, fluffy, and sweet, it doesn't taste guilt free, whole grain, and low sugar one bit!

I remember baking this cake, sharing it with my neighbor, eating a couple slices together, and smiling and relaxing.  I’m sure you’ll do the same  🙂

Enjoy!

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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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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