Paleo Pound Cake

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In the mood for delicious cake, but you know it’s a no-no if you are dieting or eating healthy? Enter our paleo pound cake recipe. It is moist and delicious, but it contains none of the unappealing ingredients you might find in pound cakes that are store bought or made with traditional recipes. This means you can actually have your cake and eat it too!

Do you have a sweet tooth? Are you trying to lose weight? As any dieters knows, this combination can be lethal. The first foods you cut out when you decide to lose weight are high-calorie sweets. The refined sugar is a diet saboteur, but after a few days (or for some people, a few hours!) you get a craving for something sweet. You might be able to ignore your craving for awhile, but eventually, it takes over and you binge on sweets, causing more damage than necessary.

A better solution is to find alternatives to your favorite sweet treats. If you satisfy your craving every now and then, the sugar demon is less likely to win a full-blown attack. Looking for a satisfying sweets game plan? Try one of our mini desserts or whip up a batch of our healthy brownies.

This delicious recipe was created by Cassia from Paleo Pancakes and More.

Paleo Pound Cake

Paleo Pound Cake

Yields: 10 slices | Serving Size: 1 slice | Calories: 226 | Total Fat: 11.9 g | Saturated Fat: 7.9 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 123 mg | Sodium: 151 mg | Carbohydrates: 21.8 g | Dietary Fiber: 5.7 g | Sugars: 14 g | Protein: 6.9 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7 |


  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup coconut milk (canned is best...lite or whole will work)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. orange extract
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. sea salt
    Optional Topping:
  • 1/4 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 1/4 cup blackberries


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. 2. Grease a loaf dish or pan very thoroughly, lightly flour as well (I used coconut flour)
  3. 3. Beat eggs until smooth
  4. 4. Add remaining liquid ingredients and mix
  5. 5. Add dry ingredients and mix until smooth. Some people have problems with coconut flour clumping and claim they must sift it. I personally have not yet found this to be an issue and usually opt not to do this step.
  6. 6. Bake. The original recipe called for 45 minutes. I found mine actually took almost a full hour to cook through the middle. Just start checking around 45 minutes every few minutes. Insert a toothpick and when it comes out done, you’re golden…
  7. For the berry component keep it simple:
  8. 1. Slice up strawberries into whatever size you like.
  9. 2. Puree some of them for a sauce
  10. 3. Wash the blackberries
  11. 4. Assemble your shortcakes in whatever way suits your palette. The cake is quite dense so I chose thin slices.
  12. 5. If you “do dairy” a little homemade whipped cream on this would be awesome.
  13. ~ The end result was quite tasty and the perfect bed for beautiful fresh berries and a little puree for sauce.
  14. Servings: 1 large loaf
  15. Prep and Cook time: 45-60 minutes at 350 degrees


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16 Comments on "Paleo Pound Cake"

  1. Amy Weekley  August 7, 2012

    And if you don't "do dairy," you can make whipped cream from canned coconut milk. Super good. 

  2. Rachel Doyle  August 11, 2012

    This was delicious and even better the next day. It was good by itself, with fresh fruit and with Paleo jam. I'll make it again for sure!

  3. Tracyreece  August 12, 2012

    This just looks amazing…I must try them soon!

  4. Anna  August 27, 2012

    Whats the nutrition info on this?

  5. Dawn Meeka Smith-Gar  September 10, 2012

    I made this for Labor Day and I didn't have orange extract so I added about a cap full of orange juice and had orange flavored honey so I just used that as my honey amount. It came out so good. My sister doesn't like coconut but she ate it and wants to make this as a french toast sticks for breakfast for her and my nephew. Will be making again soon. 🙂

  6. Hapa Couple  April 15, 2013

    Hi: We tried this recipe but it came out really dry. Any ideas on what went wrong? We followed the recipe exactly as you listed but we think part of the problem is we may have baked it too long (45 minutes but we have a brand new oven). The taste is great though so we would love to bake it again if we can get it to come out moist 🙂 Oh and we didn't make the berry compote.

    • Skinny Ms.  April 15, 2013

      I would recommend making it again after you become more familiar with your oven’s temperature. Ovens tend to bake a little differently.

  7. Sarah  May 1, 2013

    Can you use this recipe with just egg whites? I'm new to baking.

    • Skinny Ms.  May 2, 2013

      Sarah, I can’t guarantee it since we haven’t made it with just egg whites. Please let us know if you make it and how it turns out.

  8. Jennifer  May 30, 2013

    I made this yesterday and it turned out yummy!!! I did also add 1/4 tsp coconut extract. In my oven it took just under 45 minutes to bake… It came out super moist. 🙂

    • Skinny Ms.  May 30, 2013

      Jennifer, GREAT! Adding the coconut extract sounds like a good idea, will have to try next time. Thanks! 🙂

  9. Renee  July 2, 2013

    My husband and I are on the 90 day no sugar challenge. Are there any good recipes out there for some kind of sugarless dessert?

  10. Amber  September 4, 2013

    How many servings are there for this recipe?

    • Skinny Ms.  September 5, 2013

      Amber, It makes about 10 slices, so 1 slice is a serving.


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