Low Carb, Gluten-Free Almond Pound Cake

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Ok, so nobody NEEDS to eat pound cake, even the low carb variety.  But when you’ve got a sweet tooth, or for a special occasion, this stuff is dense, moist, and YUMMY, with that buttery pound cake taste.  As with many baked goods made with almond flour, it tastes better after it sits a while, preferably overnight.

Recipe update:  If you, like me, are trying to cut potassium from your diet due to a health issue, please see the second version of this recipe below, because it cuts the potassium by MORE THAN 2/3.  Calories are the same and only 2 grams additional carbs when compared with the first, gluten free recipe.

Adapted from a recipe found on the blog grace2882.wordpress.com.  

Please note serving size is about half the size of the pieces pictured!

INGREDIENTS – GLUTEN FREE RECIPE

1 cup butter, softened
· 2/3 cup Truvia or Splenda
· 5 large eggs
· 2 cups almond meal or flour
· 1 tsp baking powder
· a tad less than 1 tsp lemon extract
· 1 tsp vanilla extract

INGREDIENTS – LOW POTASSIUM RECIPE

1 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup Truvia or Splenda
5 large eggs
1 3/4 cup almond flour
1/4 cup wheat flour
1 tablespoon light almond milk
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp lemon extract
1 tsp vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS

Cream butter and sweetener in a large bowl.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each (use an electric mixer if you have one). In a separate bowl, mix flour(s) and baking powder together; add to egg mixture a little at a time, and beat until incorporated. Mix in extracts (and almond milk for low potassium recipe).  Spoon into 8″ greased baking pan.

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Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until knife comes out of center clean and cake is a light golden brown.

Servings:  12

Nutrition per serving*:

GLUTEN FREE RECIPE:  Calories 272, Carbs 15, Potassium 169, Sodium 198

LOW POTASSIUM RECIPE:  Calories 272, Carbs 17, Potassium 55, Sodium 205

*All nutrition info is the result of my internet/product research and should be considered approximate. You can find my favorite nutritional “go-to” sites in my blogroll.

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