Gluten Free Chocolate Almond Pound Cake

June 11, 2011
1 Rating
Author Notes

I don't have celiac disease, but I enjoy gluten-free baking. I always know I have a success on my hands when my family does not have any idea if a dessert is gluten-free: this is one of those recipes. This cake is adapted from the recipe for Pound Cake with Cocoa in the book Chocolat by Stephan Lagorce. - WinnieAb —WinnieAb

Test Kitchen Notes

A yummy, rich and dense cake that is reminiscent of a decadent flourless cake. The olive oil and chocolate combo is wonderful, and the touch of maple syrup certainly doesn't hurt. A dusting of powdered sugar is the perfect, simple finishing touch. - biffbourgeois —Stephanie Bourgeois

  • Makes 1 large or 2 small loaves
  • 1/2 cup organic unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 5 eggs, preferably organic and free-range
  • 2 cups ground almond flour
  • 3/4 cup organic cane sugar or sucanat
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup organic cocoa powder
In This Recipe
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Melt the butter in a pan over low heat. Transfer to a small bowl and mix in the olive oil. Use a little of this to grease your baking pan(s).
  3. Whisk eggs together with the sugar. Add the maple syrup and whisk again.
  4. In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and cacao powder. Add to the eggs/sugar/maple syrup and combine well with a wooden spoon. Add the melted butter/oil and mix well again.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan(s) and bake in the preheated oven for 40-50 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean/dry.
  6. Remove from pan(s) and allow to cool on a baker's rack. Dust with organic powdered sugar before serving warm or at room temperature.

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I grew up in a restaurant family (my parents owned the now closed Quilted Giraffe in NYC) and I've always loved to cook. My interest in the connection between food and health led me to pursue a graduate degree in naturopathic medicine. I don't practice medicine anymore; I have a blog called Healthy Green Kitchen that I started in May of 2009 and I wrote a book called One Simple Change that will be published in January, 2014. I live in upstate New York with my family and many pets.