Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Best Pound Cake ~ Allergy options

You know you are an allergy mom when you figure out how to make a pound cake without milk/dairy!

Mr. Homegrown's brother came a few weekends ago to help us move, so I made a pound cake for dessert one night.  As a general rule, I do not make anything for our family that String Beane cannot eat.  So I substituted the milk ingredients in the recipe to make it safe for everyone.  The results were amazing!

This pound cake was delicious!  My favorite part of pound cake has always been the crust.  The crust on this pound cake was so good.  It was crunchy and delicious.

Everyone loved this cake.  String Beane ate A LOT of it!  That always makes me happy since he is so hard to please.

Here is the recipe I used and what I substituted to make it milk free.

2 sticks of butter, melted (I used Flieshman's unsalted margarine, it is milk free)
1/2 cup oil
3 cups flour (I used All Purpose)
3 cups sugar
6 eggs
1 cup of milk (I used almond milk)
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons of Vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Combine the flour and baking powder in a separate bowl.

In a mixer, cream the sugar and butter and oil until fluffy.
Add the well beaten eggs and beat until combined.
Add in the flour and milk, alternately, until well mixed.  Begin and end with the flour.

Add the Vanilla and give it one more mix.  

Spray a bundt pan with baking spray and pour in your batter.

Bake for 1-1 1/2 hours at 325 degrees.  Check with a cake tester.

Let the cake cool on a cooling rack and then turn out on a platter.

There is really no way to go wrong in eating this cake.  Slice it and eat it plain.  Serve it with strawberries and whipped cream.  Serve it with some berry compote drizzled on top.  Slice it and toast it for breakfast!

I am linking up with Metamorphosis Monday, Allergy Free Wednesday and these other Awesome Parties!


  1. How much flour? I don't see it on the ingredient list....

    1. Sorry! It is 3 cups of All purpose. I added it to the post. Thanks.

  2. Did I just die and go to heaven? Pound cake is one my biggest food weaknesses. Thanks to you I will have to make it this weekend.I just found your blog through the simply link party!

    Love and Whimsy

  3. I have been so busy since going back to work and trying to get homeschool stuff together. How are you? I would love to catch up! BTW, I have a recipe for Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy free choc chip cookies that I posted today. YUM! Big hit at my house. Talk to you soon!

  4. Hi Mamie,
    What a beautiful Pound Cake, it would be delicious especially with those strawberries. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. The cake looks wonderful and I'm sure it's delicious.
    I bake a lot of non-dairy sweets and pastries and use soy-milk or even vanilla-flavor soy milk

  6. That looks so pretty! I bet that crust is amazing. I want a slice!