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    8-ingredient Paleo Marble Pound Cake (nut-free)

    8-ingredient Paleo Marble Pound Cake made with coconut flour, coconut oil and other simple ingredients for a healthier pound cake recipe!

    8-ingredient Paleo Marble Pound Cake made with coconut flour, coconut oil and other simple ingredients for a healthier nut-free pound cake recipe!

    8-ingredient Paleo Marble Pound Cake made with coconut flour, coconut oil and other simple ingredients for a healthier pound cake recipe!

    Does pound cake remind anyone else of their childhood?

    I remember my Mom buying this poundcake loaf for us and me just standing at the counter eating it straight for the loaf pan. It was always so perfectly moist and fluffy and flavorful. The top had this sweeter taste and I randomly preferred it cold over warm (weird, I know).

    I haven’t had pound cake in what feels like forever until I made that Paleo Lemon Berry Loaf last year. I was craving a more chocolatey one and whipped up this Paleo Marble Pound Cake made with just 8 ingredients (so easy) and thankfully it turned out just right. Even Jord loved it when he warmed up a slice for dessert later that day. I know when he is actually eating dessert and asking for it, it must be good.

    A paleo pound cake for everyone!

    This paleo pound cake is also nut-free, which is pretty rare for most paleo recipes. I use coconut four, full-fat coconut milk and Garden of Life’s Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil so I guess you can say I went a little coconut crazy over here. But these ingredients work so perfectly in this recipe! And the cake is sweetened with a little maple syrup. That is the only added sugar unless you drizzle some melted chocolate chips on top like I did.

    This recipe made a delicious breakfast, snack and dessert so you can call it a 3 for 1 deal. The marble swirl with a hint of cacao really takes it up a whole new level too. I love the subtle chocolate flavor in the cake from cacao since it doesn’t make it much sweeter either.

    Hope you guys love this recipe as much as I do!

    A few of my other favorite recipes using Garden of Life products: The Dreamiest Vegan Banana Bread Crumb Cake (gluten-free)Vegan Blueberry Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars (gluten-free) and Vegan Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Bread (gluten-free + nut-free)

    8-ingredient Paleo Marble Pound Cake made with coconut flour, coconut oil and other simple ingredients for a healthier pound cake recipe!8-ingredient Paleo Marble Pound Cake made with coconut flour, coconut oil and other simple ingredients for a healthier pound cake recipe!

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    8-ingredient Paleo Marble Pound Cake (nut-free)

    Prep Time 10 mins
    Cook Time 32 mins
    Total Time 42 mins
    Yields 9 slices

    Ingredients

    • 6 large pasture-raised eggs
    • 1/2 cup full-fat coconut milk (from a can - shake it up!)
    • 1/3 cup maple syrup (I don't usually bake with honey and coconut sugar is too grainy for this)
    • 1/2 cup Garden of Life Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, softened a bit but not melted (almost like ghee consistency!) 
    • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract 
    • 1 cup coconut flour (I don't recommend another flour here!)
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 tablespoons cacao powder

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8x8 baking dish well (you can also use a round dish too but baking time may vary)
    2. In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, coconut milk and maple syrup with a hand mixer or very well by hand
    3. Add in the coconut oil and vanilla extract and mix again
    4. Mix in the coconut flour and baking powder and mix so there are no clumps of flour and the batter is smooth and well combined
    5. Add about half the batter to a smaller bowl and mix in the cacao powder
    6. Alternate adding the batters to the baking dish then spread evenly with a spatula 
    7. Bake in the oven for 32-35 minutes (or until toothpick comes out clean!)
    8. Drizzle melted chocolate on top if desired 🙂 

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    Recipe Notes

    *Store in fridge for 5 days or freezer for 2 months


    xx, Rach

    Thank you Garden of Life for sponsoring this post!

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    10 Comments

  • Reply Jessy March 24, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    yum yum yummmmmmmmm LOVE

    Xoxo <3

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  • Reply Mackenzie March 25, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    Thank you for more nut-free paleo recipes!! I have a nut intolerance but eat paleo and it’s harder to find good, nut-free recipes. Appreciate all of yours that you come up with and I know I can trust that they’ll be super tasty

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  • Reply Eryn March 28, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Thank you for this nut-free recipe! I love so many of your recipes, but many use almond flour as a main ingredient, which is one of the most expensive GF flours. I have Celiac, and many of your recipes that are nut-free use spelt flour. I am so excited to try this budget-friendly, gluten-free, and nut-free recipe out!

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    • Reply Rachel March 28, 2019 at 1:02 pm

      of course. you can always just sub gf oat flour for spelt or almond in any recipe 😉

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  • Reply Risa March 29, 2019 at 10:18 am

    I’m so excited to see a recipe with ingredients I have! Almond flour and almond butter are both a bit $$$ for me. Just wondering how much your 1 cup coconut flour is in grams, since it can vary from brand to brand.

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    • Reply Rachel March 29, 2019 at 4:48 pm

      hmmm not sure sorry! definitely can google the cups to gram ratio 😉

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  • Reply Genny May 17, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Hi Rachel, this recipe looks so good! Do you think I can sub in olive oil or avocado oil in place of the coconut oil? Thanks!

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  • Reply Vegan Blueberry Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars (gluten-free) - rachLmansfield July 7, 2019 at 6:46 am

    […] If you guys enjoy this recipe as much as I (think) you will, definitely try these other ones using Garden of Life from the blog: Vegan Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Bread, Dark Chocolate Cookie Dough Bars and 8-ingredient Paleo Marble Pound Cake. […]

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