Almond Cardamom Poundcake ~ Grain -free & Keto friendly

The seeds, oils and extracts of cardamom are thought to have impressive medicinal properties and have been used in traditional medicine for centuries. This moist cake is healthy enough for breakfast.


Season/ Autumn/ Winter

Prep time: 20 minutes

Bake time: 40-50 minutes

Makes 1 large poundcake , or 3 mini loafs

1 1/2 sticks ( 3/4 cup ) unsalted butter, room temperature

1 1/2 cup almond flour

1/2 cup arrowroot

1 1/2 teaspoon psyllium husk, ground

1 1/4 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. ground cardamom ( if using pods, grind to a powder)

3/4 tsp. sea salt

1/4 cup almond milk, or other milk

1/2 cup goat yogurt

3/4 cup monk fruit sugar, Keto friendly

3 large eggs, room temperature

1tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 cup sliced almonds

Preheat oven to 350

Butter a 9x5x3 loaf pan; line bottom with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on the sides. For smaller loafs, use 3 mini loaf pans.

Whisk baking powder, cardamom, salt and 2 cups of flour and psyllium husk in a medium bowl. Set aside.


Whisk almond milk and 1/2 cup of yogurt in a small bowl. Set aside.

Using an electric mixture on high speed, beat the monk fruit sugar and 3/4 cup butter in a large bowl until light and fluffy. About 4 minutes.

Add the eggs one at a time, beating to blend between additions and occasionally scraping down the sides with a spatula. Add vanilla.

Reduce the speed too low and add dry ingredients in 3 additions.

Alternate the yogurt mixture with the dry mixture. Add dry ingredients last. Beat until just combined. Scrape the batter into prepared loaf pans, or pan.


Bake cakes, rotating half way through, until golden brown and a tester inserted comes out clean, 40-50 minutes. (Tent if browning to fast ) Transfer pan to a wire rack and let cool in pan for 20 minutes.


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