I hope you’re all having a great weekend! Ours has been pretty chill – we went to the farmers market, Jack played video games, and I did some baking. I’m excited to share this lovely little pound cake recipe with you because I think it’s the perfect Sunday afternoon treat. It’s lightly sweet and nicely spiced. Yogurt makes it tangy while giving it a nice puffed up look. It’s moist with that perfect cake-y crumb that you want in a quick bread.
My Pound Cake Recipe
To be fair, I’m stretching the term “pound cake” a little here. It’s traditionally made with a pound each of flour, sugar, eggs, and butter, and this one certainly isn’t. I swap olive oil for the butter, go easy on the sugar, and use a mix of almond flour and all-purpose flour to get that signature moist, dense pound cake texture. Nowadays, you’ll see a lot of recipes for sour cream or cream cheese pound cake, but I use yogurt here. It adds the same delicious tangy flavor that sour cream or cream cheese would, but it’s healthier, and it’s what I keep on hand.
I finish this easy pound cake recipe with a dash of warming spices – nutmeg, cardamom, and cinnamon – lemon zest, and vanilla extract to give it a bright, spiced flavor.
Easy Pound Cake Serving Suggestions
As I said above, I love to enjoy a slice of this pound cake as an afternoon treat with tea or coffee. It would also be a welcome addition to a brunch spread with a frittata, French toast, pancakes, breakfast casserole, or baked oatmeal. And of course, it’s a great choice for dessert.
No matter what, serve this easy pound cake with dollops of yogurt and seasonal fresh fruit. Or, for a more decadent treat, swap the yogurt for coconut whipped cream.
If you love this pound cake recipe…
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup almond flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon cardamom
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¾ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ cup cane sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- ¾ cup Stonyfield Organic Plain Whole Milk Yogurt, more for serving
- ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- fresh fruit, for serving
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray an 8x4-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg and salt.
- In another large bowl, whisk together the cane sugar and lemon zest. Then add the yogurt, olive oil, eggs, and vanilla and whisk to combine.
- Pour the dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Don’t overmix.
- Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake 40 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Serve with dollops of yogurt and fresh fruit.
This post is in partnership with Stonyfield Organic and Blue Apron. All thoughts, photos, and experiences are my own!