Dairy Free Pound Cake

31 Mar

Do you have 5 beautiful brown local free-range eggs to use up asap? Are you craving something sweet, carby, satisfying and pure? Do you prefer to skip the moo moo?  May I suggest…

Dairy-free Pound Cake

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 2/3 cups white sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup almond milk (I used original – and yes – you can substitute  cow’s milk if you must;])
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract (I didn’t have any lemon so I used 2 tsp. vanilla and it was delightful!)

Directions

  1. Do not preheat the oven. Grease 10 inch tube pan and line bottom with wax paper or parchment paper. If you happen not to own a tube pan 2 regular loaf pans will work swimmingly – just shorten baking time a bit.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the Earth Balance, shortening, and sugar on low speed for 10 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, blending well after each addition. Alternately add the flour mixture and milk, mixing well. Add the vanilla and lemon extracts.
  4. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Set the oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of cake comes out clean. Allow cake to cool in the pan for 1 hour. Remove to a cake rack and cool for at least 3 hours.

Simply delicious.  That’s all there is to it.   Well, that and whipped cream.  Because whipped cream is always a good call.  Unless you’re really going dairy free.  In which case check out Soyatoo!  Soy Whip Topping.

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5 Responses to “Dairy Free Pound Cake”

  1. Daria March 31, 2011 at 4:56 pm #

    What alternative do you recommend using for butter – since it is a dairy product?

    • twebby March 31, 2011 at 5:56 pm #

      I’m a fool. Bonus points to you Daria for pointing that out so sweetly when you could have been all “You are stupid – butter IS dairy.” So thanks for not saying that! Please see the revised recipe!

      • Stevie March 31, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

        But what about the part where you put whipped cream on top… :)

  2. Traci March 31, 2011 at 6:02 pm #

    Amazing! It’s so delicious I’ve hidden it from Dan! :)

    • twebby April 1, 2011 at 4:19 pm #

      Easy there Miss Stevie. Let’s not all capitalize on my shortsightedness. How do you know it’s not Soyatoo! Soy Whip Topping? You don’t. So there!;)

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