Gluten-Free and Vegan Pound Cake {oh, and it’s paleo, too}

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I seriously can't think of a better dessert or snack for that time of the month. It's so easy, actually kind of healthy (it's paleo, vegan and gluten-free, after all)--this pound cake recipe is awesome.

I will not lie. The best thing about being pregnant was the no-period thing. No, really–I really liked that. Everything else was pretty miserable, but the not having a period? Awesome. And I was sad when I stopped breastfeeding because…you guessed it–that evil period came back. But with it came a sweet and fun recipe that I only make for myself “that week” (meaning the week leading up to and about another half-week during–because my miserable-time is all about hormones).  Gluten-Free and Vegan Pound Cake made with coconut sugar, coconut milk, and a whole lotta yum. If my husband or son touches this cake….oh, they best watch out…

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No, really, they should worry. I might bite off a finger. This Gluten-Free and Vegan Pound Cake is seriously to die for. And it’s so unique in it’s flavor, but fun. I don’t know–it’s a real treat. Kind of like finding these U by Kotex® Cleanwear® Ultra Thin Pads at Walmart the other day…when getting the ingredients for my “special cake”.

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They have this Unique 3D Capture Core* with Xpress DRI* cover for crazy fast absorption to help stop leaks (which drive me nuts) and they stay in place with their specially-shaped wings…which saves my sanity. And then there’s the U by Kotex® Barely There Liners which are so comfy I hardly know they’re there. Which is almost as good as going commando–but without being sad about messing-up your pants. LOL!

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Gluten-Free and Vegan Pound Cake

You just try to run with scissors on this one, my lovelies. Try it. You will regret it. Heh.

oh, this is a great tutorial for making allergy-friendly pound cake... I love it!

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Gluten-Free and Vegan Pound Cake {oh, and it's paleo, too}

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Gluten-Free and Vegan Pound Cake made with coconut sugar, coconut milk, and a whole lotta yum. If my husband or son touches this cake....oh, they best watch out...

Ingredients

  • Pound Cake
  • 2 cups gluten-free flour mix
  • 1 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 16 tblspn, 2 sticks vegan butter
  • 1 tblspn lemon extract
  • 1 banana
  • Juice from 1 can of light red kidney beans, juice only
  • Strawberry Topping
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries
  • Caramel Sauce
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 1 cup coconut sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300-degrees.
  2. Throw everything together for the pound cake into a blender and turn that puppy on.
  3. Blend until everything is smooth.
  4. Pour into a loaf pan.
  5. Place in the oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  6. While that's baking, slice the strawberries and mix in a small bowl with the coconut sugar.
  7. Make the caramel sauce by mixing the coconut cream and sugar together in a medium sauce pan over high heat.
  8. Stir continuously for about 10-15 mintues or until the sauce thickens.
  9. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  10. Remove pound cake from the oven and make sure it's done by poking a toothpick in the center. If it comes out clean, your cake is done. If not, put it in for another 10 minutes at a time until it is done.
  11. Slice, top with strawberries and caramel--and eat it all...by yourself. Because you can and it's that time of the month. That is all. Heh.

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For my sane friends, here’s the recipe. You know you love me. This week, especially. LOL!

So, there it is, #WhatMatterstoU (meaning me) during the worst week(s) I’ve had since I was done breastfeeding. Not fair, universe, that when I decide I’m done making babies, you decide to keep the plumbing working…but whatever…LOL!

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