5 from 1 vote
almond pound cake with raspberries
Gluten Free Almond Pound Cake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
55 mins

This moist and rich gluten free almond pound cake is delicious on its own or as a base for trifle or shortcake.

Servings: 12
Calories: 322.55 kcal
  • 1 3/4 cup gluten free flour blend (or regular flour) 6 1/2 ounces
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 stick unsalted butter room temperature (6 ounces)
  • 3 1/2 ounces almond paste crumbled
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar 9 ounces
  • 3 large eggs room temperature, beaten lightly
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3/4 cup whole milk divided
  • powdered sugar add 1 Tablespoon at a time until pourable consistency is achieved.
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds lightly toasted
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease or use parchment to line a 12 ounce loaf tin.

  2. Sift together dry ingredients, (flour, baking powder and salt)

  3. In a mixing bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter and almond paste. Add sugar and beat until smooth.

  4. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well between each egg. Add 1/2 cup milk, vanilla and almond extracts. (Reserve 1/4 cup milk for icing)

  5. Slowly add flour mixture, until just mixed. Do not over mix.

  6. Pour into loaf pan. Tap gently to remove air and smooth surface.

  7. Bake in the center of the oven for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool. Invert pan to remove cake. Drizzle with icing, if desired, when cool.

  8. To make the icing: add powdered sugar, 1 Tablespoon at a time, to 1/4 cup milk, until thin enough to drizzle over cake in ribbons. Top with toasted sliced almonds.

Recipe Notes

Make sure you purchase almond paste and not marzipan. 

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Almond Pound Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 322.55 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 8.19g51%
Cholesterol 72.81mg24%
Sodium 73.35mg3%
Potassium 97.36mg3%
Carbohydrates 40.29g13%
Fiber 2.46g10%
Sugar 26.72g30%
Protein 4.99g10%
Vitamin A 437.09IU9%
Calcium 65.83mg7%
Iron 1.04mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.