Orange almond pound cake – paleo

Orange almond pound cake

Posting this recipe was as spontaneously as baking this delicious paleo and gut healing pound cake.

After a long train ride, I arrived at home – with new mini pound cake tins in my luggage. Despite being tired, I decided to treat myself to a late night dessert and throw together all ingredients I love most. That’s how this cake was born.

Actually, I just took some photos for Instagram but when one of my followers asked me for the recipe I decided to write it down and put a blog post together. 

This recipe is quite similar to my coconut muffins with chocolate frosting (will go up on Sunday).

The cake is high in protein due to the almonds, the almond flour and pea protein, contains a lot of good fats from nuts and an egg and raw cacao is packed with antioxidants. Apple cider vinegar and coconut yoghurt support your gut health while gelatin (organic, grass-fed, hormone free!!! – not conventional gelatin!) is great for bones, joints, hair, nails, skin and also your gut.

Orange almond pound cake with cinnamon frosting

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 1 mini pound cake
Calories 450 kcal


  • 30 g almond flour/Mandelmehl
  • 10 g ground almonds/gemahlene Mandeln
  • 10 g plantain flour/Bananenmehl or any other starchy flour like chufa, chestnut, millet, rice/oder ein anderes stärkehaltiges Mehl wie Erdmandel, Kastanie, Reis, Hirse
  • 5 g pea protein/Erbsenprotein or more flour or nuts/oder mehr Mehl oder Nüsse
  • 10 g raw cacao/Rohkakao or unsweetened cacao powder/oder ungesüsstes Kakaopulver
  • 5 g coconut flour/Kokosmehl
  • 1 egg/Ei
  • 50 g grated zucchini/geriebene Zucchini
  • 120 ml almond milk/Mandelmilch
  • 1 teaspoon/TL orange peel/Orangenschale
  • splash of/Schuss apple cider vinegar/Apfelessig
  • baking soda/Natron
  • 5 g baking powder/Backpulver
  • sweetener of choice/Süße nach Wahl I used raw stevia powder/ich habe reines Steviapulver verwendet

Cinnamon Frosting

  • 50 g coconut yoghurt
  • cinnamon/Zimt
  • vanilla/Vanille
  • orange peel/Orangenschale
  • sweetener of choice/Süße nach Wahl I used raw stevia powder/ich habe reines Steviapulver verwendet
  • 4 g gelatin/Gelatine optional


  1. Preheat the oven at 180' C top- and bottom-heat./Den Ofen auf 180 Grad Ober-/Unterhitze vorheizen.

  2. Mix all cake ingredients apart from the egg and then separate the egg and add the yolk./Die trockene Zutaten für den Kuchen mit Eigelb und Nussmilch verrühren. 

  3. Whisk the egg white until peaks form and fold into the dough./Das Eiklar steif schlagen und unterheben.

  4. Fill the dough into a mini pound cake tin or muffin tins (I prefer silicone) and bake for 25-30 minutes./Den Teig in eine Mini Kranzform oder Muffinförmchen füllen (ich finde Silikon am besten) und 25 bis 30 Minuten backen.

  5. For the frosting mix all ingredients and top the cake after cooled down./Für das Frosting alle Zutaten vermengen und auf den ausgekühlten Kuchen geben.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information for the whole cake/Nährwerte für den Kuchen:

450 calories

17,8g c I 37,7g p I 22,2g f

Products I recommend:

almond flour/Mandelmehl*

coconut flour/Kokosmehl*

plantain flour/Bananenmehl*

raw cacao/Rohkakao*

pea protein/Erbsenprotein*


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