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A tender and delicious vegan Brown Sugar Pound Cake infused with amaretto and vanilla. #soyfree #vegan #nutfree #cake #vegandessert #vegancake HolyCowVegan.net
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Vegan Brown Sugar Pound Cake

This vegan Brown Sugar Pound Cake melts in your mouth and has the most delicious, buttery flavor infused with vanilla and amaretto. Aquafaba gives the perfect texture. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Cake/Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 301kcal


  • 2 cups sifted unbleached all purpose flour (this means you need to sift the flour first and then measure it, not the other way round)
  • 2 tbsp sifted cornstarch
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 ⅓ cup turbinado sugar (brown sugar or white sugar are both fine. With white sugar it won't be a brown sugar pound cake, though)
  • 2 sticks (16 tbsp) vegan butter
  • ½ cup aquafaba
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp amaretto (or add 1 tsp almond extract)


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Mix the flour, cornstarch and baking soda in a bowl and set aside.
  • Place the aquafaba in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until soft peaks form, about five minutes.
  • In a large bowl or in a stand mixer with the paddle whisk attached, beat the sugar and butter until fluffy. Add the applesauce, vanilla and amaretto and continue to mix until incorporated for another minute. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl several times with a spatula through this process to make sure everything comes together evenly.
  • Add the flour in two installments, beating the flour into the butter mixture after each addition. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure everything is well mixed. Remove the bowl from the stand mixer and using a spatula, fold in the whipped aquafaba until incorporated.
  • Prepare a 9-inch loaf pan by buttering and flouring it. Scrape the batter into the loaf pan and smooth the top with the spatula.
  • Bake 1 hour and 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool thoroughly on a rack before running a knife along the sides and unmolding.


Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14.9g | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 24.4g | Iron: 0.9mg