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Tropical Pound Cake (Gluten Free Recipe)

Tropical Pound Cake (Gluten Free Recipe)

This buttery pound cake, filled with dried fruit, is a family favorite during the holiday season.

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15 min
Prep Time
1 hr 10 min
Total Time



1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

3 ounces cream cheese, softened

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 teaspoon almond extract

1 cup Gluten-Free Flour Blend (see below)

3/4 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder

1/4 cup milk

1 cup mixed dried tropical fruits (pineapple, papaya and mango)


1/2 cup powdered sugar

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

1 to 2 teaspoons water

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottoms only of 2 mini- (5 3/4x3-inch) loaf pans. Set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine butter, sugar and cream cheese in bowl. Beat at medium speed until well mixed. Add eggs and 1 teaspoon almond extract; continue beating until well mixed. Stir in 1/2 cup flour blend and baking powder. Add milk; stir until well mixed. Combine remaining flour blend and dried fruit in small bowl; stir into batter.

  3. STEP 3

    Pour into prepared pans. Bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine powdered sugar and 1/4 teaspoon almond extract in bowl. Stir in enough water for desired glazing consistency. Spoon glaze over mini loaves.

Tip #1

Gluten-Free Flour Blend: Combine 2 cups rice flour, 2/3 cup potato starch, 1/3 cup tapioca flour and 1 teaspoon xanthan gum. Use appropriate amount for recipe; store remainder in container with tight-fitting lid. Stir before using.

Tip #2

This recipe was developed using alternative flours and products labeled as “gluten-free.” The best source for additional information is the ingredient listing on product packaging. Learn about gluten-free baking.

Nutrition (1 serving)

180 Calories
9 Fat (g)
50 Cholesterol (mg)
100 Sodium (mg)
25 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
2 Protein (g)
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