Vanilla Pound Cake

When is the last time you ate cauliflower for dessert?


Just me?

Well, your answer to that question is about to change because I have a recipe for you that is filled with totally random, yet nutritious ingredients! And you will be able to say that you ate and enjoyed cauliflower for dessert. 😉 This weekend, I was craving something sweet, and while I can’t say I have ever eaten pound cake in the past, Pinterest came to the rescue here. I wasn’t sure how the combination of these ingredients would turn out, but aren’t the Pinterest “fails” just as much fun as the Pinterest successes?! I think so! Ultimately, this Vanilla Pound Cake was easy to make, required few ingredients (my kitchen rule of thumb!) and tasted delicious!

pound cake

Original recipe here.


1/2 cup steamed cauliflower
1/2 cup egg whites
1 cup vanilla protein powder
2 eggs
4 drops vanilla extract
Cinnamon (to taste)

How To

First, preheat your oven to 325*. Steam your cauliflower (I used the microwave) and get your electric mixer or blender ready to go!


Combine eggs, egg whites, and vanilla in a bowl. Add steamed cauliflower, then add protein powder. Finally, drop in some vanilla extract and cinnamon!


I used my hand mixer and it worked really well! One thing to note: the “batter” is very thin in consistency at this stage of cooking. I kept checking the recipe to make sure I didn’t forget anything, but I didn’t, and you didn’t either! It is just very thin. Grease your bread pan (I used Coconut Spray Oil) and set your timer for 30 to 40 minutes.


At the 30 minute mark, start checking your pound cake. The top should be slightly browned and the consistency should be much more firm to the touch.


I was able to slice this loaf into 8 pieces, and using MyFitnessPal, I found that each piece of pound cake was about 75 calories! I ate it plain, but you could add honey for a touch of sweetness, too. Word to the wonderers: you cannot taste the cauliflower. 😉


– Do you like cauliflower?

– Have you ever tasted pound cake?

17 thoughts on “Vanilla Pound Cake

  1. Consider this being made asap. I love pound cake and I love cauliflower. I’ve been eating a lot of the Trader Joe’s cauliflower rice – it’s absolutely incredible. Can’t wait to make this… thanks for sharing : )

  2. Okay I don’t like cauliflower… but I do like pound cake! I’m totally going to make this for my dad because he loves cauliflower. I can’t believe it is that healthy for you!

  3. I don’t do vegetables. Like I only eat carrots, celery, lettuce and broccoli so maybe I’ll have to try this to disguise the cauliflower. And have someone make it for me so I don’t know that’s what’s in it 🙂

    • Girl, you do veggies! That’s quite a list even though it’s short;) Broccoli is my favorite but asparagus is moving up the list, too. And ha! I will make and send you some!

  4. Pingback: Mashed Cauliflower Sweet Potatoes | kyliemcgraw

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