I tried it: Keto Vanilla Pound Cake by Hey Keto Mama

Baking has long been a love of mine. I remember as a teenager, baking cookies, which is when my love affair with food began. I didn’t want my continuous efforts to lose weight inhibit my love of baking. So I’m always on the look out for good recipes to use, while I try to lose weight.

I found this recipe, a Keto Vanilla Pound Cake by Hey Keto Mama, as I searched for a quick and easy dessert for dinner last night. The above photo is actually my second attempt. My first attempt was hindered by a rookie mistake. I accidentally put 2 teaspoons of baking soda in the first cake, instead of 2 teaspoons of baking powder. I didn’t realize it until after the “cake” came out of the oven. As you might imagine, the results were quite disastrous. The cake quite literally fell apart as I unmolded it from the pan.

As I stood there looking at the horrible mess in front of me, I couldn’t for the life of me figure out what went wrong. I went upstairs to do some cleaning when it dawned on me what I had done. So, back to the drawing board, I made my second attempt.

The results: the cake you see above. The cake was made in a bundt pan. As you know the “top” becomes the “bottom” when you flip it over and unmold the cake. As you can see, the bottom of the cake, got a bit too brown. Next time, I’ll cover it with foil toward the end of the baking period.

Other than the over brown bottom, the cake was delicious. I served it with homemade keto whipped cream and berries, both sweetened with Swerve. My better half loved it, even going back for seconds.

The Ingredients:

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup granular erythritol (Swerve)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 large eggs

For the entire recipe, including instructions, FOLLOW THIS LINK, to Hey Keto Mama’s website.

Closing thoughts:

This cake, once I got the rising agent correct, was very easy to make, and quite delicious! I highly recommend giving it a try. It’s terrific for anyone, whether you’re keto or not!

Until next time! Namaste my friends!


25 Old-Fashioned Recipes Your Grandma Knew By Heart – Graceful Little Honey Bee

From bread and biscuits, to soup and pie, this list covers a wide range of recipes you can make from scratch. I’ll try to tackle each of these over the next year. Stay tuned!

For the full  list, follow this link: 25 Old-Fashioned Recipes Your Grandma Knew By Heart – Graceful Little Honey Bee


Healthy Fudge: A Childhood Recipe, Revamped – Life of Kim

Who doesn’t like fudge? This version is healthy and super easy! Thanks to Life of Kim for the post! (Featured image source)

Today I’ll be sharing a recipe from my early childhood. When I was small, my mom kept us well with home-cooked meals that included plenty of unprocessed, whole foods, and very little sugar. O…

For the main recipe follow this link to Life of Kim: Healthy Fudge: A Childhood Recipe, Revamped – Life of Kim

5 Brain Boosting Smoothie Recipes

These are 5 really amazing recipes. They include superfoods such as hemp and goji berries, as well as coconut, acai berries and chia seeds. All good for your brain and body!

It is important to eat healthy and get the essential nutrients we need from our foods. A smoothie is a great way to get them all, ….

For all 5 recipes, follow this link: 5 Brain Boosting Smoothie Recipes

Welcome to my kitchen!

Hello everyone! Welcome to The Purple Almond Wellness Kitchen! This is a sister site to my main business page Purple Almond Wellness! While my main business site is devoted to brain health and whole body wellness, the Kitchen is devoted to whole food recipes and food tips to keep your brain and body healthy.

So, what will you find on this site? I’ll be sharing my trials and tribulations in the kitchen. Telling you about food/kitchen products I’ve tried. Post healthy, whole food recipes and tips. I’ll be reposting healthy recipes I find from other bloggers. Last but certainly not least, I’ll be posting a regular series called My Pioneer Cookbook Adventures. This is a series that I started on my old blog, The Purple Almond, and will continue on this blog. In this series, I prepare recipes from vintage or antique cookbooks, share the recipe and my experiences preparing it.

I hope you all will enjoy my new site. Cooking is a huge passion of mine, which I am so excited to share with all of you.

Until next time…Namaste my friends,

Tamara Hoerner

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