No Fail Pound Cake Recipe with Pumpkin Glaze {Gluten-Free}

no fail pound cake with pumpkin glaze

Fall is finally here for a lot of us, and with it comes the yummy Fall recipes that we love so much. In planning ahead for the Fall and holiday season, this no fail pound cake recipe is perfect to go along with any event. You can change the type of topping you add to it to fit your preference: strawberries, blueberries, chocolate sauce, etc… can all be used. But I’m definitely a fan of pumpkin syrup smothering this beauty for Autumn.

I know what you’re thinking: You see this recipe for a gluten-free pound cake, and you’re absolutely positive that it’s going to taste like sawdust. WRONG. The trick is to double blend the flour and add arrow root powder, and you’ve got a cake that no one knows is gluten-free. I had guests come over and try this cake, and they had no idea that it was gluten-free and made with all organic ingredients.

Here’s the recipe:

No Fail Pound Cake Recipe with Pumpkin Glaze {Gluten-Free}

No Fail Pound Cake Recipe with Pumpkin Glaze {Gluten-Free}


  • 2 C rice flour (blended to increase smooth texture - I blend it up in my blendtec)
  • 1/2 C arrowroot powder
  • 2C organic cane sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 sticks of butter
  • 4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C milk
  • 5 eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Grease and flour a tube type cake pan.
  3. Mix butter and sugar together well with a mixer until they are creamy.
  4. Add vanilla or other flavorings you desire here.
  5. Add 1 egg at a time while beating with the mixer.
  6. Stir in all the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl and then add them slowly to the other ingredients, alternating small amounts with the milk.
  7. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 1hr or until a knife inserted comes out clean.
  8. If it starts to look really brown on the top, just turn the oven down to 300 and keep checking it until the knife inserted comes out clean.
  9. Let the cake cool for 20 min before you try to remove it from the pan.
  10. Drizzle on the pumpkin sauce or any other sauce/topping you prefer.

Here’s the pumpkin syrup recipe used to top off this awesome pound cake. This is perfect to enjoy any day of the week, or for a special dessert when you’ve got guests coming over. No Fail Pound Cake, and it’s gluten-free. If you don’t need this to be gluten-free, feel free to use the flour that you normally use for baking and let me know how the cake turns out!

What would you top this scrumptious goodness with? Have you tried this recipe? Tell me how you like it! And check out my other Fall Recipes here.

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