Healthier Ginger-Lemon Pound Cake


There's something magical in the simplicity of this Healthier Ginger-Lemon Pound Cake. It's moist with a crunchy crust that just melts in your mouth, and the flavor is a little tangy from lemon with subtle hints of ginger for the cake with your hot tea or morning coffee!

What to serve with pound cake?

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Fresh Fruit

What ingredients you need to make this Ginger Lemon Loaf Cake:

  • All Purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Granulated Cane Sugar
  • Butter, softened
  • Bubbies' Naturally Fermented Sauerkraut, finely chopped
  • Whole Milk
  • Eggs
  • Lemon Juice
  • Fresh Ginger, peeled and grated
  • Lemon Zest

Why add sauerkraut to cake?

Sauerkraut is most often used to add moisture and enhance the rich flavor of chocolate cakes. However, today we are using it to enhance the velvety flavors of our pumpkin cream cheese swirl cake! It also helps to keep the cake tender as it sits out at room temperature.

What does sauerkraut taste like?

Sauerkraut tastes similar to kimchi, except without the fiery spices. It's slightly salty and adds the perfect little crunch to complement the stuffed quinoa portobello mushrooms! However, we are finely chopping the sauerkraut in this recipe to simply add moisture and not texture.

What is different about Bubbies' Sauerkraut?

Bubbies’ Naturally-Fermented Sauerkraut is made with NO preservatives, NO added sugars, and NO Vinegar. Therefore, you aren’t going to have that sour, tangy taste in the soup like normal sauerkraut. Instead, theirs rides the fine line of subtle peppery notes with a salty aftertaste.

Why are naturally fermented foods healthy for your body?

From kefir to yogurt to sauerkraut, naturally fermented foods help feed the “good” bacteria in your stomach, which may help improve your digestion and boost your immune system.

In fact, naturally-fermented sauerkraut is rich in fiber, minerals, and vitamins. The fermentation process creates these ultra-nutritious probiotics that may help your body absorb other nutrients more easily. For example, the sauerkraut in this soup may help your body more fully absorb the nutrients in carrots (like potassium, beta carotene, and fiber) and wild rice (like vitamin A, vitamin K, and vitamin C).

Where can I find Bubbies’ Naturally-Fermented Sauerkraut?

The beautiful thing is that Bubbies' relishes, pickles, and sauerkraut can be found in most grocery stores across America! I usually buy mine at Whole Foods, but you can also find them at Publix, Harris Teeter, Fresh Market, and more. Find a location near you by clicking here.

What's the best glaze for pound cake?

  • 1 cup Confectioners or Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp. Lemon Juice (optional)
  • Lemon Zest (optional)
  • 1-2 tbsp. Milk of choice
  1. Mix all ingredients together until a smooth consistency.

When to glaze pound cake?

  1. Be sure the cake is cooled completely before pouring on the glaze.
  2. Let the glazed cake sit for 10 minutes to set before slicing.

I truly hope you all enjoy this treasured recipe that has nestled its way into our hearts here in the ABM kitchen! ’till next time… xxL

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Healthier Ginger-Lemon Pound Cake

It's moist with a crunchy crust that just melts in your mouth, and the flavor is a little tangy from lemon with subtle hints of ginger for the cake with your hot tea or morning coffee!



Servings: 10

  • 1 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 2/3 cup Granulated Cane Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup Bubbies' Naturally Fermented Sauerkraut, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Whole Milk
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 2 tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp. Fresh Ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 tbsp. Lemon Zest


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a loaf pan, then line with parchment paper so that you have two sleeves for easy pull-out.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt together until evenly incorporated.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, beat the softened butter, sugar, and eggs together until creamy.
  4. Stir in the chopped sauerkraut, milk, lemon juice, lemon zest, and grated ginger.
  5. Add the flour mixture into the sauerkraut mixture. Stir until well-combined.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  7. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Allow the loaf cake to cool for at least 15 minutes before adding a glaze (powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest). Enjoy!

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