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Keto Low-Carb Pound Cake

Keto Low-Carb Pound Cake is a quick, easy, healthy recipe using lemon, butter, almond flour, sour cream, and cream cheese to get it nice and fluffy. This sugar-free dessert is light and moist! Add blueberries, chocolate, or your favorite toppings.

keto pound cake with whipped cream and strawberries on a white plate

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Why is it Called Pound Cake

Pound cake traditionally calls for 1 pound of each ingredient used in the recipe. One pound of sugar, eggs, and flour is used. Check out this post on How to Make Pound Cake.

Ingredients

The ingredients include Almond Flour, eggs, sour cream, cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract, lemon extract, and Swerve Confectioner’s Sweetener.

ingredients for keto pound cake

How to Make Keto Pound Cake From Scratch

  1. Combine the wet and dry ingredients separately.
  2. Beat the wet ingredients with a mixer.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees.
keto pound cake on a white plate
keto pound cake batter in a bowl
keto pound cake batter in a pan

The Difference Between Sponge Cake and Pound Cake

A sponge cake is very foam like. What’s interesting is, I’m not a huge fan of sponge cake. A pound cake is made with butter, which creates a different texture.

Can You Substitute Coconut Flour for Almond Flour

No, coconut flour is not interchangeable. It absorbs moisture much differently than almond flour.

keto pound cake with whipped cream and strawberries on a white plate

More Keto Dessert Recipes

Keto Cheesecake
Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies
Keto Peanut Butter Cookies
Keto Avocado Brownies
Keto Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Fat Bombs
Keto Pumpkin Spice Fat Bombs

keto pound cake with whipped cream and strawberries on a white plate

Recipe Tips

  1. Remove the wet ingredients (eggs, cream cheese, sour cream, and butter) from the fridge and allow them to come to room temperature.
  2. While using a mixer, beat at medium speed.
  3. Do not overbeat the batter. Over mixing will lead to crumbles in the cake.
  4. If you use a bundt pan for this recipe, sizing will vary.
  5. Place the cake in the center of the oven. Keep the door closed. Limit your check-ins, when you do check in, open and close the oven door gently, to avoid a loss of heat and/or the cake falling.

Get more pound cake cooking tips here.
Looking for a dinner recipe? You may enjoy my Keto Cheeseburger Casserole.

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Keto Low-Carb Pound Cake

Keto Low-Carb Pound Cake is a quick, easy, healthy recipe using lemon, butter, almond flour, sour cream, and cream cheese to get it nice and fluffy. This sugar-free dessert is light and moist! Add blueberries, chocolate, or your favorite toppings.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free pound cake, keto pound cake, lemon cake, low carb pound cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
cooling 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 314kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • I used a 9×5 loaf pan, but you can also use a bundt pan. Grease the pan with butter or cooking oil. I used butter.
  • Add the butter, cream cheese, and Confectioner’s sweetener to a mixing bowl. Mix with a hand mixer or standing mixer until the butter and sugar is smooth.
  • Add the eggs, sour cream, vanilla extract, and lemon extract. Mix.
  • Combine the dry ingredients: almond flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix.
  • Pour the batter into the greased pan.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes. Use a toothpick to gauge when it has finished baking. Insert a toothpick into the very middle. Test if the toothpick comes out clean.
  • Remove the loaf pan from the oven and place it on a cooling rack for 10 minutes.
  • Use a cake spatula to dig into the sides and edges of the cake to loosen. Flip the cake over and remove the loaf pan. Cool for an additional 10 minutes on a cooling rack.

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Notes

Recipe Tips:

  1. Remove the wet ingredients (eggs, cream cheese, sour cream, and butter) from the fridge and allow them to come to room temperature.
  2. While using a mixer, beat at medium speed.
  3. Do not overbeat the batter. Over mixing will lead to crumbles in the cake.
  4. If you use a bundt pan for this recipe, sizing will vary.
  5. Place the cake in the center of the oven. Keep the door closed. Limit your check-ins, when you do check in, open and close the oven door gently, to avoid a loss of heat and/or the cake falling.
Homemade Keto Whipped Cream 
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon Swerve
Add the whipping cream to a mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer and mix for 2 minutes. Add in the Swerve. Mix until whipped cream forms.
Keto Buttercream Frosting
1/2 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
3/4 cup Confectioner’s sweetener
  1. Combine the butter, heavy cream, and vanilla. Mix.
  2. Add in half of the confectioner’s sugar. Mix. Add the other half and mix. 
Recipe Tools Used in this RecipeAs an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 29g
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Recipe Rating




catherine

Monday 23rd of November 2020

Amazing pound cake! I loved the flavour and texture 😊 Super easy to make too!

staysnatched

Friday 27th of November 2020

Yes! This is my favorite keto cake recipe.

Dana

Tuesday 2nd of June 2020

This pound cake is everything! I love lemon so I used 2 teaspoons instead of 1. This is the best keto dessert recipe I’ve made yet. Thanks

staysnatched

Thursday 4th of June 2020

You're welcome! Glad you enjoyed it.

Lila

Friday 17th of April 2020

One of my favorite recipes! This pound cake is so moist and delicious, my boyfriend couldn’t even tell it was keto and ate almost all of it! Perfect for a guilt free dessert with a cup of coffee.

staysnatched

Friday 17th of April 2020

I love the coffee idea!

Adriana

Friday 10th of April 2020

this pound cake is absolutely delicious! I had to bake it for like 20 minutes longer... makes me think my pan was a bit smaller (I thought all loaf pans were the same size, guess not). either way, this came out delicious! I didn't have blanched almond flour so it came out a bit darker but this is an amazing and easy recipe ! the hint of lemon is divine! i can always count on your recipes, they never fail! thanks for allowing me to have a kitchen success during this rough time!

staysnatched

Friday 10th of April 2020

I love that it turned out! You're welcome. I hope you try more recipes!

Jennifer Marston

Wednesday 11th of December 2019

Can I sub monk fruit sweetener?

staysnatched

Wednesday 11th of December 2019

Yes. You can use whatever sweetener you want.