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

Keto Low-Carb-Gluten Free Pound Cake

Keto Low-Carb-Gluten Free Pound Cake is a quick, easy, healthy recipe using lemon, almond flour, sour cream, and cream cheese. Make your own sugar-free, no-carb cake mix in no time. You can use a bundt or loaf pan in this recipe. Add blueberries, chocolate, or other carb-free toppings. Coconut flour is not used in this recipe.
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
Calories 314kcal
Author Brandi Crawford



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • I used a 9x5 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.


Keto Pound Cake 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. 


Calories: 314kcal