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Keto Lemon Cake

This lemon loaf pound cake is moist, fluffy and full of lemon flavor. It’s finished with a sweet lemon glaze. It’s also an easy one-bowl recipe. No mixer is needed!
photo of a lemon cake garnished with glaze and fresh flowers

This cake smelled so lovely and fragrant when it came out of the oven. I could barely wait for it to cool before digging in. I love how simple the cake is. You can serve it for breakfast, brunch, afternoon tea, or dessert.
overhead photo of the sliced cake

Ingredient Tips

  • This cake uses superfine almond flour instead of regular almond flour for a more tender crumb.
  • Be careful when measuring out your coconut flour. Coconut flour is highly absorbent and adding too much will make the cake dry.
  • You can replace erythritol with other granular sugar substitutes.
  • Make sure to use aluminum-free baking powder

photo showing the inside of the cake

Cooking Tips

  • Add eggs in one at a time. It is easier to whisk this way. If you try to whisk all the eggs at once, it is harder to blend in the egg whites.
  • The cake will rise while it bakes but the surface will be level instead of puffy.
  • You can leave out the glaze if you wish.
  • The cake can be stored at room temperature or in the fridge.

photo of lemon cake slices

More Keto Recipes

Keto Lemon Cake

Servings: 14 slices
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
This lemon loaf pound cake is very moist and lemony and topped with a lemon glaze.
4.79 from 19 votes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup granular erythritol
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups superfine almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder aluminum free

Lemon Glaze

  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream
  • 4 tbsp powdered erythritol or more as needed

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line an 8 x 4 inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, add butter and erythritol. Whisk until evenly combined. Add eggs, one at a time, whisking after each addition.
  • Add in lemon juice, zest and vanilla. Whisk until evenly combined.
  • Add in almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder. Whisk until evenly mixed. Your batter should be thick.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Tap the bottom of the pan a few times against your counter to settle and spread the batter evenly across the pan.
  • Bake cake in the middle of your oven for about 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Mine were done between 43-45 minutes each time. Let cake cool before drizzling with glaze.
  • To make the lemon glaze, whisk together all ingredients. If the glaze is too thin, add more powdered erythritol until it reaches your desired thickness. Drizzle over the cake.

Notes

  • Recipe slightly adapted from Sweet as Honey
  • This recipe needs a combination of almond flour and coconut flour to work. 
  • Use superfine almond flour instead of regular almond flour. I used Kirkland Signature superfine almond flour.*
  • I used So Nourished erythritol sweetener granular* and So Nourished powdered erythritol
  • Make sure to use aluminum free baking powder.
  • *This product link is an affiliate link. This means I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases (at no extra charge to you).
  • The estimated nutrition carbohydrates count excludes sugar alcohols. The net carbs excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice, Calories: 198kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Sodium: 29mg, Potassium: 214mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 1g, NET CARBS: 2g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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78 comments on “Keto Lemon Cake”

  1. Looks fine but top has a big crack down it why?  Had to use Stevia granulated as can’t get erthritol in Spain.

    • The top baked too fast causing the cake to rise from the center creating a crack. This could be from the oven being too hot or if you baked on a top rack in the oven. It could also be overbaked, so we recommend checking your oven temperature and reducing the time, if needed. Also, baking the cake in the center of the oven may help.

  2. Absolutely delicious. Doubled the recipe to make 2 and am thrilled with the results. Thanks for this.

  3. I was quite wary about using 5 large eggs in this cake, but given that it called for 1/4 cup of coconut flour, it seemed to make sense (coconut flour absorbs a LOT of liquid).

    Instead of all granulated erythritol, I used about 3/4 cup of powdered allulose and around 1/4 cup of granulated monkfruit erythritol (Lakanto golden). I added more lemon zest and a bit more juice and 1 tbsp of sour cream because I love a tangy moist lemon-yogurt loaf.

    It is SUCH a good crumb! Very adequately lemony. Instead of a thick drizzle, I made a slightly runnier one with lots of lovely lemon juice and powdered allulose and a bit of cream and poked holes in the cake while warm in the pan and then poured this glaze over. The result is a lovely sticky-sweet but very lemony cake which I am currently eating with some Greek yogurt and strawberries.

    Great recipe, good room for experimentation, will use again.

  4. This cake was so lovely and moist, i made one with the topping and one without, they were both gorgeous. I used puresweet monkfruit sweetener which is blended with erythritol. Thank you so much a proper cake!

  5. please help….. so I am usually quite good at baking, however, this cake has fluffed me!! I think the problem is my conversions. I am a metric kind of girl and I’ve found that different websites offer different variations of conversions. I have made the cake but it has a really funny twang to it (I’m guessing its the sweetener) 
    unsalted butter I used 4oz,
    I used granular stevia instead, 105g. 
    59ml lemon juice
    180g almond flour
    25g coconut flour

    Can anyone see where I have gone wrong please, whilst mixing I did find that the butter and sweetener went almost hard, crystallised. Very difficult to mix

  6. This was so good! Easy to make too. I added coconut butter to the glaze – highly recommend 

  7. Absolutely Awesome! So soft, tasty and delicious! I just had tu adjust two things, first I did not have erythritol so I used a granulated combination of monk fruit and stevia leaf sweetner that I had with the same 1/2 cup measure. The second change I had to do was with the frosting, I used cream cheese instead of heavy cream as I ran out of it, it turned out great!

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