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The Best Almond Flour Keto Pound Cake Recipe

The Best Almond Flour Keto Pound Cake Recipe is soft, moist, rich, buttery, and contains only 1 gram of carbs per slice. This Keto Cake Recipe made with almond flour is not only sugar-free, gluten-free, low carb, and grain-free, but perfect for diabetics and the best pound cake to go with your morning coffee without a cream cheese

Keto Pund Cake slices on a white plate.
Almond Flour Pound Cake

Sprinkle with powdered sweetener, and add some meringue frosting, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, condensed milk, or caramel sauce. With fresh berries, you have got yourself a delicious keto cake everyone will love. 

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Best low carb keto cake batter recipe

Since I made our keto cupcakes, everyone keeps sending me messages about how great the batter is for keto diet. So many of my readers use it for making various cakes, muffins, cupcakes, and even a big wedding cake. 

This low carb pound cake recipe is moist, buttery, rich and extra soft to the bite. the best batter in the keto baking universe.

After using the same batter with a few alterations, I have already made few keto recipes such as chocolate cupcakes, Christmas tree cupcakes, and Santa hats cupcakes

I already have vanilla cupcakes in the pipeline and keto lemon cake meringue cupcakes that are on their way. 

But this time I have decided to get something different. A proper traditional pound cake. And tell you. It is so delicious, and I am blown away by it. 

Best keto cake recipes

Before jumping further in exploring the best keto pound cake recipe, I have to mention some other keto cake healthy recipes worth looking at. 

Whether you pick our most popular no-bake no-crust chocolate ripple cheesecake, wild blueberry no bake cheesecake, peanut butter cheesecake, yogurt cheesecake, or lemon cake, you will for sure not regret it. 

And if you add marble bundt cake and chaffle cake into your repertoire as well, you will be the most popular person in the whole neighborhood. 

And that is only a tiny collection of keto cake recipes our website offers. 

What is a pound cake?

A regular pound cake is a cake that is traditionally baked in a loaf or bundt pan. Originally the name pound came from all of the ingredients being equal in weight, which is a pound of each. 

Served with powdered sugar, some type of glaze, or icing, classic pound cake has been baked with distinguished flavors and styles, depending on country and state. 

What is pound cake made of?

Originally pound cake is made of some type of flour, eggs, butter, and sugar, being all equal in measurements, hence a pound of each. 

Almond Flour Cake cut into few slices.
Keto Pund Cake

Is pound cake keto friendly?

Traditional pound cake is a far cry from keto, primarily because of flour and sugar. 

Following our almond flour sugar free pound cake recipe, you get a similar result using minimal ingredients. 

Swapping sugar with one of our recommended sweeteners and flour with an almond meal will give you a perfect keto version of a pound cake. 

Best keto pound cake carbs

Almond Flour Keto Pound Cake is a recipe you are going to love for its carbohydrate content as well. 

One thick slice of cake contains only 1 gram of carbohydrates and fills you up as a proper cake should. Since no fiber involved net carbs are one gram.

Almond flour low carb pound cake calories

Taking into account 55 calories only for a slice will ensure that this vanilla pound cake will be your best friend when the sweet tooth hits. 

Almond flour cake variation

Using our basic recipe, you can make various types of keto pound cake with different flavors just by adding some extra ingredients depending on what you feel like at that moment. 

Adding to our eggs, almond flour, butter, and sweetener, you can whip up:

  • Sugar free lemon pound cake – add a tablespoon of lemon extract, juice and lemon zest
  • Keto vanilla pound cake recipe – add two teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • Chocolate keto pound cake – add half a cup of chocolate chips into the batter before baking
  • Dairy free pound cake – swap butter with a vegan butter alternative
  • Meringue pound cake – add our Meringue frost on top
  • Blueberry pound cake – add a cup of blueberries before baking
  • Cream cheese pound cake – add half a cup of softened cream cheese
  • Lemon curd pound cake – drizzle some of the lemon curd over the top of the loaf
  • Pound cake muffins – swap the baking loaf with the muffin tin
  • Coconut flour pound cake – swap almond flour with coconut flour – only half of the amount
  • Keto sponge cake – whisk egg whites separately and gently fold them into the cake mixture towards the end and swap the pound cake tin with round shape baking dish
  • Almond flour bread loaf – skip the sweetener

Keto cream cheese pound cake

Out of all of those suggestions, cream cheese keto pound cake recipe is the most popular. Even though I do not have cream cheese pound cake recipe on my blog, using our steps is easy.

Simply add half a cup of softened cream cheese into the batter and everything else stays the same. You will in no time have a perfect pound cake with cream cheese on the table.

Almond flour pound cake on a plate cut into slices.
The Best Almond Flour Keto Pound Cake

How to make keto pound cake recipe

Making this keto pound cake is super simple. Our easy recipe uses only a low carb flour and few ingredients. Whoever has made this pound cake before, love this cake and says the cake tastes the bet of all keto baked goods.

Our buttery cake is really a great recipe especially as this keto pound cake is moist, which is a missing part in so many recipes.

Tools to make keto pound cake:

Ingredients needed:

*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING ALMOND FLOUR POUND CAKE

First step: Prepare ingredients

Prepare all ingredients and heat the oven to 200 Celsius or 390 Fahrenheit. 

Regarding almond meal, you can use almond flour or blanched almonds you have grained in your blender. 

Butter should be at room temperature and sweetener, depending on what is your favorite. No need to split into dry ingredients.

Almond Flour Cake ingredients needed.
Vanilla Pound Cake

Second step: Whisk eggs with sweetener

Place whole eggs together with the sweetener into the kitchen machine and mix well until fluffy light consistency. 

If you want to make your perfect low carb cake a bit fluffier, you can whisk egg whites separately and fold them gently at the end before pouring them into the cake pan. 

Keto Cake Recipe mixing the batter.
Almond Flour Cake

Third step: Add the rest ingredients and whisk

Once your eggs are whisked, add all other ingredients and whisk thoroughly until all combine. 

Vanilla Pound Cake adding ingredients into the machine.
Vanilla Loaf Cake

Fourth step: Pour and bake

Once all is combined, pour the whole batter into a loaf pan and bake for 20 minutes. 

Cover the loaf with aluminum foil to avoid burning the top, and bake for another 20 minutes. 

To ensure the whole loaf is fully baked, use a wooden bbq stick or a toothpick to poke the middle of the cake. 

If the wooden stick comes clean, your cake is baked and ready to enjoy. 

Remove the cake from the oven, let the cake cool and serve.

Keto Pund Cake pouring batter to the loaf pan.
Keto Cake Recipe

Tips and tricks for easy keto pound cake:

  • Extra fluffy – whisk egg whites separately and gently fold them into the cake mixture towards the end
  • Taller pound cake – if you wish to have your almond flour pound cake taller, use a smaller pan. 
  • Parchment paper – cover your baking pan with parchment paper to ease up the cleaning afterward
  • Aluminum foil – cover your pound cake in the middle of baking to prevent the cake from burning on top.
  • Wooden stick – poke into the center of the pound cake, ensuring your cake is fully baked. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

What size loaf pan to use for pound cake?

For our recipe, I have used a 30-centimeter or 12 inches in the length loaf pan. If you would love to have a higher cake, use a smaller pan. 

Can you replace almond flour with coconut flour?

I would not suggest replacing almond flour in this low carb pound cake recipe as it gives our cake its delicious, distinctive light flavor. 

But you can, of course, replace almond flour with coconut flour by adding only half of the amount you would typically add for almond flour.

Coconut flour is much denser and needs approximately half of the amount only.

Substitute for almond flour

If you are allergic or do not have almond flour at home, by all means, you can use one of our keto flour suggestions. 

Can you make almond flour pound cake dairy-free?

You can make our almond flour pound cake dairy-free by replacing butter with one of your dairy-free alternatives. 

The Best Almond Flour Keto Pound Cake on a white plate.
Almond Flour Cake

What to serve with low-carb pound cake?

Toppings:

How to store low carb keto pound cake?

Store the cake in the airtight glass container in you fridge is the best way. It should be perfect for 3-4 days. 

Can you freeze keto vanilla pound cake?

You can undoubtedly freeze our vanilla cake. I suggest portioning it before freezing. Wrap the cake pieces into parchment paper before. A whole cake frozen together is very difficult to portion.

How to thaw the low-carb cake

Simply take your slices out from the freezer the night before and let them thaw naturally. 

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Yield: 18

The Best Almond Flour Keto Pound Cake Recipe

Keto Pund Cake slices on a white plate.

The Best Almond Flour Keto Pound Cake Recipe is soft, moist, rich, buttery, and contains only 1 gram of carbs per slice. This Keto Cake Recipe made with almond flour is not only sugar-free, gluten-free, low carb, and grain-free, but perfect for diabetics and the best pound cake to go with your morning coffee without a cream cheese.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Instructions

  1. Prepare all ingredients and heat the oven to 200 Celsius or 390 Fahrenheit. Butter should be at room temperature and sweetener, depending on what is your favorite.
  2. Place whole eggs together with the sweetener into the kitchen machine and mix well until fluffy light consistency.
  3. Once your eggs are whisked, add all other ingredients and whisk thoroughly until all combine.
  4. Once all is combined, pour the whole batter into a loaf pan and bake for 20 minutes. Cover the loaf with aluminum foil to avoid burning the top, and bake for another 20 minutes.

Notes

  • Extra fluffy - whisk egg whites separately and gently fold them into the cake mixture towards the end
  • Taller pound cake - if you wish to have your almond flour pound cake taller, use a smaller pan. 
  • Parchment paper - cover your baking pan with parchment paper to ease up the cleaning afterward
  • Aluminum foil - cover your pound cake in the middle of baking to prevent the cake from burning on top.
  • Wooden stick - poke into the center of the pound cake, ensuring your cake is fully baked.

Nutrition Information

Yield

18

Serving Size

1 thick slice

Amount Per Serving Calories 55Total Fat 4gCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gProtein 3g

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