This keto lemon cake is perfect for hosting a shower or celebrating Easter. This keto lemon pound cake, which is gluten-free and low in carb, is light, bright and cheery. This keto lemon cake recipe is easy and brightens with fresh lemon!
Inspiration for this Keto Lemoncake Recipe
Starbuck’s lemon bread inspired this keto lemon cake. Starbuck’s is no longer a place I frequent, but I used to love their lemon loaf in my youth. It was perfectly balanced between sweet and tangy. Starbuck’s gluten-free lemon cake is lower in carbs and healthier than the original.
How does this Keto Lemon Cake taste?
This keto lemon cake has a light, sweet, refreshing taste. The crumb of this lemon cake is similar to my keto pound cakes. It’s very soft and light. This keto lemon pound cake is topped with bright lemon frosting. It is both cheerful and delicious.
Keto: Lemons are OK
Low carb diets should avoid citrus fruits due to their high levels of glucose. Citrus fruits (lemons grapefruit, oranges, and grapefruit) can be used in cooking or baking. According to USDA Food Data Central, a juicedlemon contains approximately 6 grams of carbs and 1 gram sugar. Lemons can be used in keto cooking and drinks.
How to make this Keto Lemon Pound Cake
This keto lemon cake is easy to make with lemon frosting. Watch the video! This recipe is best if you have a stand mixer, but you can also use a large bowl and a hand mixer. It is not recommended to whisk by hand as the ingredients won’t get mixed as well.
Did you know that gluten-free cakes can sink in the middle if they are too beaten? To minimize sinking, just barely combine your dry mixture with your wet.
Why cream cheese is used instead of butter
Cream cheese can be used to replace butter in this recipe, making it light and fluffy instead of dense and buttery. Cream cheese is the ideal pairing for fresh lemons. It makes the lemon shine and doesn’t overpower the cream cheese. My best yellow cake recipe is a butterier version of this recipe.
This cake can be made into a lemon loaf
If you prefer, this pound cake can be made into a loaf. Standard 8.5″ loaf pans should be sufficient. It will take 10 to 15 extra minutes to prepare if you use one loaf pan. To prevent it from burning, you will need to carefully watch the batter. To reduce the baking time, you can also divide the batter into two loaf pans. A 9×13, 8′, 9”, 9” round or 8×8 square pan can also be used. Adjust the baking times to suit your needs. Below is a list of my favorite cake pans.
What kind of frosting is on this cake?
The keto lemon cake is iced with a lemon cream cheese frosting. The frosting is light and lemony. It’s clean and simple. For color and je ne sais quoi, garnish with fresh lemon zest. You can also omit frosting if it isn’t your favorite.
Can this cake be frozen for later?
You can freeze this cake for later use. Either freeze the whole cake or just individual slices. You can also freeze the frosting. Let it sit on the counter to reach room temperature. It is not recommended that you microwave frosted cakes. This cake tastes best when it is still warm.
Keto Lemon Cake With Lemon Frosting
Yield: 8 servingsPrep Time 10 minutesCook Time 55 minutesTotal Time 1 hour5 minutes
This keto lemon cake, which is gluten-free and low in carbs, is light, cheerful, and bright. This keto lemon pound cake is perfect for Easter, showers and afternoon coffee.
2 medium-sized lemons 8 ounces cream Cheese, room temperature 3 tablespoons unsalted Butter, room temp 1.5 cups sweetener (my favourite is linked below). 3 large eggs, roomtemperature 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2.5 Cups almond flour 1.5 teaspoons baking Powder 1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 lemon juiced (use one from the cake leftover) 4 ounces cream cheese softened 2 tablespoons unsalted Butter, softened 1/2 Cup powdered Sweetener (my favourite is linked below). 2 to 3 tablespoons half-n-half
Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Prepare a bundt tray and grease it. Use a microplane to zest one lemon. Don’t overmix. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan. Bake for 55 minutes. Bake for 55 minutes. A toothpick should come out clean. Don’t overbake or the cake will become dry. Mix in the lemon juice, powdered sugarner, and beat well. Slowly add half n half to the mixture and beat until smooth. Pipe the frosting onto the cake using a piping bag or plastic bag. If desired, garnish with lemon zest.
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