Keto Cream Cheese Coconut Flour Pound Cake!

Keto Coconut Cream Cheese Pound Cake Is the coconut flour version of our very popular almond flour pound cake. This delicious keto cake is therefore not only sugar-free, grain-free, gluten-free but also nut-free. Ketococonutflourcreamcheesepoundcake #ketopoundcake #lowcarbcake

Keto cream cheese coconut flour pound cake is the nut-free version of my keto cream cheese pound cake. I am thrilled to offer a coconut flour option for those who can’t have almond flour. This recipe for keto cake coconut flour has all the qualities that people love about our keto cream cheese pound cake but uses coconut flour instead of almond.

To be honest I wasn’t too sure I could create a coconut flour pound cake. Without a doubt, this recipe took my faith to another level.

For years people would ask me if there was a way to make our keto cream cheese pound cake with coconut flour. And each time I was asked, I would tell them no that it was just not possible. I gave all sorts of reasons, logical excuses as to why it just wouldn’t work. But what I failed to do was even trying to make a keto cream cheese coconut flour pound cake.

 I also have a keto chocolate coconut flour pound cake which is the chocolate version of this recipe. So I’ve given you options.  And if that’s not enough I have a complete list of Keto Cakes that as a fan of cakes I encourage you to also visit. Make sure you remember to also check out our Keto Cream Cheese Recipes for both savory and sweet recipes that use cream cheese. Oh and click here for easy keto cream cheese bread recipe that was inspired by this keto coconut pound cake.

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Keto Cream Cheese Coconut Flour Pound Cake

Like I never even attempted. Ugh, can I just tell you, that my faith was just not there yet? I had this massive wall of doubt that didn’t allow me to see the possibility. Mind you this is the girl who memorized “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Philippians 4:13 as a kid and yet somehow I didn’t even try to create a coconut flour pound cake?!? Well, I hope that those who asked can forgive me, because I finally took a leap of faith and created a keto cream cheese pound cake that uses coconut flour.

Keto Pound Cake With Coconut Flour

It was after hearing this request from yet another reader, that I felt I needed to at the very least give it my best effort before I said it could not be done. So I did what I always do when I find myself in a situation that seems impossible, I began to pray. I also asked others to join their faith with mine before I made the attempt.

Besides telling Randy, my hubs to believe with me, I asked my keto Christian sister Juanita to also pray. Juanita is a pastor who also leads a Christian Keto Group. Her willingness to come alongside me boosted my faith.

She didn’t even flinch when I asked her. Seems to me she understands what it means not to put God in a box. Does all this sound a little crazy to you?

That I would ask for prayer regarding the making of a keto recipe? But I want you to understand the need for practical viable keto options is key to making this a sustainable lifestyle.

The truth is, it’s not easy for people to change their eating habits. And if your options are further limited because of food allergies, then it becomes even more of a challenge.

I knew based on the many requests that having a keto coconut flour cream cheese pound cake option, would be a blessing to the keto community. That it would allow for more people to enjoy a keto treat safely. And since it’s always been my prayer to be able to assist as many people as possible with my keto recipes, I asked others to stand in prayer with me.


Keto Coconut Flour Cream Cheese Pound Cake
Keto Coconut Flour Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Taking A Leap Of Faith

Can you guess what happened soon after I asked others to pray with me? I started to have an overwhelming desire to see it manifest. I began to visualize the keto coconut flour pound cake in detail. Once I saw it in my mind’s eye, I was confident that it would soon be a reality. The Bible says in Hebrews 11:1, now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. And that is exactly what happened. I was now assured that what I and others were hoping for would soon manifest. Once a recipe idea gets embedded in my heart I know that it won’t be too long before it makes it to the blog. It’s how I know that I have the green light to go into my kitchen and trust God for the download. As silly as this may sound it’s how things work with me when it comes to this blog. And I am not ashamed to let you know.

Almond Flour Isn’t An Option For Everyone

Understand that when I would tell people who coconut flour wasn’t a viable option, I wasn’t trying to be negative. It was based on having enough experience with this flour alternative to know that it would not be an equal swap. It’s no secret that my go-to flour when keto baking is almond flour and I am not alone in this. In fact, the vast majority of keto bakers prefer to use almond flour because it just works so well. Generally, almond flour can be swapped for traditional flour in a recipe with little issue. However, as good as almond flour acts as a substitute, if you have a nut allergy it’s not something you can even consider. Knowing this is why I try to offer a number of coconut flour recipes on the site like the following cookies. If you’re looking for some other keto treats that are made with coconut flour, check out our keto coconut flour cookies.

NOTE: Although coconut flour is a great alternative for many who have nut allergies, some highly allergic individuals can’t do this flour either. So I would tell those who aren’t sure to get the necessary clearance before attempting. Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. 

Coconut Flour Versus Almond Flour

Coconut flour does not act the same as almond flour. It’s a very thirsty flour alternative. If I was going to create a keto cream cheese coconut flour pound cake recipe, it meant I had to find a way to add more moisture into the batter. Usually, that equates with more eggs. But I didn’t want to add any more eggs to this recipe for fear that it would have an eggy aftertaste. And that is just yuck in my book. So I opted to keep the limit to eight. Yes, there are eight eggs in this keto pound cake recipe but it makes a large 10-inch-pound cake so it’s ok.


Keto Coconut Flour Cream Cheese Pound Cake
Keto Coconut Flour Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Once I gave myself permission to believe, I began to toil with the idea of using sour cream in this keto coconut pound cake. I use quite a bit of sour cream in my baked recipes and it works really well when you need to add more moisture to a recipe. After I mixed the batter completely I folded in a ½ cup of sour cream, being careful not to over mix the batter. I also knew that I would have to reduce the amount of flour if this keto coconut cream pound cake was going to work. Which is why this recipe uses 1 1/4 cups of coconut flour versus the 2 1/2 cups of almond flour I use when I double my original keto pound cake recipe.

Tips For Making A Keto Cream Cheese Coconut Flour Pound Cake

There are some noticeable differences between the batter of my original keto pound cake recipe and that of this coconut flour one.

  • For one the batter is much thicker. You won’t be pouring the batter into your 10 X 5-inch loaf pan but rather spreading it in.
  • Greasing your pan with butter generously is important. Plus you should consider using a non-stick 10-inch loaf pan for consistent results.
  • This recipe also needs to bake a little longer than the almond flour version. This keto coconut cream cheese pound cake needs to be baked anywhere from 1 1/4 -1 1/2 hours. I recommend you check after one hour by inserting a toothpick into the cake. If the toothpick is not wet but comes out clean with just a few tiny crumbs your cake is done.

Note that the top of the pound cake will crack but don’t let that be of concern because it’s only on the surface of the cake.

Optional Keto Lemon Icing

After the cake was baked and allowed to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. I unmolded the cake onto a cake rack and then allowed the cake to cool completely for about 20 minutes. Once I sampled the cake I took a moment to rejoice. I was in awe that the much-requested cake had finally manifested. I then went back to the kitchen and created a keto lemon icing to help celebrate its arrival. Don’t ask me why. But for some reason, I  wanted a tangy lemon icing on our first coconut flour cake. And guess what? It was amazing. You will thank me for this keto lemon glaze. Can I tell you, don’t be surprised by the deluge of coconut flour recipes that will come as a result of this recipe. Because after seeing this cake, I refuse to be intimidated by coconut flour again. Stay tuned as I bravely make more options with this alternative flour.

Keto Coconut Flour Cream Cheese Pound Cake Slices
Keto Cream Cheese Coconut Flour Pound Cake Slices

I sure hope you will give this recipe for Keto Cream Cheese Coconut Flour Pound Cake a try. Once you do, make sure you remember to tag us on Instagram and Facebook. It’s what keeps this girl encouraged to keep sharing and perfecting her recipes. Do remember to also check out our Amazon Store for recommendations. You might be surprised by how many great keto options are at your disposal.

Jesus and Keto Lifestyle

  Let me explain why we think you should consider combining it with the Christian faith for optimal transformation. As Christians Randy and discovered that in order to find true victory in all areas of our lives, we needed to make sure that our walk with talk fully aligned.  And this included the way we ate.

We could no longer believe God for healing but ignore our responsibility in taking care of the very place the Holy Spirit chooses to abide. For too long we ignored our role and it was affecting our health detrimentally. In a bold move in January of 2014, we decided to make our keto lifestyle a fast unto the Lord. What we learned has transformed our lives in ways we could have never imagined.

Our decision to combine our Christian faith with the keto lifestyle has not only given us greater health, but our walk with Christ has also grown. I encourage you to open your hearts and minds to the same possibility. Perhaps being in a state of ketosis isn’t just beneficial to your health goals, maybe when our bodies are running optimally we can hear the promptings of the Holy Spirit more clearly.

You can read more here about our Jesus and Ketones lifestyle. Visit our about page to understand our personal journey and why we’ve made the decision to follow Jesus and combine it with the Keto lifestyle for greater transformation. Feel free to reach out to us personally to answer any of your questions.

Consider joining our Facebook page and private Facebook group for added support. It has become our life mission to share what we have learned. It’s our prayer that our testimony will help others find victory in their spirit, mind, and body. Please consider praying for us as we believe God for open doors to be able to share this message with other churches.

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Keto Cream Cheese Coconut Flour Pound Cake

Keto Cream Cheese Coconut Flour Pound Cake

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

Keto Cream Cheese Coconut Flour Pound Cake is a cream cheese pound cake recipe that is low in carbs and keto-friendly. This cake uses coconut flour. It's the perfect option for individuals who want a low carb cream cheese pound cake recipe but who are allergic to almond flour.


Keto Coconut Flour Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Keto Lemon Glaze (Optional)


  1. Allow your eggs, cream cheese, butter to come to room temperature.
  2. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Grease your 10-inch loaf pan generously with butter. 
  4. In a medium-sized bowl combine your coconut flour, baking powder, sea salt. Set aside.
  5. In a large bowl using a handheld electric mixer or a standup mixer beat together the room temperature butter, cream cheese, sugar substitute, vanilla extract until light and fluffy.
  6. To this butter and cream cheese mixture add the 8 eggs one at a time. Making sure to scrape the bowl several times. Note that due to a large number of eggs the mixture will not fully combine, this is normal once you add the dry ingredients to this wet mixture, the ingredients will come together perfectly. 
  7. To the wet ingredients slowly add all the dry ingredients on a low mixing setting. Making sure to scrape the bowl a couple of times. 
  8. Once the two mixtures are fully combined stop using the electric mixture and fold in the 1/2 cup of sour cream gently. Making sure the sour cream gets fully incorporated into the batter but being careful to not over mix.
  9. Note that the batter will be very thick and fluffy. This is the normal texture when using coconut flour exclusively in a recipe. 
  10. Spread the cake batter into the greased loaf pan.
  11. Bake the cake for 1 1/4-1 1/2 hours, that's 75-90 minutes. At the 1-hour baking, point check your cake for doneness with a toothpick. If not done allow the cake to bake for the necessary additional time. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick and if it comes out clean with just a tiny amount of cake crumb your cake will be completely baked. 
  12. Allow your cooked cake to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before unmolding. Once your cake is unmolded allow the cake to cool on a baking rake for 20 minutes.
  13. While the cake bakes make the optional lemon icing.

Keto Lemon Icing

  1. Comine all the ingredients in the icing except the grated lemon peel.
  2. To the fully cooled cake add the optional icing by drizzling to the top of the cake. Sprinkle the top of the glaze with the grated lemon peel. 


Note the recipe nutrition facts does not factor in the optional lemon icing. If you opt to use the icing add one more carb to the net carbs.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 217 Total Fat: 19.9g Saturated Fat: 11.4g Cholesterol: 169mg Sodium: 170mg Carbohydrates: 1.7g Fiber: 0.6g Sugar: 0.4g Protein: 6.1g
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  1. I made this pound cake with lemon glaze tonight and it was AMAZING! Thank you so much for sharing!
  2. Hello Hilda! Thank you for this recipe!!! My husband can't eat nuts because he gets awful kidney stones. Nuts contribute to oxalate formation and we need to stay as far away as possible from them. So finding this and your faith in Jesus is just a WIN WIN for me. Thank you for publishing and experimenting and creating!!
  3. Jenn coulibaly
    This looks delicious! I am excited to try it out. In your opinion, can we use any sugar substitute or the one that is linked to the post? I have stevia instead of the swerve. Would this turn out ok?Blessings!Jenn C.
    • Hi Jenn, Stevia can certainly be used. I am just partial to the taste of Swerve. Personally, I find the aftertaste of stevia too strong. But if your ok with it. Use what’s in your cupboard darling. Be sure to rate the recipe once you do. Blessings right back at ya.
    • This turned out SO yummy! I shared with some coworkers in the office. I'm also making it again for my annual scrapbooking weekend this weekend with friends! Cant rave about this anymore. It's a must try!!!
      • Hi Jenn! Yay so glad you enjoyed our keto coconut flour pound cake. I just love how much lower in carbs it is. Thanks for taking the time to leave an encouraging comment. God Bless!
  4. I don’t understand how long to bake for? Not sure what 11/4-11/2 means??
  5. I hope the lack of sugar substitute won't affect the outcome. The ingredients called for it, but the instructions did not and I was following on my phone and missed it until I put it in the oven!
  6. How long would I cook it for if it made cupcakes?
    • Hi Melissa! When I've made this into cupcakes it's taken between 25 to 30 minutes. You can check at 20 minutes to determine if it needs to be baked a little longer. Enjoy darling.
  7. Elizabeth Montgomery
    So when you have the cabs listed, is it total or net? I am type 2 diabetic and need to count total cabs. Also I made the coconut flour cornbread last night. Delicious. Thank you so much for the recipe. God Bless you. He has blessed us thru you. I tried to give 5 stars but it wouldn't let me.
    • Hi Elizabeth, I show the all the nutritional facts so you see the total carbs and then people can subtract the fiber if they so choose to. I am so happy my recipes are blessing you. BTW the five star rating is showed up. Thanks for this.
  8. I've made this two times in the last 12 hours, and both times it has flowed over the top of the loaf pan and is not cooking all the way through. A little help?
    • Hi Sara, sorry to hear this. If you see in the pictures its a very thick batter and should not be runny. So I'm not sure what could be causing this for you. If you follow me on Instagram you'll see that people have tagged me with this recipe a number of times.
    • Barbara McCartney
      I had that happen too, thought it was because I added blueberries! I put a sheet pan under it and turned the temp down to 325 and draped foil over the top because the top was turning very dark but still loose inside. Came out great :) Thanks for the recipe it is wonderful GB
  9. This is the most delicious and moist cake ever. My flowed over in the pan too right away so I just took it out and separated into 2 pans. It might be because I forgot and mixed the sour cream in too early. But both pans came our great. I also added cream cheese to the topping. It was to die for. Thanks for this amazing recipe. Learning to made stuff like this reminds me of how much easier it will be to stay on keto.
    • I’m glad you enjoyed it. I will update the recipe so that people can bake two pound cakes. Apparently the 10inch pan I have works fine but I understand that every brand can be a little different. The cake will also half very easily.
  10. Another sensational recipe, Hilda! It yielded 22 cupcakes that only took 20 minutes to bake. I didn't have time to wait on the pound cake loaf to bake, so I pulled out my muffin tin. I also have a mini-bundt cake tin. Each well took slightly less than 1/3 cup of batter. I had a little bit of overflow with 1/3 cup, so I might try 1/4 cup next time. I used my 1/3 c. measure cup to portion everything so they would come out uniformly.They didn't need any glaze, either. They were perfect just like they are. I think for some variety, though, I might either make some chocolate drizzle or ganache as an optional topping. The lemon glaze is already fabulous, no doubt!It's so nice to have a basic recipe that offers so much versatility. Thanks again for another delicious recipe. My husband can continue his "Hilda Pound Cake Ministry" at the prison where he works. <3
    • Hi Darling! So thrilled you enjoyed the coconut flour pound cake. It was my prayer to be able to share a nut-free option that would serve as basic cake. You can certainly have fun customizing it. Thanks for always encouraging me sis. God bless you both for the work you do in the Kingdom.
  11. Thanks for this wonderful recipe Hilda! My husband has now asked for a chocolate version - do you have a recipe for chocolate? I saw your option with an almond flour base but not coconut (yet!) Thanks much.
    • Awwwww Jen, tell the hubs since he asked I’ll make it a priority to make it happen. In the meantime add the chocolate ganache from the chocolate one and say a prayer for me. Glad you pointed it out because had you not I may have not thought to do so 😉
  12. This looks amazing. You are an inspiration; I love the Bible verses you bring into your recipes. What a blessing. God bless you.
  13. Kelly Higgins
    Anyone that has made this....Is it grainy? When i cook with Almond flour its always grainy like cornbread. As a texture girl I cant get past it.
  14. Hi, I can’t wait to make this. My son can’t have nuts so this is perfect! Can I use a regular bundt pan instead of a loaf pan? I only have a small loaf pan.
  15. Greetings, I made this cake and it’s so good. I’m so happy you created this recipe. Since making my change to the Keto Lifestyle, I’ve made several foods with almond flour; but, I don’t care for the taste. So it was nice to try a cake with the coconut flour. It’s awesome. Thank you. Be Blessed🙏🏾
    • Hi Karen, so happy to hear that you enjoyed this recipe. I am trying to create more recipes that use coconut flour so that people have choices. Thanks for stopping by to encourage me. Blessings.
  16. Made this wonderful pound cake in 9 x 13 Pyrex dish. I made the recipe for the lemon glaze and spread very thin. Baked 40 minutes. Thankful for your coconut flour recipes.
    • Awesomeness Elizabeth! Glad you enjoyed the recipe. It's my hope to continue to create more recipes that are made with coconut flour for those of you either need nut-free options or simply prefer them. Thanks for stopping by to encourage me with your lovely comment.
  17. I make this all the time and it is great! I change up the flavor by adding different extracts. So yummy
  18. I just made your Almond Flour recipe and it is very good! I did it in muffin pans. Can I do this coconut flour recipe in muffin pans as well, and if so how many muffins should I spread it into?
  19. This recipe made two loaves and it's delicious!!! 😋 Thank you for the inspiration! I made it in my latest edition of #TheKetoChef
  20. Sabrina Henry
    I almost never read the article for a recipe unless it's a tricky one. I'm so glad I read yours! It's God's way of letting me know he's still with me...;) God bless you and your food!
  21. Connie Blakely
    I made this and everyone loved it! Thank you so much for the recipe! God bless you.
  22. How much is one serving like in ounces
  23. Christine Fatima Adraincem
    Thank you for the recipe, it looks good and taste so good
  24. Just made this today and its SO good! Its so hard finding Keto baking recipes that don't have almond flour and this one is so yummy! Definitely going in my recipe box!!
  25. God bless you 🙏 for this recipe
  26. This was awesome! I cannot believe how little carbs it contains. It absolutely takes care of my sweet cravings and I feel guilt free when I have it. Thank you!
  27. Made this tonight and it was done in 75 minutes but the center sunk. The top browned very quickly so I put a sheet of foil over the top but the center sunk Flavor is great
  28. I made this today I used aluminum loaf pans the recipe made two I made the lemon glaze with swerve confectionery sugar I might have used a little too much than recipe said cause it didn't drizzle was like frosting I haven't tried it yet but smells so good
  29. I made this last night and this morning we sliced it and sautéed the piece to make “French toast”, it was pretty good! We only added butter and cinnamon on top. Thank you for the recipe, I will definitely be making this again!
  30. I was very skeptical on trying another coconut recipe again, due to it alway being to moist to the point of a wet consistency. When I made this pound cake, I was blown away on how it taste almost identical to regular pound cake. You have save lives for people who are starting keto and want to enjoy sweet dessert again. Thank you!
  31. I tried this recipe without the icing.. Except, I added an additional 1/4 stick of butter and 1/2 cup of coconut milk (as a made another cake that was coconut flour based, that ended up dry once it cooled).. It turned out beautifully..Since I had seen comments about overflowing, I put a cookie sheet under it but it didn't overflow or anything.. I'm having a piece warm out of the oven now.. I'll have to update once it's all cool..
  32. I think mine did not come out right. The texture was great. I had some stevia in the raw that’s i been meaning to use, so I used it as the sugar. Used the amount noted but it was not sweet at all, is the right? Maybe it’s the stevia, going to try it out again with swerve. I want to start using coconut flour because almond flour is getting crazy expensive.
  33. Traci Moore
    Wow! This has wonderful texture. I should have used a slightly larger bread pan as it did grow over the sides a bit. I lined it with parchment which helped a lot in the removal. This is delicious and tastes like the real thing to me.
  34. Hi Hilda, I made the coconut flour pound cake and it was so good! I added the ingredients to my Carb Manager app and I can’t get the net carbs to be lower than 4 g per piece. Would love to know what I’m doing wrong!
    • Hi Valerie, I suspect that you are including the sweetener in your count. Because it has zero impact on sugar levels the vast majority of keto recipe creators leave it out of the equation. That and the fact that every carb tracker is slightly different. If this is your go-to choice I would just go with those numbers so that you stay within your daily macros.
  35. Please tell me this is sweeter and taste close to real pound cake. I have tried so many disappointing recipes for keto Im just done. Hoping its better.
    • Hi Suzanne, I tend to make my desserts on the sweeter side to get as close to their sugar counterparts. Those who have been doing keto for a length of time will usually reduce the amount of sweetener in a recipe. But my goal is to imitate as much as possible the traditional recipes that inspired it. I hope this helps. Have you tried our almond flour pound cream cheese pound cake? It's a favorite in the keto community for this very reason. This is the coconut flour version.
  36. Carol Bentley
    I accidentally put my sugar substitute in with my coconut flour and baking soda and salt can I go ahead and use it or do I need to throw it away ?
    • Hi Carol, ingredients need to be mixed in a certain order but I would attempt to make rather than to toss your ingredients. The other issue is that you mentioned baking soda, the recipe calls for baking powder. Just try but keep in mind you probably won’t get the same results.

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