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Keto Cherry Bundt Cake

This keto cherry bundt cake is flat-out delicious. It’s a buttery bundt cake that is studded with bright, fresh tart cherries and features a pink cherry vanilla icing that makes the perfect keto dessert.

Whether you are looking for a cherry cake to enjoy as a snack or a cake for special occasions, this is the recipe for you.

It’s a cherry cake for anyone on a low-carb or keto diet, but even those who aren’t can enjoy its rich flavor and moist texture.

If you’re a fan of cherries, you should also check out our keto cherry coffee cake, and our keto cherry ice cream recipe for more tasty recipes.

And don’t forget to also visit our entire collection of keto cakes!

Keto Cherry Bundt Cake

Keto cherry bundt cake
Keto cherry bundt cake

This pound cake recipe calls for finely milled almond flour, coconut flour, unsalted butter, eggs, cream cheese, sugar substitute, vanilla and cherry extract, baking powder, sea salt, heavy whipping cream, and fresh or frozen cherries.

It’s a cherry bundt cake that has a buttery crumb and is packed with delicious flavor.

At only 4.9 grams of net carbs, it’s the kind of cake you’ll want to make when cherries hit the grocery stores.

Ingredients Needed For A Keto Cherry Cake

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keto cherry cake ingredients
keto cherry cake ingredients

The following are the ingredients you’ll need for this gluten-free cherry cake; note that the full printable recipe card is at the bottom of the post. 

Tools Needed

keto cherry cake baked in a bundt pan
keto cherry cake baked in a bundt pan

You’ll need just a few tools to make this keto cherry pound cake recipe, most of which you hopefully already have on hand. 

The only tools you’ll need are an electric mixer, bowl, and bundt pan.

Let me also mention that the type of bundt pan you use is essential. Not all are created equal, and after a while, bundt pans don’t release the cakes well, so investing in a good one is worth the tiny investment.

I use a CasaWare’s brand because it has a granite ceramic that makes for easy-release baking. 

However, if you opt to use a 9 x 13-inch pan, I personally like the ceramic nonstick ones.

How To Make A Keto Cherry Bundt Cake

keto cherry bundt cake process pictures
keto cherry bundt cake process pictures

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To make this low carb cherry bundt cake, you’ll need to preheat your oven to 350 degrees and use two tablespoons of softened butter to liberally butter a 12-cup bundt pan.

Then you’ll pit and chop the cherries and set them aside.

Next, measure and sift the almond flour and set it aside. The extra step of sifting helps produce the best cake texture.

Then, in a medium bowl, combine the coconut flour, baking powder, and salt, and then add the sifted almond flour to the bowl and set it aside.

In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream the softened cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract, cherry extract, and sugar substitute until thoroughly combined and light and fluffy.

Add the eggs one at a time, being sure to combine well after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

Then, slowly add the dry ingredients and mix well with your electric mixer set to low. Fold in the heavy cream and chopped cherries.

Add the batter to the greased bundt pan; note that the batter is quite thick and is to be expected.

Bake the cake in the middle rack of the oven for 45-55 minutes until the top of the cake is golden brown or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Allow the cake to cool on a baking rack for about 20 minutes before unmolding it onto a cake stand or platter.

Once the cake is on the cake stand, allow it to cool for another 10 minutes or so before pouring the icing over the surface of the bundt cake.

To make the keto vanilla icing, beat cream cheese and the confectioner’s sugar substitute in a medium-sized bowl using an electric mixer.

Add the heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Feel free to add additional tablespoons of heavy cream if the icing is too thick.

If you want the icing to be pink, add the red food coloring and stir well until the frosting is a light pink hue. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to five days or freeze for up to three weeks.

low-carb cherry bundt cake
low-carb cherry bundt cake

Sugar- Substitute Options

When it comes to choosing which sugar substitute to use for this cherry sugar-free cake, I have some options for you. 

My two favorite granulated sugar substitutes for this recipe are Lakanto Monk Fruit and Swerve.

You could also use the stevia and erythritol-based brand Pyure. But if using Pyure, you will want to use 1/2 the amount called for in this cake recipe since it’s a much sweeter option.

Lastly, if you can’t find a more natural sugar substitute, you can also use Splenda. 

I don’t recommend Splenda Bake because it’s actually half sugar half sucralose product and will be too high in carbs to be considered keto-friendly 

However, when it comes to the keto pink icing for this bundt cake, you will have to use a confectioner’s sugar substitute. Both Lakanto and Swerve have great ones.

Can You Have Cherries On Keto?

fresh cherries in a colander bowl
fresh cherries in a colander bowl

If you are wondering if cherries can be eaten while doing keto, the short answer is that you can but in moderation. 

Although most fruits are high in carbohydrates due to the natural sugar, it’s possible to enjoy cherries while doing a ketogenic diet as long as you only consume them in small amounts.

The key to being able to enjoy higher-carb fruit is to plan your meals so that you do not go over your daily allotted carbs. This way, you won’t feel deprived and stay committed to your keto diet easily. 

That being said, cherries are high in nutrition and antioxidants and are a great source of fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and polyphenols. I wouldn’t advocate just snacking on them since it will be hard to eat just a few. 

Using fresh cherries sparingly in a baked good is a nice way to enjoy seasonal fruit and not go overboard. 

Why Does Almond Extract Taste Like Cherry?

If you can’t easily source cherry extract, almond extract can be used as a substitute for in this recipe.

What gives the primary flavor to almond extract is benzaldehyde, which has a unique almond-like taste and scent.

Interestingly, benzaldehyde can also exhibit a subtle fruity and floral character, leading some individuals to perceive almond extract as having a slight hint of cherry flavor.

Here’s how almond extract can serve as a substitute for cherry extract:

  1. Similar Sweetness: Almond extract has a natural sweetness that can mimic the sweetness of a cherry extract. It can contribute to the overall flavor balance of a recipe in a similar way.
  2. Complementary Flavor: While almond extract doesn’t taste exactly like cherries, its nutty and aromatic flavor can complement many recipes for cherry extract. The combination of almond extract with other ingredients can create a harmonious flavor profile.
  3. Versatility: Almond extract is a common flavoring agent used in various desserts and baked goods. Its versatility allows it to blend well with different ingredients, making it a suitable substitute in recipes that call for cherry extract.

To use the almond extract as a substitute for cherry extract, replace it in equal amounts: Substitute the cherry extract with the same quantity of almond extract. For example, if a recipe calls for one teaspoon of cherry extract, use one teaspoon of almond extract instead.

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Keto Cherry Bundt Cake

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Additional Baking Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

This keto cherry bundt cake is a showstopper. It's a buttery keto cake that is studded with fresh cherries. A keto-friendly cherry cake that is sugar-free, gluten-free, and flat-out delicious.

Ingredients

Keto Vanilla Icing

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Using the two tablespoons of softened butter liberally butter the 12-cup bundt pan.
  2. Pit and chop the cherries and set them aside.
  3. Measure and sift the almond flour and set it aside. Don't skip this step as it helps produces the best cake texture.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the coconut flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the sifted almond flour to the bowl and set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream the softened cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract, cherry extract, and sugar substitute. Beat until thoroughly combined and light and fluffy.
  6. Next, add the eggs one at a time, being sure to combine well after each addition. And scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  7. Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix well with your electric mixer set to low.
  8. Next, fold in the heavy cream.
  9. Lastly, fold in the chopped cherries.
  10. Add the batter to the prepared bundt pan. Note that the batter is quite thick.
  11. Bake in the middle rack of the oven for 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean but is still moist.
  12. Allow the cake to cool on a baking rack for about 20 minutes before unmolding the cake onto a cake stand or a platter.
  13. Once the cake is on the cake stand, allow it to cool for another 10 minutes or so before pouring the icing over the surface of the bundt cake.
  14. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for five days or freeze for up to three weeks.

Keto Vanilla Icing

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, the confectioner's sugar substitute.
  2. Add the heavy whipping cream, the vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Add additional tablespoons of heavy cream if the icing is too thick. If you are wanting the icing to be pink, add the red food coloring and stir well until the frosting is a light pink hue.


Notes

If baking in a 9 x 13-inch pan, bake the cherry cake for 30-35 minutes in a 350-degree oven.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 270Total Fat: 22.6gSaturated Fat: 10.3gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 120mgCarbohydrates: 8.9gNet Carbohydrates: 4.9gFiber: 4gSugar: .3gProtein: 6.2g

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