This keto cinnamon cake recipe is moist, buttery, and flat-out decadent. It’s a low carb cinnamon cake that delivers all the flavor minus all the sugar and carbs.
Made with a combination of almond flour and coconut flour, it has the perfect crumb.
This sugar-free cinnamon cake is great for brunch or any time you want to share an extra special treat for family gatherings.
Keto Cinnamon Cake
This recipe for low carb cinnamon bundt cake uses a combination of butter and cream cheese in the batter making it a very moist and tender cake.
It also features a cinnamon sugar swirl that makes it a keto cinnamon roll cake. This recipe gives you all the flavor you enjoy in a cinnamon roll made easily in a cake.
If that’s not enough the cake also boasts a cream cheese icing that further mimics the flavor.
Making this sugar-free cinnamon cake in a bundt pan makes things easier and it’s stellar looking dessert that even your non-keto folks will rave about.
Honestly, it’s a cross between a keto coffee cake and keto pound cake a truly winning combination!
How To Make A Low Carb Cinnamon Cake
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This keto cinnamon roll cake comes together quickly and the layer of cinnamon swirl will fill your home with the sweet smell of cinnamon that no air-freshener could touch.
All these qualities make it a perfect keto dessert to share with cinnamon loving guests, especially since even non-keto folks will swoon for this cake.
The following are the ingredients you’ll need, note that the full printable recipe is at the bottom of the post.
- Almond flour, finely milled
- Coconut flour
- Sugar-substitute, Lakanto granulated
- Unsalted butter browned and allowed solidify
- Vanilla extract
- Full fat cream cheese, softened
- Egg, room temperature
- Heavy whipping cream, room temperature
- Ground cinnamon powder, I use Saigon for the quality
- Baking powder
- Sea salt
You’ll need just a few tools to make this recipe most of which you hopefully already have on hand.
The only tools you’ll need are an electric mixer, bowl, bundt pan.
Let me also mention that the type of bundt pan you use is important. Not all are created equal and after awhile 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.
Sugar- Substitute Options
When it comes to choosing which sugar-substitute to use for this cinnamon swirl keto cake, I have some options for you. My two favorite granulated sugar substitutes for this recipe are Lakanto Monk Fruit or 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 recipe since it’s a much sweeter option.
Lastly, if you can’t easily find a more natural sugar substitute you can also use Splenda. You will want to use the Splenda that has a bulking agent. It’s the one that comes in larger bags. 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
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Keto Cinnamon Cake
- 2 1/2 cups finely milled almond flour, measured and sifted
- 1 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup softened unsalted butter, plus two tablespoons to grease the pan
- 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar substitute, Lakanto monk fruit
- 8 ounces full fat cream cheese, softened
- 5 eggs, room temperature
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, room temperature
- 1/2 cup of chopped pecans (optional topping)
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon powder
- 1/4 cup of granulated sugar substitute
Keto Cream Cheese Icing
- 3/4 cup of confectioners sugar substitute
- 4-5 tablespoons of heavy cream
- 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
- 2 ounces of full-fat cream cheese softened
- 1/4 cup of softened unsalted butter
- In a small bowl combine the granulated sugar-substitute and cinnamon powder. Set aside
Keto Cinnamon Cake
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then using softened butter liberally butter the 12-cup bundt pan.
- Measure and sift the almond flour and set aside. Don't skip this step as it helps produces the best cake texture.
- In a medium bowl, combine the coconut flour, baking powder, and salt. Then add the sifted almond flour to the bowl and set aside.
- In a large bowl using an electric mixer cream the softened cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract, and sugar substitute. Beat until fully combined and light and fluffy.
- 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.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix well with your electric mixer set to low.
- Lastly, fold in the heavy cream.
- Add half the batter to the prepared bundt pan.
- Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on the surface of the cake.
- Next, add the remainder of the batter to the pan.
- Bake in the middle rack of the oven for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean but is still moist.
- Cool for 10 minutes on a baking rack and then invert onto a serving plate.
- Add the cream cheese icing once the cake is fully cooled. If adding the chopped pecans sprinkle them over the surface of the cake.
Keto Cream Cheese Icing
- In a medium-sized bowl using an electric mixer beat the cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract, salt, and confectioner's sugar substitute. Mix until well combined.
- Next, add heavy cream one tablespoon at a time and beat until smooth. If the icing is to thick simply add more heavy cream one tablespoon at a time.
Using a well-greased bundt pan is important to make sure the cake releases well from the pan.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 250Total Fat: 19.3gSaturated Fat: 8.7gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 115mgCarbohydrates: 7.5gNet Carbohydrates: 3.6gFiber: 3.9gSugar: .1gProtein: 6g