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Keto Poppyseed Pound Cake

This keto poppy seed pound cake is moist, delicious, and sure to be a fast favorite for breakfast or dessert. It’s a keto lemon poppy seed pound cake that beautifully combines the flavor of lemon and the texture of poppy seeds.

Every bite of this keto cake delivers a zing of lemon and the perfect crunch courtesy of the poppy seeds. 

Using the base of our popular almond flour keto cream cheese pound cake, I was able to easily achieve a poppy seed cake that was not only low in carbs but guaranteed to be flat-out delicious!

If you’re needing a tree-nut-free option, you can use the base of our coconut flour keto cream cheese pound cake and then follow the other steps in this recipe.

Bottom line: I’ve given you no excuse as to why you can’t enjoy a poppy seed keto dessert.

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Keto Poppyseed Pound Cake

keto poppy seed lemon pound cake (GLUTEN-FREE)
keto poppy seed lemon pound cake

There is no denying that we here at FIT TO SERVE GROUP love our pound cakes, with a complete keto pound cakes collection as proof.

Honestly, it’s because pound cakes are not only easy to whip up but can be enjoyed with a simple cup of coffee and are fancied with some berries and whipped cream. It really is the perfect, no-fail keto dessert.

This will be the first time we make a keto-friendly poppy seed pound cake, and it’s incredibly moist and has the perfect crumb.

It’s a keto lemon pound cake that is elevated with the inclusion of poppy seeds.

I love how the lemon flavor is balanced with the rich taste of butter and how the use of both vanilla and lemon extract gives it a unique depth.

If that’s not enough, I have added a tiny amount of culinary lavender, which is totally optional, that takes it to even greater culinary heights. Add or leave out according to your personal taste.

Clocking in at 1.7 grams of net carbs, it’s a recipe that’s perfect for keto dieters since it’s a guilt-free treat.

But it’s also a great option to share during special occasions with even those not on a low-carb diet because it’s a mouth-watering cake everyone will enjoy!

Ingredients And Tools Needed For This Keto Poppy Seed Pound Cake 

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keto lemon poppy seed pound cake batter
keto lemon poppy seed pound cake batter

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The following are all the ingredients and tools needed: Note that the full printable recipe card is at the bottom of the post.

How To Make A Keto Poppy Seed Lemon Pound Cake

Keto poppy seed lemon pound cake ready to be glazed with lemon icing
Keto poppy seed lemon pound cake ready to be glazed with lemon icing

The best part is that making this gluten-free poppy seed pound cake is pretty straightforward.

Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Then, measure and sift the almond flour in a small bowl and set it aside.

In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, add the softened cream cheese and butter and beat on high until light and fluffy. To these wet ingredients, add the sugar substitute and combine well.

Then, add the eggs one at a time, ensuring they are fully incorporated.

Next, stir in the sifted almond flour, salt, baking powder, and lemon zest, and mix well. Stir in the lemon juice and lemon extract, and beat until the batter is fully mixed.

Fold in the poppy seeds and culinary lavender if you add them. Pour the cake batter into an 8 x 5-inch loaf pan or one 8-inch cake pan. Bake for 35–45 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

For the keto sweet lemon glaze, combine the confectioner’s sugar substitute with fresh lemon juice, and drizzle the glaze over the slightly warm cake.

Sprinkle the teaspoon of poppy seeds over the top of the pound cake. Allow the cake to fully cool on a cooling rack before slicing and enjoying.

Store leftovers in an airtight container or wrapped in plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 weeks.

Best Sugar-Substitutes For Sugar-Free Poppy Seed Pound Cake

keto poppy seed pound cake cooling on a baking rack
Keto poppy seed pound cake cooling on a baking rack

My top choice is a monk fruit/erythritol blend. My personal favorite is Lakanto’s brand. But you can also use Swerve an erythritol sugar substitute.

You could also use the stevia and erythritol-based brand Pyure for most of my baked low carb goods. However, if using Pyure, you will want to use half the amount called for in this recipe since it’s a much sweeter choice.

But if stevia is your preferred choice, then feel free to use the Pyure brand.

When it comes to icing, you will have to use a confectioner’s sugar substitute. Both Lakanto and Swerve have great ones.

Lastly, if you can’t easily source a more natural sugar substitute, you can also use Splenda with great success.

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Slices of homemade lemon poppy seed cake served on a white plate

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keto lemon poppy seed pound cake sliced and ready to serve

Keto Poppy Seed Lemon Pound Cake

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

This keto poppy seed pound cake combines the flavor of lemon and the texture of poppy seeds for one delicious low carb poppy seed pound cake!

Ingredients

Lemon Glaze Topping:

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, measure and sift the almond flour and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, add the softened cream cheese and butter and beat on high until light and fluffy.
  4. To this mixture, add the sugar substitute and combine well.
  5. Then, add the eggs one at a time, ensuring they are fully incorporated.
  6. Next, stir in the sifted almond flour, salt, baking powder, lemon zest and mix well.
  7. Stir in the lemon juice and lemon extract, and beat until the batter is fully mixed.
  8. Fold in the poppy seeds and culinary lavender if you choose to add.
  9. Pour cake batter into an 8 x 5-inch loaf pan or one 8-inch cake pan.
  10. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Allow the cake to cool on a baking rack for at least 15 minutes before drizzling the lemon glaze onto the pound cake.
  12. Sprinkle the teaspoon of poppy seeds over the top of the pound cake.
  13. Allow cake to fully cool before slicing and enjoying.
  14. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 weeks.

Keto Lemon Glaze

  1. Combine the confectioner's sugar substitute with fresh lemon juice.
  2. Drizzle the glaze over the slightly warm cake.

Notes

If you are wanting a tree nut-free option, you can make this keto coconut flour cream cheese pound cake as the base for this poppy seed cake.

If making the coconut flour version, note that it makes a slightly larger loaf a 10x5 inch option.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 328Total Fat: 29.8gSaturated Fat: 10.8gCholesterol: 150mgSodium: 158mgCarbohydrates: 4.2gNet Carbohydrates: 1.7gFiber: 2.5gSugar: 1.5gProtein: 5.3g

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