The Best Low Carb Keto Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Low Carb LCHF Cream Cheese Pound Cake

It’s a recipe for low carb keto cream cheese pound cake. It’s the number one pinned keto cream cheese pound cake. Birthed out of our need to replace our family’s traditional favorite.

This girl wanted a low carb LCHF cream cheese pound cake. In other words, I wanted a keto pound cake that could pass for the real thing.

Isn’t this what everyone wants?

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In my book, an easy low carb keto cream cheese pound cake is a must.  Because it just makes staying on track that much easier.

Back when I used to bake with regular high-carb flour, I made a mean cream cheese pound cake. In fact,  it was a favorite with our family and friends.

Probably, because I would make it for birthdays, holidays, and anytime I needed a quick basic cake.

It was truly my go-to pound cake recipe. So I knew a low carb keto cream cheese pound cake recipe needed to make an entrance if I wanted to give this low carb keto diet a fair chance to become a lifestyle.

Can I tell you that when I first started baking low carb keto those in my family who were not on board, mourned the loss of my traditional baking?

I remember being begged for me to bring back my old family favorites. “Tia (auntie) can you just make us one last regular treat?”

But I decided pretty early on that I could not in good faith share high carb options after understanding the ramifications of eating this way.

It was tough hearing them constantly requesting high carb options.

Which is why I was determined to get good at baking low carb keto or risk the scorn of the family.

LOL, I know this sounds dramatic but you don’t know how spoiled I had them with my traditional baking.

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Making A Keto Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Can I confess that my first attempts at converting my high carb family favorites into keto friendly ones were an epic fail?

They were so bad that I made sure to toss the evidence before anyone could request a taste.

More than a few times,  I would have hubby walk into the kitchen and say “I thought I smelled something baking”? To which I would quickly reply, trust me it was NOT edible, as I wiped my tears of frustration.

Thankfully, this girl didn’t give up on the idea of baking with low carb keto ingredients. There were lots of tears and many prayers before I finally understood the science behind this way of baking.

With lots of practice came more confidence and the reason why I finally decided to convert my traditional high carb pound cake. I wanted my keto cream cheese pound cake good enough to share with even non-veto people.

Low Carb Cream Cheese Pound Cake, A Community Favorite

My Low Carb LCHF Cream Cheese Pound Cake has made a bit of a splash in the keto community.  In fact, my low keto pound cake has been shared over 290K times and I get tagged on social media on a regular basis.

More Keto Cream Cheese Pound Cakes

Update: We now have a Keto Cream Cheese Chocolate Pound Cake Recipe. It’s a rich decadent low carb treat too. Plus we also have a Keto Cream Cheese Coconut Flour Pound Cake allowing those who can’t have almond flour but can have coconut flour to also enjoy our popular cream cheese pound cake.

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

And perfect for the Fall season we have a Keto Cream Cheese Pumpkin Cake recipe!

This keto cream cheese pound cake will always have a special place in my heart since it was my first recipe to go viral, a true sign of God’s grace over my life. Because I had little to no clue what blogging entailed when it did.

NOTE: This is the original recipe so don’t be fooled by the imitators who are trying to pass my recipe as their own.

Although I think it’s safe to say that our Low Carb Cream Cheese Pound Cake Recipe is a keeper, it’s humbling to see how much our easy low carb keto cream cheese pound cake has been shared.

I am so grateful that the community has embraced my little recipe and that it’s helping people stay on course.

From the very beginning, I started blogging as a way to assist people in their keto lifestyle.

My desire is to help you avoid the struggles that we encountered in the beginning. To give you practical tips and easy low carb recipes while staying true to my Christian faith.

Coming Up With A Perfect Low Carb Alternative

Before my traditional cream cheese pound cake had a major makeover, I remember how my brother-in-law Paul, almost single-handedly ate my freshly baked cream cheese pound cake.

He kept raving how it was the best cake he had ever had. It was a sight to see for sure as he served himself piece after piece.

However, Paul is a type 2 diabetic and eating that many carbs were the last thing he needed.

BUT the truth is we all loved that regular cream cheese pound cake. Perhaps a little too much.

It was time I gave my family and friends a healthy low carb keto option that was not only delicious but wouldn’t cause an unnecessary sugar spike.

I must admit that I still loved all the oohs and aahs that my traditional baking used to bring. Which is why I was pretty determined to get this keto baking thing right.

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The Birth Of Something Special

I was now on a mission and I was determined to find a way to enjoy a low carb keto cream cheese pound cake treat without pushing us out of ketosis.

When you choose to burn ketones (fat) for fuel and not glucose (sugar), a high carb cheat can spell disaster.

As I began to understand how low carb flours worked I decided it was time to recreate a true pound cake experience, you know that rich buttery flavor we all crave?

There was no way I would be denied. Well, this personality streak truly paid off this time.

Making Healthy Keto Recipes Easy

It was so rewarding to see that I was able to create healthy low carb keto recipes that I could proudly share with everyone.

My criteria for success is that it be good enough that even my non-keto friends and family will enjoy.

So If you looking for easy low carb keto recipes, you’ve come to the perfect place.

My recipes are made simple on purpose. You won’t find many elaborate recipes here, just delicious low carb keto options made with simple easy to find ingredients.

If you’re a fan of pound cakes, consider trying my Keto Mocha Swirl Pound Cake and My Keto Lemon Pound Cake that were both inspired by this recipe. 

Giving Back To The Community

My blog is my way to give back to the community. When I first started my keto journey good recipes were hard to come by. This is because a low carb keto diet was not as well-known.

I longed for easy low carb gluten-free recipes, but all I kept finding was recipes that had ingredients I had never heard of and instructions that required some sort of formal training.

It was challenging enough to learn the keto lifestyle, I didn’t need to feel defeated by my attempts to cook this way.

I try to give my readers the recipes that they can make with just a few key ingredients.  I truly believe it’s possible to enjoy low carb keto foods without the fuss of a bunch of complicated items or steps.

Spirit, Mind, and Body

You should know that I am also a community group pastor.  Which simply means it’s my desire to see people whole in spirit, mind, and body, something I had to learn firsthand .after my health became seriously compromised.

It’s important to remember the value of each of these areas to be in complete harmony if we truly want to live our best life.

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Low Carb Keto Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
It's a recipe for low carb keto cream cheese pound cake. It's uses with almond flour allowing it to stay low in carbs and keto-friendly. This recipe is favorite in the low carb keto community.



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a medium sized bowl add the almond flour, baking powder, salt. Set aside
  3. In a large stand-up mixer or handheld electric beater, blend on high the butter with the sugar substitute until the mixture is light and fluffy and well incorporated.
  4. Next add the cream cheese and vanilla and mix well.
  5. Add the eggs one at a time making sure to mix well after each addition.
  6. Lastly, add dry ingredients: the almond flour, baking powder, salt and mix well until batter is fully combined.
  7. In a well-greased 8 inch cake pan or 8 inch loaf pan for 30 to 40 minutes until golden brown on top. Cake will be done once an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  8. If making cupcakes bake for 20-25 minutes. This makes 12 cupcakes

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This recipe doubles easily and freezes well.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 102 Total Fat: 9.6g Saturated Fat: 4.8g Cholesterol: 74mg Sodium: 124mg Carbohydrates: 1.2g Fiber: 0.3g Sugar: 0.3g Protein: 3.1g




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  1. I love the recepy and have made it twice just last week. It is so moist and light. I modify it a bit, instead of 3/4 cup sweetener I use 1 cup. I have also taken a third of the dough and mixed 100% cacao in to it. I filled the plain dough in a bundt cake form and topped it with the cacao mixture, then I drag a fork through up and down to create a marbled effect. I have also sprinkled walnuts or chopped pecans in to it before. You can turn this cake on to anything and not sacrifice moisture, I LOVE it. My daughter usually likes nothing Keto I make, specially baked stuff but this one I have to fight her for it. Since it is naturlly glutenfree she can eat it too.
  2. Dolores Martinez
    I made this recipe and followed all the ingredients and directions. The batter itself was yummy. Mine overflowed from my loaf pan and I used the size it indicated. It did seem like a lot of batter.. was I supposed to be able to make two loafs out of this better? I didn't want to waste all the ingredients so I ended up using a glass cake pan. I'm waiting for it to cool down overnight because I tried out this recipe so late but so far it tastes pretty good.
  3. Ashleigh Gwynn
    Should you use salted or unsalted butter in the batter?
  4. Susan Graham
    Hi Hilda! I withheld my excitement for this at first because I’ve gone through a number of Keto recipes that promised so much, only to be disappointed. So I tried this with a little fear and trembling, but what a surprise, I really, really like it! Just wanted to say thanks for not giving up on your determination to make Keto as enjoyable as the food we left behind. God bless!
    • Hi Susan, so thrilled you enjoyed the recipe Darling. It truly is my heart’s desire to be able to show people that the Keto Lifestyle is sustainable and that have some key recipes that actually deliver can make things so much easier. Thanks for stopping by and encouraging me with your lovely comment. Blessings
  5. Looked beautiful-completely raw in the center. I guess the outer part was cooked so nicely that it wiped the doughy batter off of the toothpick...:( it kills me to have throw that money in the trash! Do you think it may work to lower the temperature and bake it longer?
    • Hi Nat, Since every oven is a little different you may need to cook a little longer. Reducing the temp is an option but it'ss a shame you tossed the cake because you could have easily added some foil and popped back in the oven.
  6. I’ve made a LOT of Keto dessert recipes and this cake was, by far, the BEST! So close to the white flour/sugar version that I doubt I’d have known if I didn’t make it myself! I HIGHLY recommend! Btw...I baked mine in a bundt pan, scooped out some of the batter and threw in a little cocoa powder then swirled the chocolate batter into the other batter for a vanilla/chocolate marble version. SO. DANG. GOOD!!!
  7. Christine Rickert
    Made it this morning and I must say it’s a hit - hubby wants it a tad sweeter but we’ll, he can make it the next time! My question: it was only about 2-3 inches tall in the 8” loaf pan but yours looked taller. Is this correct? Can I add vital wheat gluten?
    • Hi Christine, Glad the hubs enjoyed the recipe. What’s great is that you can certainly add more sweetener or less. In fact, some people use this as a bread substitute removing all the sweetener. So you have options. If what you want is a taller loaf you could double the recipe and bake in a 10 inch pan. You’ll have to adjust the baking time by adding at least another 20 minutes. I would not add the vital wheat for several reasons. Number it’s got gluten and not a good option on keto plus it will change the recipe entirely require a major update. Hope my tips help.
  8. Did you double the recipe for the picture in this blog? Did you use the granular swerve in your recipe or a different sweetener and did you weigh the cream cheese to get the 3 1/2 oz or just use half the brick? Thanks I can not wait to try it but I am not having any luck liking any sweeteners yet...
    • Hi Amber, I did double the recipe for the picture. I used granulated Swerve and just used half of the cream cheese brick. Have you tried Lakanto’s Monk fruit? It’s my current favorite sugar substitute and can be used in all my recipes. Sharing my affiliate link in case you can ever want to try. It will give you a discount.
  9. Victoria O'Connor
    I made it this morning and at 30 minutes my baking wire came out clean so I took it out. It was high and fluffy at first then it deflated. It tastes good but it has a slight custardy consistency in the middle. Not sure why. Did yours deflate?
    • Hi Victoria, Baking with substitute flours can be a little tricky. However, a cake will certainly deflate if taken too soon out of the oven. My suggestion is to bake for 5 more minutes in your oven since every oven is a little different.
  10. I made these in a muffin pan today. My only modification was to do half almond and half coconut flour. I also didn’t have baking powder and that was no problem. Delicious!!!

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