Favorite Keto Lemon Pound Cake

Keto lemon cream cheese pound cake

This keto lemon pound cake is a lemon lover’s dream. I love how It’s grain-free, sugar-free, gluten-free and keto-friendly yet has a bright lemony flavor that makes you think you’re cheating on keto.

It’s a low carb cream cheese pound cake that uses lemon juice, lemon extract, and lemon zest for maximum lemon flavor. 

This low carb lemon pound cake is made with almond flour but I also have a keto coconut cream cheese pound cake where I also used a lemon glaze. It’s a great option for those who cannot consume nuts.

Inspired by our popular keto cream cheese pound cake recipe.  This lemon version is sure to be well-loved too.  

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Keto lemon cream cheese pound cake
Keto lemon cream cheese pound cake

Keto Lemon Pound Cake

A lemon glazed pound cake seemed to always make an appearance at our family gatherings. Even when the meals where impromptu I always managed to whip up a quick pound cake and then topped it with a tangy lemon icing. The memories we made were, of course, sweeter than any dessert ever created.

Isn’t it amazing how we tend to associate certain foods with loved ones who have touched our lives? A lemon pound cake always reminds me of my sister-in-law’s mom, Regla.

Unfortunately, she was taken from us way too soon. Her love of the family and kitchen is certainly missed, yet always guarded close to our hearts.

My original lemon pound cake had loads of sugar. Although it was well-loved, once we went keto that cake had to be retired. I just could not in good conscience serve a cake that was so full of sugar after knowing firsthand the ramifications of having too many carbs in our diet.

So, this meant that I needed to create a delicious alternative for my loved ones and that it had to meet the family’s standard. Let’s just say I had spoiled them with my high carb treats and now I had to convince them that our decision to go keto was not going to intrude with a family favorite. 

I had been toying with the idea of giving this beloved recipe a makeover. I really wanted to bring this back to our family because it was tied to so many beautiful memories.

Thankfully, this recipe makeover turned out to be an instant hit with the family too. I just love that this sugar-free lemon cake can now be enjoyed by our family and still honor her memory. 

How To Make A Keto Lemon Pound Cake

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I’m going to share some of my keto baking tips with you to ensure your swirl pound cake turns out perfectly. Note that the full printable recipe is at the bottom of the page. 

The following are all the ingredients you’ll need note:

The following are the materials you’ll need:

Creating Memories That Last

The former recipe was made moist by pouring a lemon simple syrup to the cake after it was baked and fully cooled. My keto lemon pound cake also has a delicious lemon glaze but it also has lemon extract and a little lemon juice inside the batter before it’s baked for extra lemon flavor.

I can’t wait to share my low carb lemon pound cake recipe with you and my family. Creating foods that remind us of our loved ones is a way to continue to honor their memory.

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Keto Lemon Pound Cake

Keto Lemon Pound Cake

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

A deliciously rich keto lemon pound cake recipe. It’s a keto pound cake that’s topped with lemon glaze. It’s a recipe for Keto Lemon Pound Cake. It features a vanilla cream cheesecake base that is then topped with a tangy lemon glaze.

Ingredients

Lemon Glaze Topping:

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven 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 softnened cream cheese, butter and beat on high until light and fluffy.
  4. To this add the sugar substitute and combine well.
  5. Then add the 8 eggs one at a time, making sure that it is fully incorporated.
  6. Next stir in the sifted almond flour, salt, baking powder, lemon zest and mix well.
  7. Lastly, stir in the lemon juice, lemon extract and beat until the batter is fully mixed.
  8. Pour cake batter into two 8-inch loaf pans or one large 12 inch cake pan. (I used a spring-form pan to bake mine)
  9. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until an inserted tooth pick comes out clear.
  10. Allow the cake to cool on a baking rack for at least 20 minutes before drizling the lemon glaze to the pound cakes.
  11. Dust the fully cooled cake with sugar free confectioners’ sugar.

Keto Lemon Glaze

  1. Combine 1/2 cup of confectioners sugar substitute with 4 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice.
  2. Drizzle the glaze over the slightly warm cake.

Notes

This recipe can easily be halved to make one 8-inch pound cake or one 8-inch round cake.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 328 Total Fat: 29.8g Saturated Fat: 10.8g Cholesterol: 150mg Sodium: 158mg Carbohydrates: 4.2g Fiber: 2.5g Sugar: 1.5g Protein: 5.3g

 

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37 Comments

  1. I am sure I have missed this somewhere…do you recommend a certain brand of almond flour for baking? Some say certain brands achieve better results than others.

  2. Different Interests

    That is amazing how we associate foods with loved ones. My little sister always made lasagna for me when she would come home. It was her “secret” recipe she would always say. I never got the recipe out of her and have never had lasagna like hers. She too was taken at a very young age.

    • Life is not always easy, especially when we lose someone. Keeping their memory alive in our day to day life keeps them close by. Have an amazing Christmas ??

      • Different Interests

        I am very fortunate, we had the BEST Christmas we had ever had for last one here. The day after Christmas we were talking how we would not ever have a better Christmas then that one. Sadly we did not know she would be killed three days later.
        Twenty Seven years later now the tradition we started still continues. The only thing I have changed is the tags no longer say from Santa, her first name is used instead. No one knows who she is, where the gifts come from or anything. In my heart she is here with me each and every Christmas continuing on with a tradition we started in 1989.
        May you have a Blessed and Merry Christmas

      • Oh my goodness what a lovely tradition birthed out of such deep pain. Thank you for sharing. I am sure it will bless all who read it. ?

  3. Oh dang it! I literally just put your regular vanilla only pound cake batter in the oven! I even had all the lemon!

  4. Hi, I’ve been making your cake recipe for a couple of months now. I’ve changed out the lemon for other flavors and it always comes out yummy!
    I do have a question…what is the net carb count? I’ve stalled in my weight loss on my low carb diet so I’m back to counting carbs each day.
    Thank you for such a great reciipe!

  5. Tara Stringer

    Did I miss now many servings this recipe makes to have 2.3 carbs?

  6. Erin Moore

    Could this be made as cupcakes? How long would I bake them and should the temperature be the same?

  7. Erin Smith

    Please confirm the carb info on the nutritional panel. The total carbs is showing to be 1.9, yet fiber is 15.1?

    • fittoservegroup

      Hi Erin, Thanks for catching this error. Forgot the decimal point and boy does that make a difference Lol.;)

  8. This is yet another delicious winner! I have made your cream cheese pound cake several times. It’s always been so good but made me long for the lemon pound cake I grew up with in south Florida. This recipe filled that void to a tee.

    The only changes I made was no lemon juice in the glaze, and about half the amount for the cake. The lemons I had on hand were not as juicy as I had hoped. But it still came out tangy.

    The other change was to bake it in a 13 x 9 sheet cake. It yielded 16 very generous-sized pieces. This brought the carb count even lower per serving.

    My husband has taken the pound cake to work with him every day this week. He has shared some of it with co-workers who just flipped when they tasted it! It was a huge bonus for them to discover that it’s also keto. He told me that three people have asked for the recipe. Hopefully you will have even more subscribers soon because of an enthusiastic husband.

    • Hilda Solares

      Awwwwe Darling! This makes me sooo happy. I love that you customized it. Have you seen I have a chocolate and pumpkin and even one made with coconut flour? They are all based on the original. Thanks for stopping by and making my day with your lovely comment. 💞

      • Thanks for referencing the other flavors of pound cake. Yes, I scour your website for great recipes. They’ve always been amazing. I’m thinking about baking the chocolate pound cake with chocolate ganache next.

        My husband told me today that his co-workers have decided that I’m lying about the cake being keto! The texture, flavor, crumb, sweetness of the cake couldn’t be something “healthy” or a “diet” dessert – couldn’t be!

        Every day he’s come home and told me about the admiration of his co-workers for this lemon pound cake. He The New Kid at work, so the cake has been a real ice breaker for him, too.

        Guess this man is going into the cake ministry! LOL

      • Ha,ha,ha cake ministry! Donna, I just realized who I was writing to darling. I pray all is well with you. You need to give me a ring soon. Would love to pray with you and catch up.

  9. This is another great recipe. It really hits the spot when craving something sweet.

  10. Just made it today so we can have for dessert tonight and let me just say, it’s FANTASTIC!!!! So lemony, so moist and so delicious! I’ve been desperate for low carb desserts and this one is the bomb dot com!!!! TY and God bless!

  11. Can this be made in a bundt cake pan?

  12. So do you add the lemon extract or not?

  13. Can I sub the Almond Flour for a nut free option?

  14. Hi! Can I grind lakanto to powder form to substitute for the confectioners sugar to make the glaze? I don’t have access to the one you named in the recipe 😅

  15. Hi. Can the recipe be halved and just make 1 loaf? Thanks!

  16. Hi, I read you keto cream cheese pound cake. You said this one was bigger, how much lemon can I add to the smaller recipe?
    Thanks for sharing this.

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