Favorite Keto Lemon Pound Cake

Low Carb Lemon Pound Cake

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.

My keto lemon pound cake was created in honor of someone very special to me and it’s based out of our  keto cream cheese pound cake recipe.  Make sure you remember to also check out our Keto Cream Cheese Recipes for other delicious recipes that feature cream cheese.

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.

Updating A Family Favorite To Make it Healthy

My original lemon pound cake had loads of sugar. So, no longer makes an appearance at family gatherings. A keto lemon pound cake needed to be created instead. After all, it was important to have a keto pound cake recipe that could be enjoyed safely.

keto lemon pound cake

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.

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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 of us of our loved ones is a way to continue to honor their memory.

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Keto Lemon Pound Cake

Yield: 12 slices
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
A rich low carb lemon cake that is sugar free, grain free and delicious


Lemon Glaze Topping:

  • ¼ cup of Swerve Confectioner’s Sugar and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.


  1. Pre-heat oven 350 degrees
  2. In a large standup mixer add the cream cheese, butter and beat on high until light and fluffy. To this add the sugar substitute and combine well.
  3. Add the 8 eggs one at a time, making sure that it is fully incorporated.
  4. Next stir in the almond flour, salt, baking powder, lemon rind and mix well.
  5. Lastly, add the lemon juice and beat until the batter is fully mixed.
  6. 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)
  7. Bake for 45 minutes or until an inserted tooth pick comes out clear.
  8. Add the lemon glaze to the cooled cake.
  9. Dust the fully cooled cake with sugar free confectioners’ sugar.

Keto Lemon Glaze

Combine 1/2 cup of confectioners sugar substitute with 4 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice. drizzle the glaze over the warm cake and then dust with the confectioners sugar.

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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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  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. 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 ??
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        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. Did I miss now many servings this recipe makes to have 2.3 carbs?
  6. Could this be made as cupcakes? How long would I bake them and should the temperature be the same?
  7. Please confirm the carb info on the nutritional panel. The total carbs is showing to be 1.9, yet fiber is 15.1?
  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.
    • 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.

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