Keto Marble Pound Cake

Keto mocha swirl pound cake

It’s a recipe for keto marble pound cake. A marble low carb cake that features the flavor of chocolate, vanilla and a little coffee for a rich mocha pound cake.

Sometimes you can’t decide between a chocolate pound cake or a vanilla one. That’s where my keto marble swirl pound cake recipe fits the bill perfectly. Imagine being able to enjoy a classic dessert like a marble cake and not have to worry about the carbs.  This recipe is grain-free, sugar-free, gluten-free, keto-friendly and delicious. I mean what’s not to love?

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Rather than start from scratch when trying to create this low carb marble cake, I referred to my keto cream cheese pound cake recipe for inspiration.  After all, that vanilla keto pound cake is our number one recipe and also happens to be a favorite in the keto community.  

I also have a keto chocolate pound cake recipe that is basically the chocolate version of that classic.  I could have baked either one or both of these cakes and satisfied a craving. 

But rather than bake two Keto Cakes I did the reasonable thing and came up with a marble swirl pound cake that features the best of both. And just to make it extra special I added a little instant espresso coffee to the chocolate swirl giving it a mocha flavor.  What ensued was a perfect swirl pound cake. 

Don’t forget to also check out our Keto Pound Cakes for more delicious options.

It's a recipe for keto marble pound cake. A marble low carb cake that features the flavor of chocolate, vanilla and a little coffee for a rich pound cake.
Keto Marble Pound Cake

Keto Marble Pound Cake

This sugar-free marble cake makes a moist, rich pound cake. The chocolate swirl has a fudgy mocha flavor that is simply divine.

What’s more, it makes a stunning presentation. No matter how many times I’ve made a marble cake I’m always pleasantly surprised to see the perfect marbling that happens. Am I the only one?  

When I make a keto-friendly pound cake I generally like to add cream cheese to the batter. This is because it not only provides more flavor but it gives the pound cakes a bit more structure. Which is why I opted to add some to this recipe too. 

In fact, I am such a fan of using cream cheese in ketogenic cooking that I have a slew of other keto cream cheese recipes

How To Make A Keto Marble Swirl 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. 

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My failed attempts when I first went keto is what caused me to be very intentional with my Keto Baking recipes. I threw away so many ingredients in the beginning and I never want anyone to be so frustrated that they give up on the diet before the can see long-lasting results. 

Even though those early days were not fun, the fact that I stayed the course has made this journey very rewarding. Besides, if I had quit at the first sign of struggle, I would not have had the opportunity to engage with you all.

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Keto Mocha Swirl Pound Cake

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As far as I’m concerned, a low carb keto lifestyle should never leave you feeling deprived.

These days I rarely across a food item that I can’t give it a low carb keto makeover. It’s incredible what persistence can create. After all, the last thing I want to hear is that anyone trying to get healthy feels like they are missing out.

With that in mind, feel free to reach out to me with any recipe requests. It would be my honor to assist you in converting a traditional recipe into a low carb keto one.

Today creating recipes like this keto mocha swirl pound cake have become a fun pastime for me. Fortunately, my family fully encourages me in this endeavor.

Of course, you don’t hear any of them complaining when asked to test one of my creations.

Fact is, they are all too eager to be my guinea pigs. What never fails to amuse me, is that even those who don’t do this lifestyle want to participate in the testing.

Can I tell you that it’s a great thing when my non-keto friends and family compliment my recipes? Listening to them say “if this is keto, sign me up”,  makes this girl want to do a little kitchen dance.

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Keto Mocha Swirl Pound Cake

Keto Mocha Swirl Pound Cake

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

A recipe for keto mocha pound cake. It features a swirl of chocolate and coffee for a mocha marble cake treat.


  • [2 1/2 cups of finely milled almond flour
  • [1 1/4 cups of granulated sugar substitute
  • 2 teaspoons of instant espresso​ powder (optional)
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup of softened butter
  • 8 oz. package of cream cheese softened
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 ounces of unsweetened baking chocolate melted.


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan
  3. Melt the 2 ounces of baking chocolate and set aside.
  4. In a large mixer beat together the butter, cream cheese and sugar substitute until light and fluffy.
  5. Add the 5 eggs one at a time, combining well after each addition.
  6. Next add the almond flour, baking powder and salt.
  7. Mix until well incorporated.
  8. Pour 3/4 of the cake batter into the greased loaf
  9. To the remaining batter in the mixing bow add the melted 2 ounces of unsweetened chocolate and instant coffee.
  10. Spread the the chocolate mixture over the pound cake batter
  11. With a skewer or toothpick gently swirl the top of the cake for a marble effect.
  12. Bake for 35-40 minutes in 350 degree oven.
  13. Allow to cool fully before slicing and serving.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 110Total Fat: 9.0gSaturated Fat: 3.9gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 122mgCarbohydrates: 3.2gFiber: 1.3gSugar: 0.5gProtein: 3.1g







  1. This sounds delicious you are SO right about great memories its the small things I’d come home from school and my mum had baked fairy cakes must pass this recipe on to her looks delicious! 🙂

  2. Oh this looks so good! Fall is coming and with it brings so many, many (many!) temptations so it’s good to have alternatives. 🙂

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  4. Looks good – how much flax meal?

  5. Looks good. I love the combination of chocolate and coffee.

  6. Printing the recipe NOW! This looks like a recipe that is a MUST HAVE. thanks for sharing ♥

    • Ahhh so happy to hear. Let me know how it goes for you. I usually make two at a time and freeze the other. It’s what hubby likes to take to work to have as a treat during his lunch time. Enjoy!

  7. Pound cake my Favorite!

  8. Perhaps for my next order… 😉

  9. Christy Murray

    Hi I am new to your site but I am falling in love with it. I absolutely love the inspirational pages!!! I just made the Pound cake listed about, I am waiting for it to cool a bit but I am thinking the middle isn’t done. The top was getting too dark so I pulled it out. Any suggestions? I did a double…

    • Hi Christy so glad you are encouraged by our site. Every oven is different but how about you cover with foil and then bake at 250 degrees for another 20 minutes or so. That would do the trick ????

  10. To many comments from people who never tried it yet. I made this and it is delicious! So happy to have a Keto recipe for pound cake. Easy and will make often.

  11. Hi, Thank you for this recipe!!!! It looks so good. I’ve been making your original cream cheese pound on a weekly basis. My hubby loves as do I. We are both on Keto. I wanted to ask for this recipe could I skip the coffee? And also, can I just melt the chocolate as you did here an add that to your original pound cake? I’ve mastered it (as anyone would if your making a batch WEEKLY) and just want to add chocolate to it. ps. Love the bible verses in your posts.

    • Hi Marisol, I am glad you are enjoying this the original pound cake recipe. You can certainly leave out the coffee it’s just a taste enhancer and yes you can just melt the chocolate and use it with the recipe you’ve already mastered. Thank you for stopping by to encourage me, darling. God bless!

  12. Garrette Grouwstra

    I attempted this, and it came out gooey in the center after cooling. What did I do wrong?

  13. Could I use regular instant coffee instead of espresso?

  14. I LOVE your keto cream cheese pound cake so I had to try the mocha version. Followed the recipe exactly in the described loaf pan. Baked it 15 minutes longer and it sunk in the middle when cooling, however tastes very good. I bake all the time. I think this recipe, given its size (i.e. more batter than the keto cream cheese pound cake version, requires a bigger baking pan—9 inch cake pan or a 6 cup (8 inch) bundt pan. It tastes so yummy I will try again in the described bundt pan. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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