Keto Pumpkin Cranberry Skillet Cake

low carb pumpkin cranberry skillet cake

Maybe it’s just me, but nothing reminds me of the fall season like the appearance of pumpkins and fresh cranberries at my local grocery store. Which may explain why I couldn’t shake the idea of creating this keto pumpkin cranberry skillet cake. It’s a low carb keto recipe that features both these well-known flavors of fall.

Seriously, I don’t know why I never thought of combining the flavors of pumpkin and cranberries to create a recipe like my keto pumpkin cranberry skillet cake. But boy am I glad that I decided to combine these two flavors to create another keto treat.

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Keto Pumpkin Cranberry Skillet Cake

Keto Pumpkin Cranberry Skillet Cake
Keto Pumpkin Cranberry Skillet Cake

Creating A Keto Pumpkin Cranberry Skillet Cake

Is there such a thing as too many keto pumpkin recipes? Well, as far as I am concerned the answer is a definite no.  I suspect that after you try this keto pumpkin cranberry skillet cake, you may side with me on this.

Can I tell you, that the combination of pumpkin and cranberries in a low carb skillet cake is truly a perfect match? With every bite of this keto cake pumpkin cranberry skillet cake, you experience the smoothness of pumpkin with the juicy tartness of cranberries. A true winner in my book!

My keto pumpkin cranberry skillet cake recipe is not only delicious but a breeze to make. Which is why it will be a great addition to your holiday table.

Who needs a complicated recipe during the hustle and bustle of the holidays? Not this girl!  If you know anything about my recipes, you know I am all about creating easy, delicious low carb keto recipes that even an unskilled cook can create. Click here for my favorite low carb keto baking tips.

If you don’t happen to own a cast-iron skillet, please do not let this deter you from making this scrumptious low carb dessert. You can still enjoy this recipe by using a 9-inch baking pan.

However, I will confess that there is an undeniable wow factor that comes with bringing a skillet cake to the holiday table. Something about that cast-iron skillet makes your guests perk up with anticipation.

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When making this low carb pumpkin cake make sure you choose pumpkin puree and not pumpkin filling. The later adds sugar and spices to the mix. What you want to make sure you use is a puree only. Note that you can use frozen or fresh cranberries for this recipe.

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Keto Pumpkin Cranberry Skillet Cake

Keto Pumpkin Cranberry Skillet Cake

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Keto pumpkin cranberry skillet cake. This skillet cake combines the creaminess of pumpkin with the tart flavor of cranberries for a perfect low carb fall dessert.


  • 2 cups of almond flour
  • ¾ cup sugar substitute
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup of fresh or defrosted cranberries
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons of sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice
  • 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of sea salt


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Melt the butter and set aside to cool.
  3. Using an electric mixer combine the sugar substitute, melted butter, cream cheese until well combined.
  4. Add and the eggs one at a time.
  5. Add pumpkin puree and spices and mix until mixture is well incorporated.
  6. Next add all the dry ingredients and stir until fully combined.
  7. Stir in the sour cream and stir until fully mixed.
  8. Pour batter (note that it will be thick) into fully greased 9-inch cast -iron skillet or cake pan.
  9. Lastly, sprinkle the cranberries evenly to the top of the skillet and with the back of spoon gently push the cranberries half-way into the batter.
  10. Bake for 30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Serve at room temperature
  12. Store leftovers in the fridge or freeze.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 165 Total Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 5.3g Cholesterol: 69mg Sodium: 71mg Carbohydrates: 5.4g Fiber: 2.1g Sugar: 1.5g Protein: 5.3g

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  1. What other fruit would go with this? I can’t seem to find frozen cranberries since they aren’t in season. Or can I omit completely and still come out delicious?
    • Hilda Solares
      Hi Noura, you can easily sub blueberries or raspberries for the cranberry. If you decide to omit the berries completely you will still get a delicious skillet pumpkin recipe. ?
  2. Hi there! I went to make these today, and my nutrition numbers are significantly different than yours - I calculate 16g net carbs per serving. That would be low carb, but not exactly Keto. Can you share what brands of ingredients you use, or which app/website you use to calculate nutrition?Thanks for helping me figure it out!
    • Hi Lauren, I used Swerve, it's name brand of Erythritol it's unlike other sugar alcohols has a 0 % impact on blood sugar. And you don't count the carbs when using erythritol it's what all low carb keto bloggers do. Here is a link that explains it: I am guessing that would be the discrepancy you saw between my nutrition label and yours. I went ahead an updated the recipe to mention the pumpkin puree I used. Hope that clears things up for you darling.

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