An easy, moist, buttery keto cinnamon coffee cake topped with a sweet, crunchy walnut streusel. The best low-carb breakfast cake to pair with your morning coffee!
Read on to learn how to make this excellent keto cake!
Guess who has baked herself a moist keto coffee cake with many cinnamon crumbs for Easter weekend? Actually, the question is more about how to fix a cake and cinnamon roll craving at the same time and, of course, while avoiding carbs! This cinnamon rolls coffee cake recipe is the answer.
Plus, if you’re like me, coffee cake rhymes with cinnamon, sweet, buttery crumbs because streusel on top of coffee cake is the best part!
A coffee cake is a simple buttery sponge cake typically made of two layers of buttery crumbs, one in the center of the cake and on top of the cake.
A keto coffee cake recipe is about making a keto cake that resembles a coffee cake without the carbs!
You can whip up this keto coffee cake with ease, using only simple low-carb ingredients. Bonus, this gluten-free coffee cake can also be made dairy-free with very few adjustments. Keep reading my tips to make this recipe paleo-friendly too.
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You can bake this coffee cake on fan-forced mode or regular mode but whatever the mode you are using, make sure you don’t bake over 180C (375F). This is because the recipe uses almond flour, and this low-carb flour browns faster than wheat flour.
Also, for coffee cakes topped with crumbs, it’s better to bake the cake on rack 2, counting from the bottom of the oven. It’s basically the rack below the center rack. This is the best option to prevent the cake crumbs from browning too fast.
I used to love Starbucks coffee cake toppings, and I would eat this with my fingers before even eating the cake. This said, classic coffee cake crumbs are loaded with carbs, including wheat and sugar, so they are not keto-friendly at all. To make the keto coffee cake top layer, I use the following ingredients:
The best time to serve coffee cake is for breakfast. It makes a delicious, fulfilling breakfast, and your black coffee will enhance the flavors of this keto cake.
Some delicious diabetic-friendly breakfast toppings to add on the cakes’ side or top are full-fat coconut yogurt. This is pure coconut cream, so it doesn’t have sugar or lactose. Other sugar-free toppings ideas are unsweetened whipped cream and sugar-free glazing.
First, measure all your ingredients in small bowls, ensuring all the ingredients are at room temperature, especially the eggs. Make space on your benchtop to split the cake batter ingredients from the streusel toppings ingredients so you won’t get confused.
Then, start by making the streusel dough and set it aside while you prepare the cake batter. This gives some time to the streusel coffee cake ingredients to blend their flavors. Next, prepare the cake batter by combining the wet ingredients with the dry.
Finally, assemble the coffee cake following this layering rule:
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You can store this easy keto coffee cake in the fridge for up to 3 days. Otherwise, keto cakes are easy to freeze.
Use an airtight container and leave some space between each slice to make sure they don’t stick to each other. Defrost on the counter overnight.
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