Well, this is probably more appropriate because this keto cake contains fresh blueberries and a delicious sugar-free blueberry coulis too. I couldn’t resist adding blueberries to this cake. I have a slight addiction to the lemon-blueberry combo and I can’t stop myself. So keto lemon almond cake to the rescue!
Easy keto lemon cake
This sugar-free lemon blueberry cake is a 1-bowl recipe. It means that the whole keto cake batter makes two cake layers and you won’t have to repeat the recipe twice. How cool is that? You know I love easy keto recipes especially when it comes to keto desserts as I can’t wait to fix my sweet tooth.
So all you need to make a lovely keto lemon cake are a few ingredients :
Almond flour – I recommend super fine unblanched almond flour for best results and to avoid the gritty texture from almonds
Coconut flour – make sure it is fresh flour with no lumps. Also, always measure your coconut flour packed, leveled to avoid adding too much of it – this would significantly dry out the lemon cake.
Sugar-free crystal sweetener like erythritol or monk fruit stevia blend. Check my top 4 keto-friendly sweeteners to find out which ones I prefer!
Eggs – this is very important to use large eggs at room temperature
Coconut oil – melted at room temperature or lukewarm but not hot or it will ‘cook’ the eggs
Blueberries – fresh or frozen. Blueberry is relatively high in carbs, so it is important to not add too many. Check out my list of keto-friendly fruit to learn which fruits are the best on your keto journey.
Lemon zest – from untreated organic lemon
Keto cream cheese lemon buttercream
The combo of butter and cream cheese makes the most delicious keto lemon frosting for this lemon cake. Cream cheese and lemon cake go really well together! All you need for the frosting are:
Softened cream cheese – bring out of the fridge 1 hour before making the frosting
Softened butter – I recommend you bring the butter to room temperature for 3 hours before making the frosting. Also, precutting the butter into cubes will make it soften faster
Powdered sugar-free sweetener – same as above but powdered. If you can’t find powdered sugar free sweetener in your supermarket crush the crystal sugar free sweetener into a blender. Blend 45 seconds on high speed to make your own sugar free icing sweetener!
Unsweetened almond milk or heavy cream
Sugar-free blueberry chia coulis
This cake wouldn’t be the same without the tangy lemon blueberry coulis. Of course, this is optional, but trust me this brings this keto lemon cake to the next level. Bonus, this coulis doesn’t require fancy ingredients and only 3 minutes to make so you don’t have to sweat it! Simply gather:
Blueberries – fresh or frozen
Chia seeds – this helps thicken the coulis
Sugar-free crystal sweetener like erythritol or monk fruit stevia blend
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Before you start, make sure ALL the ingredients are at room temperature including eggs, lemon juice, unsweetened almond milk, and flours.
Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
Grease two 9-inch round cake pans with coconut oil or butter. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
In another mixing bowl, add eggs (at room temperature) with sugar-free crystal sweetener. Beat on high speed for 45 seconds until foamy and lighter in color.
Bring back the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients. Make a well in the center of the flour and add the lemon zest, lemon juice, melted coconut oil, vanilla, and beaten eggs.
Beat gently on low speed to incorporate all the ingredients together and form a consistent cake batter.
Stop the electric beater and using a spatula fold in the blueberries into the batter.
Transfer half of the cake batter into one cake pan and the other half of the batter into the second cake pan. You now have two cake pans filled with roughly the same amount of cake batter.
Bake each cake layer for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. If you have a convection mode on your oven you can easily bake the two cake layers at the same time. Otherwise, it is preferable to bake one cake layer at a time. You can keep the second layer at room temperature while the first cake layer is baking.
Let the cake cool down 10 minutes in the pan then release it on a cooling rack.
Cool down at least 3 hours or until the cakes are at room temperature before frosting. Don't cool down in the fridge or the cakes will lose their moisture and become dense.
Keto lemon buttercream
In a medium-size mixing bowl, add the soft butter, and using an electric beater, beat soft butter for 1 minute. Stop beater, then add softened cream cheese.
Beat on medium speed for about 1-2 minutes or until fluffy and light in color.
Stop the beater and add in lemon juice, unsweetened almond milk, and powdered sugar-free sweetener.
Beat again, at low speed first, to avoid the powdered sugar to burst outside of the mixing bowl, then on medium speed until the frosting is thick.
Use the frosting to assemble the 2-layer cake.
You can make the frosting ahead of time and store in the fridge in an airtight container while the cake layers are cooling down.
Blueberry chia coulis
In a small saucepan, add blueberries, lemon juice, chia seeds, and sugar-free powdered sweetener.
Bring to a boil, smash the blueberries with a fork, then simmer 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly until it forms a slightly thick coulis.
Use the coulis between the cake layer, preferably add on top of the first layer of buttercream.
Store leftover frosting, coulis in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Store the lemon cake in the fridge in a cake box for up to 3 days. You can freeze the cake too, but I recommend to freeze unfrosted cake for better taste when defrosted.
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