Keto Lemon Pound Cake
Learn how to make this Keto Lemon Pound Cake! An easy coconut flour cake with a delicious buttery texture and tangy lemon flavor.
This delicious keto lemon bread contains only 3.9 grams of net carbs per slice, and it is a delicious treat to pair with a cup of my bulletproof coffee for breakfast.
Is Lemon Pound Cake Keto?
Classic Lemon Pound Cakes aren’t keto-friendly because they’re made with sugar and all-purpose flour. Two ingredients that are full of carbs.
But this Keto Lemon Pound Cake is very much keto-friendly.
It uses only keto-friendly ingredients such as almond flour and coconut flour, this keto pound cake has only 3.9 grams of net carbs per slice!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
There is no need to be on a keto diet to appreciate the moist and buttery texture of a keto lemon cake.
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How To Make This Keto Lemon Pound Cake
This lemon keto cake recipe has only a few ingredients and steps to follow.
It does not require fancy pieces of equipment or ingredients, and you will quickly make this recipe in 15 minutes of prep.
First, let’s have a look at what you need.
- Eggs – a delicious buttery and moist pound cake that has eggs. Please stick to the recipe and do not try to substitute eggs in this recipe.
- Almond Flour – you can also use almond meal if desired but ultra-fine almond flour is the best option. To learn more about keto flour, read my keto flour guide!
- Coconut Flour – as always in keto baking-uses fresh flour with no lumps for perfect results.
- Coconut Oil – or melted butter if preferred.
- Lemon Juice – fresh is the best if you can. Lemons are great keto-friendly fruits! If you don’t have a juicer, read my guide on how to juice a lemon without a juicer.
- Lemon Zest – this is optional. I recommend you use untreated organic lemon if you intend to use the zest. This avoids adding nasties to your cake. A few drops of the lemon extract also work!
- Sugar-Free Crystal Sweetener – as always I love to use a crystal blend of Monk Fruit sweetener and erythritol, but powdered erythritol or Xylitol also are great options. Check out my review of keto-friendly sweeteners to convert from one to another.
Making The Cake
Next, let’s talk about the most important part of this recipe: ingredient temperature.
While this is a very straightforward keto lemon pound cake recipe there is one trick!
You must use eggs at room temperature. In fact, baking with coconut oil involves using ingredients at room temperature.
The reason is pretty simple, coconut oil gets solid under 76°F (24°C).
It means that if your eggs are straight out of the fridge they will create lots of coconut oil lumps.
The best is to store your eggs out of the fridge the day before or at least 4 hours before making this recipe.
Otherwise, use melted butter instead of coconut oil. This will not happen with butter.
For more tips on never failing a keto recipe, have a look at my keto baking guide, I share in this ebook all my tips and secrets to never failing a recipe!
This keto lemon bread can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days in an airtight container.
You can also freeze this almond flour pound cake. First, slice the whole cake into 16 slices. Then, freeze the keto lemon loaf into a zip-lock bag or in an airtight container.
Make sure the slices do not overlap, it makes it easier to defrost one by one.
Finally, defrost your slices the day before at room temperature.
The next day, toast the slices in the toaster if you like. Of course, if you freeze your sugar-free lemon cake with the frosting on top don’t bring it to the toaster.
Enjoy plain or spread some sugar-free jam on top.
Frequently Asked Questions
This is probably the healthiest coconut flour lemon cake recipe you will find around. Let me tell you why. First, it is sugar-free, low-carb, and dairy-free, yes eggs are not dairy.
Dairy products come from bovine animals only include milk, cream, butter, and cheese. So, this keto lemon bread is dairy-free meaning it is easy to digest.
Next, it is a high-protein cake perfect to serve at breakfast or for a fulfilling afternoon tea. Proteins keep you full for longer and you won’t feel hungry after one slice.
Finally, it is a gluten-free lemon cake high in fiber from coconut flour. Fibers are part of healthy gut health and stabilize blood sugar levels.
This keto lemon pound cake has only 3.9 grams of net carbs per slice.
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Keto Lemon Pound Cake
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