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Keto Orange Pound Cake

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4.83 from 405 votes
By Carine - - 29 Comments

A Keto Orange Pound Cake is a moist, buttery pound cake with a delicious orange flavor. Plus, this pound cake recipe is dairy-free, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly.

While pound cakes have traditionally been made with flour, butter, and sugar, I am here showing you how to make your pound cake the keto way.

A keto orange pound cake is a sugar-free, low-carb cake with a deliciously moist, buttery texture. It’s a delicious cake to have for breakfast or an afternoon snack.

Keto orange pound cake

How to make a keto orange pound cake?

To make a delicious keto pound cake, you need some fundamental keto pantry ingredients, including:

  • Almond flour or almond meal.
  • Coconut flour – don’t replace with more almond flour, or your bread texture will be too moist. This flour combo is the key to the best pound cake texture.
  • Erythritol or any sugar-free crystal sweetener, use my keto sweetener converter tool to know how much of another sweetener you need for this recipe.
  • Eggs
  • Coconut oil – while the recipe works with melted butter too, I recommend melted coconut oil for the best flavor and texture.
  • Orange juice – use fresh organic oranges. Organic oranges are better because their skin is not treated, and therefore, it’s safe to use the grated zest from them.
  • Orange zest
  • Baking powder
  • Powdered erythritol – for the glazing.

For a different perspective on this recipe, watch my story about making the keto orange pound cake!

Is it safe to have oranges on a keto diet?

When used in small amounts, oranges are keto-friendly fruit, perfect for adding sweetness to your keto baking. You can check my keto fruit list article to read more about all the fruit options you can eat safely on a keto diet.

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How to store pound cake?

This pound cake stores very well in the fridge for up to 5 days, in an airtight box. You can also freeze slices of pound cake wrapped individually. When you feel like cake, defrost one piece of pound cake on a plate at room temperature.

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How to make sugar-free glazing?

You can glaze keto cakes using powdered sugar-free crystal sweeteners like erythritol, allulose, or Monk fruit erythritol blend.

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If you don’t like your glazing too sweet, I recommend using allulose. Like any glazing, combine powdered sweetener with a liquid, like orange juice, to enhance the orange flavor or simply water.

You can play with the texture, adding more powder sweetener for a thick glazing or more liquid for runny glazing.

Note that powdered sugar-free crystal sweeteners have a similar look and texture to real icing sugar without the carbs. However, it can be overly sweet, so make sure you stick to the glazing recipe for perfect sweetness balance.

Low carb orange pound cake

More keto pound cake recipes

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Keto orange pound cake

Have you made this keto pound cake recipe yet? Try pairing it with a cup of my bulletproof coffee for breakfast.

xoxo Carine

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Keto Orange Pound Cake

Orange pound cake almond flour
3.2gNet Carbs
4.83 from 405 votes
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 50 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins
Net Carbs 3.2g
Fat 10.9g
Protein 4.4g
Calories 173kcal
Author: Carine Claudepierre
16 slices
A moist keto pound cake with orange flavor and orange glazing.

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  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Line a 9-inch x 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper. Slightly grease the paper with coconut oil or butter to prevent the cake from sticking to it. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, lightly beat eggs with erythritol, melted coconut oil, orange juice, and orange zest. Make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature! If your eggs or juice are cold, they will solidify the coconut oil, forming oil lumps. The recipe would still work, but it would impact the cake's texture. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, and baking powder.
  • Make a well in the middle of the flours and pour the liquid ingredients into it.
  • Combine with a spoon until all the ingredients come together and form a consistent cake batter with no lumps.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a pick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Cool 10 minutes in the pan, then lift out the cake from the pan and transfer to a cooling rack for at least 4 hours.
  • When the pound cake is at room temperature, prepare the glazing.

Sugar-free orange glazing

  • In a small mixing bowl, combine powdered erythritol with orange juice and orange zest. If the mixture is too thick, add few more drops of orange juice. If it's too thin, add more powdered erythritol, 1 tablespoon at a time, until it reaches your favorite texture.
  • Drizzle the orange glazing on top of the pound cake.
  • Slice the pound cake into 16 slices.


  • Store for 3 days in the fridge in an airtight box or freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost 3 hours before eating at room temperature.
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Nutrition Facts
Keto Orange Pound Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 173 Calories from Fat 98
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.9g17%
Carbohydrates 4.3g1%
Fiber 1.1g5%
Protein 4.4g9%
Net Carbs 3.2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    29 thoughts on Keto Orange Pound Cake
  1. Can I make this into cupcakes? If so, how many? I want something very airy n fluffy like a sponge or chiffon cake texture. Can I beat the egg whites then folded into the batter? Will it work? Can’t wait to try it!

  2. 5 stars
    Hi Carine,
    2 questions:
    1.Can i make this in an 8inch pan ?
    2. Can i add poppy seeds to it?

    Thanks so much!

  3. 5 stars
    This is such a delicious cake. I find sweetener to sweet so I cut it down by 1/4 cup and it’s perfect. Seriously so good.

  4. 5 stars
    The most consistent, easy, and delicious keto cake recipes I’ve ever made. That’s saying something as I’ve been keto for 4 years now and have made many desserts.

    I’ve switched up the orange for lemon, mikan, bergamot, yuzu, lime, and all kinds of citrus.
    They all work and the cake has been enjoyable in every flavour.

    Thank you for a fantastic recipe.

  5. 5 stars
    Came out perfect! I used butter. The only problem was cutting 16 slices.. no way it would be a see through slice. So the macros must be a little higher. I will make it again for sure.

  6. 5 stars
    The cake/loaf turned out great! I did a half recipe, baked it in a 7 inch round pan for 25 minutes and it was perfect for two people… With leftovers!(followed another persons comment and use three eggs in the half recipe)

  7. 5 stars
    This was FANTASTIC!!! I only had one orange so ended up with less than 1 tsp of zest😏 Decided to chop rind into very small pieces and it tuned out great. Texture and flavor get 5 stars. No glaze but still fabulous. Even had a dollop or two of fig spread on the side🤩. THX!!!

  8. 5 stars
    Yummy! I used on top coconut yogurt thicken with protein Powder caramel flavour and inside a few squares of dark chocolate . I loved the orange zest on top. Your recipes always work! Thank you very much for sharing

  9. Hello, what about the sugar from orange juice ? Has that been added to the nutritional value?
    Please let me know. Thanks

    • Of course it is, there is not much orange juice per slice in the whole recipe that’s why the sugar from the fruit is so low. Look at my article on keto friendly fruits and you will surprise to see that orange is far from being the highest sugar/fructose fruit! In keto what counts is the total net carb per serve, it is ok to use some fresh orange juice in a recipe if you make sure that the amount per serve will be low enough to keep the carbs in control. Enjoy, XOXO Carine

  10. 5 stars
    Really enjoyed this recipe. I made it with as above except I used wtwo oranges & butter as mine didn’t need to be dairy free. It came out really moist. Might try one orange next time.

  11. 5 stars
    I just made the keto orange pound cake and it’s absolutely delicious! I am so impressed by the flavor and softness and more importantly I am happy!! I’ve been on keto diet for almost a month and already miss eating a good cake. Well, not anymore! Thanks to you Carine! I’m going to try many of your other recipes. ????

  12. 5 stars
    Hello Carine! Im a huge fan with your blog! ive tried a few recipes and all have been a complete success, this one in particurly has become in one of my favorites!

    Cant wait for keep baking more…
    Fun Fact, im baking all in my new Air Fryer and is fantastic!

    Best Regards from Cancun Mexico!

    • Thanks so much for following me and for such a lovely feedback! I don’t have an airfryer but I am glad this cake bake perfectly in yours. XOXO Carine


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