Keto Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake

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All the flavors of a cinnamon roll mixed into a coffee cake yet made low carb and gluten-free! Only 1.7 carbs per slice!

What happens when you marry a cinnamon roll and a coffee cake? You get a spongy, moist cake filled with swirls of buttery cinnamon and topped with a vanilla creme glaze. It’s the perfect slice to enjoy with a cup of joe or make for your mama on Mother’s Day.

Slices of cinnamon coffee cake on a white tray.

The BEST part about this recipe (besides that it’s absolutely delicious) is that it doesn’t require a bunch of ingredients, skill or effort. Let me explain…

Shortcuts to the best keto cake

  • Use box keto cake mix – The main reason why this recipe is so easy to make is that it uses a box cake mix. Most larger grocery stores now carry keto cake mixes. Some are gluten-free, some aren’t, but ALL are simple to prepare and taste just as good or better than most keto cake recipes out there – in my opinion. 
  • No rolling necessary – With this low carb recipe, you can enjoy all the flavors of a cinnamon roll without having to make the dough and roll it out. Instead, swirl the sweet buttery cinnamon mixture into the cake batter.
  • Bake in a square dish – One of the many perks to making a coffee cake is that it is usually a quick cake you pour into a square or rectangle baking dish instead of a circular cake pan. This recipe keeps with that effortless baking solution.


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Keto Cinnamon Cake Ingredients

Vanilla Glaze Ingredients

Keto Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake Directions

  • Keto Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake
  • A bite of cinnamon coffee cake on a fork sitting on a plate in front of a cup of coffee.

    Boxed keto cake mixes

    Instead of preparing a cake entirely from scratch, I prefer the convenience of using a pre-packaged cake mix. Fortunately, there’s a growing variety of keto-friendly cake mixes available from different companies. Many of these options are gluten-free. Here are a few of the ones I particularly like.

    Close up of slices of coffee cake on parchment paper.

    Storage information

    Coffee cake is best served warm alongside a cup of coffee, of course. Unless you are having a party, chances are you will have some leftover, like I did. And I’m not animal and going to eat the entire thing so here is how you store the leftovers.

    Cover the leftover cake with plastic wrap or store in an airtight container. Cake will keep at room temperature for 1-2 days or in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

    This cake can be frozen if stored correctly in an airtight container or wrapped in plastic then placed in a freezer-safe bag. Store in the freezer for 1-2 months. 

    Keto Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake: FAQS

    Can I use any keto cake mix?

    Yes! For this coffee cake recipe, you can use any low carb cake mix. Just use the ingredients listed on the box to make the base cake batter and follow the baking instructions on the box as well.

    Can I use a recipe to make my base keto cake from scratch?

    Yes, you can use a recipe to make a basic yellow or white keto cake from scratch. Use the listed ingredients in the recipe, add the cinnamon swirl and bake according to the directions stated in the cake recipe.

    Can I use this recipe to make cupcakes?

    Yes! To make keto cupcakes, pour cake batter into the cavities of a liner filled muffin pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-24 minutes or until set.

    Nutritional information & Macros

    Nutrition Information

    Keto Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake

    Servings: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 248
    Fat 23.4g
    Protein 4.1g
    Total Carbs 18.5g
    Net Carbs 1.7g

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    1. This is so yummy! Good flavor. I love King Arthur keto mixes. I will definitely make this again and again.

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