Keto Coffee Cake

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Are you looking for the perfect coffee cake to enjoy with a hot cup of coffee? This keto coffee cake made with almond flour is moist, buttery, and has the most delightful flavor. It is even dairy-free!

Keto Coffee Cake Recipe Video

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Keto Coffee Cake Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup golden brown sugar free sweetener
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup nut milk
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Sugar Free Glaze Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter or coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar free sweetener
  • 1 tablespoon nut milk
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds

Keto Coffee Cake Directions

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Keto coffee cake is the perfect baked treat to go with your morning coffee. This recipe is both low carb and dairy-free, making it a great recipe for anyone with sensitivity to lactose or who gets inflammation from dairy. This keto coffee cake with almond flour is spongy, buttery and makes for a delicious breakfast. You can even pair it with a cup of keto hot chocolate. If you don’t have much time in the mornings, you can also make this cake ahead of time and enjoy a slice every morning for breakfast. Keto coffee cake is also a great low-carb snack to take on the go in a zipper food storage bag.

We add apple cider vinegar to the coffee cake batter for flavor and to help the cake rise as it acts as an acid and reacts with the baking soda to for bubbles in the batter as it bakes.

Use your favorite baking dish. For this recipe, I used a bundt cake pan, but you can use a traditional cake pan or even a muffin tin to make keto coffee cake muffins.

a side view of a spongy cake topped with icing and almonds

What is Coffee Cake?

Coffee cake is a sweet and buttery cake that is usually topped with streusel or glaze and eaten with coffee. This dense, single-layered cake originated in Europe in the 17th century and was paired with coffee in Germany, Scandinavia, and the Netherlands. Coffee cake became important to a tradition called kaffeeklatsch, which was were people would drink caffeine and eat coffee cake while gossiping with neighbors. Once these communities emigrated to America, they brought the kaffeeklatsch tradition with them and coffee cakes became immensely popular. Coffee cakes are now part of American home baking recipes and can be found in nearly any café.

Does Coffee Cake Have Coffee in it?

Although early versions of coffee cakes initially contained coffee, coffee cake is typically meant to be eaten alongside coffee. Coffee cake actually has a vanilla base with a flavorful streusel or a simple glaze topping. This dairy-free coffee cake uses pecan icing or pecan streusel for a sugary topping. Some home recipes may add small amounts of left over coffee into the coffee cake batter for flavoring. In this keto coffee cake recipe, you could replace the nut milk with leftover morning coffee.

a slice of coffee cake in front of a cup of coffee

Glaze or Streusel Crumb Topping

Glaze and streusel topping are both delicious on this sugar free coffee cake. I prefer glaze with my coffee cakes, but for a delicious pecan streusel topping, use the topping it use in the keto pecan pumpkin muffin recipe.  This recipe for streusel is buttery, nutty, and crunchy which pairs perfectly with the soft and fluffy keto coffee cake. You can even top this low carb coffee cake with a cream cheese frosting.


Substitutions can be made for this recipe if there are any nut-related allergies and you can’t tolerate almond flour. You can use sunflower flour instead of almond flour in a cup for cup ratio if there are any almond allergies since they are both keto approved. Melted butter can also be a substitute for the coconut oil if you want a more buttery keto coffee cake. Just keep in mind, the recipe will no longer be dairy-free if you use butter. If you want to make the coffee cake richer in taste and texture, you can use heavy cream instead of nut milk.


This keto coffee cake is very easy to store, so you can make it ahead of time and enjoy it throughout the week for breakfast! It’s an ideal keto breakfast to meal prep. Just make sure to keep it in an airtight container so that the cake remains fresh and moist. The keto coffee cake can stay fresh in the food storage container for a maximum of 3 days.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Keto Coffee Cake

Servings: 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 299
Fat 28.5g
Protein 6.4g
Total Carbs 6.3g
Net Carbs 2.9g

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  1. Have you ever tried making this as a full-sized bundt? Would I simply double the ingredients? Is there any reason why that wouldn’t work? Thanks!

  2. For the brown sugar if I use Truvia brown sugar blend would I use 1/2 the amount. I am new to baking with sweetener.

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